Grenadines Divers vs Salt Pond Breakers Match Report – 21st Match VPL 4
Divers won the toss and chose to bat.
Delorn Johnson bowled the first over and was good for the majority of the over, not allowing Shem Browne to free his arms easily. Browne still managed to power the last ball of the over down the ground with a flat batted shot for four. Atticus Browne, who was under used in the early matches, is proving to be a thrump card for the Breakers. He bowled the 2nd over and got the wicket of Asif Hooper, caught at point attempting a big hit. Ryan John, who bowled the third over, had form batsman Roland Cato plumb lbw from an inswinging yorker. Hiram Shallow, for the umpteenth time was out via the run out route and Divers struggle continued, being 23/3 at the end of the powerplay.
Things were very sedate after the powerplay for the Divers. Ryan John and Jomel Warrican made a mess of their middle order. They combined for 3 overs for 8 runs and 3 wickets. Jomel Warrican did the rarity of taking a double wicket maiden and had figures that read 2-1-1-3. Divers could only get to 61/7 after their 10 overs, with all their batsmen struggling to rotate the strike.
Asif Hooper, as per the norm, bowled the first over for the Divers and had Kadir Nedd stumped off the 3rd delivery of the over. Rickford Walker who opened, pulled a short one from Hooper for a big six over long on. Breakers took 9 runs off each of the powerplay overs.
It was in Breakers best interest to finish the game as fast as possible for net run rate purposes. The Divers bowlers bowled well in middle to ensure that they weren’t totally humiliated. The Breakers finished the game in 7 overs, as Cato’s only ball in the tournament was a no ball and was dispatched over the mid wicket boundary for a maximum. Kadeem Alleyne top scored with 36 not out from 22 deliveries, hitting 2 fours and 2 sixes. Rickford Walker supported with 25 runs from 19 deliveries, hitting 2 sixes.
Grenadines Divers 61/7 (10 overs)
Salt Pond Breakers 64/2 (7 overs)