Thursday, April 18, 2024

Batsmen struggle in trial

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BATSMEN FOUND THE going tough in the second and final Barbados Pride trial match yesterday.

Just one player managed a half-century in a low-scoring contest at Weymouth, days before the selectors formalise the squad for the West Indies Cricket Board’s Super50 competition starting later this month.

While the match produced an exciting finish with Kevin Stoute’s XI prevailing over Omar Phillips’ XI by two wickets with seven balls to spare, there might have been some concern that batsmen failed to fire.

Ashley Nurse’s enterprising 58 off 52 balls batting at No. 8 was the sole half-century and it helped Phillips’ team get to a fighting total of 169 in 39.3 overs, after they were pegged back to 72 for six in a match reduced to 46 overs a side because of a late start due to a wet bowlers’ run-up. (HG)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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