Match Report – 3rd Match: Fort Charlotte Strikers vs Botanical Gardens Rangers
Strikers won the toss and choose to bat first. They had another terrible start as Bascombe was out lbw to the 2nd legal delivery of the match. Fortune favoured Sealroy Williams in the 2nd over as he was dropped twice at mid on off the bowling of Cottle. The final three deliveries of the over went for boundaries, one which was a misfield – the Rangers already having a terrible time in the field. Rangers pegged things back between the 3rd and 5th over, only conceding 17 runs.
Sealroy Williams was struggling, missing more than he was hitting. He cashed in on some loose deliveries to redeem himself, taking 14 runs off the 6th over but his luck ran out on the final delivery of the over as he was finally caught by Winston Samuel at long off for 30 from 25 deliveries. Gidron Pope looked his most fluent for a while, and played a nice innings of 20 from 13 deliveries to take his team to a competitive 86/4 from their 10 overs, the highest score of the tournament so far. Zimron Providence was the stand out bowler for the Rangers, taking 1-7 from his 2 overs.
Strikers was on fire early as Fredericks had Mcleon Williams caught skying to mid off from the 2nd delivery. Sealroy Williams had Harper lbw, attempting a slog sweep – the Rangers sinking further in the chase. Urnel Thomas hammered a pull over mid wicket off Fredericks but otherwise, it was a slow powerplay for the Rangers, only managing to accumulate 15 runs.
Urnel Thomas was a mixture of dots and boundaries – he took 16 runs from the 6th over bowled by Geron Wyllie, but he perished on the final delivery, leaving the Rangers stuttering on 36-3 after 6 overs. Rangers didn’t pose any more of a challenge to the total, and fell short by 24 runs.
Fort Charlotte Strikers 86/4 (10 overs)
Botanical Gardens Rangers 62/4 (10 overs)