Gayle, Boscobel on fire in Sandals/Costley T20
Gayle and Boscobel, two of the fancied teams in the Sandals/Costley Construction St Mary T20 Big Bash, scored massive victories in the competition last Sunday.
Gayle defeated Highgate by eight wickets, while Boscobel walloped United All-Stars by 143 runs in the matches played at the Bonnie Gate Oval.
In the opening encounter, which was reduced to a 10-over-a-side affair due to overnight rains, Highgate took first strike and made 88 for two from seven overs. Former Jamaica Under-17 representative Jevone Wynter top-scored with a swashbuckling 35 not out. He was ably supported by Gihon Murdock who made 26 not out and Renar Ross 22. Bowling for Gayle, pacer Jevaughn Hinds took one for 19 off two overs and Milton Mills claimed 1 for 17 from a solitary over.
Gayle, in reply, powered to 89 for two from just 6.1 overs thanks to national Under-19 wicketkeeper/batsman Trevaun Williams who plundered an unbeaten 53.
Milton Mills (23) and Mickhail Downer (seven) were the other main contributors. Shanar Douse, with one for 33 from two overs, was the best of the Highgate bowlers.
In the feature encounter, Boscobel took first strike against United All-Stars and rattled up an imposing 253 for 3 from 20 overs. National Under-19 player Marlon Williams was the star of the show, stroking an unbeaten 119. He found good support in Richardo Thompson (48) and Javon Nembhard who hit 42 not out. Kamone Haye (2-38) was the pick of the United bowlers.
In their turn at the crease, United All-Stars found the going too hot to handle and were bundled out for 110 from 14.2 overs. National Under-15 batsman Devontae Miller was the main scorer with 39, while Damion Wolliston (16) and Jermaine McEachron (14) were the next best contributors.
Bowling for Boscobel, Tyrone Daley took three for 14 and schoolboy Rushawn Bell grabbed 2-22.
The competition is to continue on Sunday with two exciting matches at Mango Valley Oval.
At 9: 30 am Gayle tackle Mango Valley, while United All-Stars and Buff Bay United meet in the feature at 1:30 pm.
Leston Pinnock, the second vice-president of the St Mary Cricket Association, noted the high standard of play despite the inclement weather and said the entire parish was looking forward to Sunday’s matches.