The first day of the tournament was quite a successful one as the players including the coaching staff and the fans have really enjoyed the return of cricketing action after a really long break. Who would have thought that we will be able to experience any sort of cricket any time soon but the Vincy Premier T10 League came into our lives as a boon and we are definitely going to enjoy it as the competition progresses.
Veteran Lindon James once again proved that experience matters no matter which format you play in. Even though the initial thrust provided by Deron Geaves and Kensley Joseph in the 76-run chase in the last match, someone had to complete the game. James came in at number 3 and played a responsible 18-run innings to steer his team to a victory with nine balls to spare. The right-hander struck a couple of boundaries and remained unbeaten along with fellow teammate Andrew Thomas. He is undoubtedly a key player for the Explorers in Saturday’s match.Keeping an economy rate under 6.0 in a T20 game demands some attention and Darius Martin’s spell in the previous match against Fort Charlotte Stars was one such instance. In the two overs he bowled, the opening bowler just gave away five runs (2.5 runs per innings) and also scalped two vital wickets in the process. What more do you want from a bowler? And this was not a fluke, as evident from his T20 stats - having played 17 matches, taken 18 wickets at an economy rate of 5.82. Martin is by far their best bet when in the bowling department.
Arguably the innmings of the Vincy T10 league so far, chasing a 71-run target set by Botanic Garden Rangers was not going to be an easy task, but not an impossible one too. Desron Maloney and Salvan Browne’s blistering 58-run opening stand made the chase nothing less than a cakewalk. It was Maloney who took aid of the offensive route, smashing an unbeaten 41-run innings, which included four boundaries and three sixes to complete the game with 25 balls left. There’s no way we can ignore him from Saturday’s fixture.Bowling in the later stages of a T10 game isn’t an easy venture to carry out, but Haywood hit the correct notes it seems. While Botanic Garden Rangers were aiming for a big score, the bowler had other plans, having produced a brilliant spell to restrict them to 70 runs. Haywood bowled two overs, gave away just 12 runs and scalped three wickets. With Dark View Explorers boasting of a formidable batting line-up, the onus will be on Haywood to check the run-flow in the upcoming match.
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Dark View Explorers: Lindon James, Deron Greaves, Andrew Thomas, Darius Martin, Shammon Hooper, Davian Barnum, Sealron Williaams, Kensley Joseph, Cody Horne, Kemron Strough, Ojay Matthews, Javod Williams, Denson Hoyte.
La Soufriere Hikers: Desron Maloney, Dean Browne, Dillon Douglas, Othneil Lewis, Salvan Browne, Rayan Williams, Rawdon Bentick, Casmus Hackshaw, Kenson Dalzell, Jeremy Haywood, Tilron Harry, Kimson Dalzell, Camano Cain.
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