Boscobel hammer Top Pen in St Mary Boscobel Premier League

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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St Mary Costly Construction-sponsored Boscobel Premier League champions Boscobel Warriors began their title defence on a high note, hammering Top Pen Giants by seven wickets at the Boscobel Grounds on Sunday.

In what was a ruthless exhibition, the champs won the toss, inserted Top Pen, and proceeded to skittle them out for a paltry 70 off 18.3 overs, with top batsman Orlando Lyons, 18, and captain Jermaine Chisholm, 22, the only players to reach double figures against a rampant Alwayne Williams (3-10) and top speedster Jason Goldson (3-27).

Top Pen started disastrously, losing a wicket off the first ball of the innings, and never really recovered, as wickets fell at regular intervals causing a steady stream of batsmen to and from the pavilion.

In-between the carnage Lyons tried to launch a furious comeback, smashing some telling blows before charging down the wicket to Goldson and playing down the wrong line, resulting in his off stump cartwheeling outside the grounds.

Skipper Chisholm was the only other batsman to put up a fight, mixing aggression with resolute defence before trying an over-ambitious shot and holing out on the cover boundary.

Boscobel Warriors started their reply in poor fashion as well, losing national invitee and top batsman Alwayne Williams cheaply before opener Delroy Patterson, who was in a merciless mood, scored 32 runs, and the more obdurate former national Under-19 player Tyrone Daley's 24 not out helped seal the victory.

The ultra-aggressive Patterson was in a punishing mood, belting three huge sixes and three fours in his cameo knock. Daley looked elegant and sound as the champs reached 72-3 off just 10 overs.

The competition — which is also sponsored by Chem Quip Water Treatment, Juta Tours, 7 Eleven Meat & Next, Boscobel Hardware, Sir B's Auto and Mayor Richard Creary, continues on Sunday (October 21), with two of the fancied teams, Jack's River Razors, featuring the exciting Richardo “Chu Chu” Thompson up against Days Mountain Strikers led by Samuel McIntosh in the opening match at 9: 30 am, while in the feature at 1: 30 pm Port Maria Turbos and Mango Valley Lions clash.

Port Maria will be banking on national player Aldane “Zum” Thomas and Richard Creary to start them off with a victory.

In a brief opening ceremony preceding the match, St Mary Cricket Association executives Ian Spencer and Leston Pinnock lauded the Boscobel Sports Club for their organisation of the competition, as well as long-time title sponsor Costly Construction for the support to cricket within the parish.

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