Advantage Melbourne CC in Senior Cup quarters

Sunday, April 15, 2018

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Melbourne CC just about hold the upper hand against Westmoreland CA heading into today's second and final day of the Senior Cup quarter-final match at Melbourne Oval.

At the close yesterday Melbourne were 185-6 in their first-innings response to Westmoreland's 208 all out.

Scores: Westmoreland 208; Melbourne 185-6.

The not out batsmen are Jon Ross Campbell and Yannick Elliott, on 24 and five, respectively.

After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, Westmoreland recovered from 42-5 to get past the 200-run mark.

Middle order batsman Shahid Crooks top-scored with 72, while number seven batsman Nigel Palmer made 56. The two added 87 runs for the sixth wicket to rescue the visitors. No other batsman reached 20.

Left-arm finger spinner Christopher Lamont grabbed 4-53, while off-spinner Yannick Elliott and wrist spinner Damion Jacobs had 3-49 and 2-33, respectively.

In reply, Melbourne teetered on 34-2 at one stage and later were 170-6, before battling to the close.

Jamaica middle order batsman Andre McCarthy, who hit a straight six off the off-spinner Travi Spencer to get past 50, made 78.

Left-hander Javell Glenn made 20.

Westmoreland off-spinner Palmer has taken 2-43 so far.

In the rain-affected contest at Mona Bowl, visitors St Catherine CA were 192-5 against the University of the West Indies (UWI), who won the toss and opted to field.

Scores: St Catherine CA 192-5.

Kemar Marshall has led the way so far with 83 not out, while support came from Richard Bradnock (38). UWI spinner Oshane Walter has taken 2-52.

— Sanjay Myers

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