Match Report: 7th Match – Botanical Gardens Rangers vs Dark View Explorers
Dark View Explorers won the toss and decided to bowl. Darius Martin once again bowled a superb opening over, continually proving to be the most threatening opening bowler of the tournament. The Rangers were kept in check within the first 3 overs, then the flood gates opened. Hyron Shallow got into groove and started to dominate the attack, being particularly harsh on the spinners and was supported brilliantly by Romel Currency. Both ran well between the wickets and picked a lot of singles and twos. The pair scored 50 runs between the 4th and 7th over.
The Rangers were looking dangerous and on course for a 100+ total. Sealron Williams was chosen to deliver the 8th over, with the score on 71/1, but the youngster showed his courage and delivered a magic over, removing the dangerous Shallow and also taking the scalp of Kevin Abraham who was in decent touch in round 2 – both was bowled by the budding leg spinner. Shallow made 38 from 22 balls, hitting 3 fours and 2 sixes. Romel Currency continued his good work and picked up two boundaries in the 9th over, but was also dismissed. Kenneth Dember & Kesrick Williams combined to take 15 runs from the final over, enabling the Rangers to post a big score of 104/4 from their 10 overs.
In reply, Lindon James took on Kesrick Williams, pulling for 6 early to signal his team’s intention. Williams had the last laugh as he got the prized wicket of James 2 deliveries later. Explorers then lost the plot for a while, as they struggled to get the ball away, being stifled by the varied bowling attack of the Rangers. With Deron Greaves still at the crease, there was still hope. He started to tee off at the backend of the innings, but his 44 from 28 balls (3 fours, 3 sixes) still wasn’t enough as the strangle hold put on by the Rangers was too much – Explorers falling 16 runs short of their target.
Botanical Gardens Rangers 104/4 (10 overs)
Dark View Explorers 88/5 (10 overs)