Explorers and Rangers in a mid-table tussle!
BOTANICAL GARDEN RANGERS to win the match!
Vincy T10 league has entered the final phase of league stages with all the teams battling in their last three matches. Botanic Garden Rangers and Dark View Explorers are currently placed in the middle of the table and are looking good to enter the knockouts. Rangers will look to win this match and furthermore strengthen their position in the points table while Explorers will look to win and compete for neck-to-neck against the Rangers in this match. Dark View Explorers may open the door for Grenadines Divers with a loss in this match and may face stiff competition for the fourth spot in the points table.
Rangers are having a rollercoaster ride with alternate wins and losses so far. They won a thrilling match against Strikers by 6 runs. Hyron Shallow (44 runs) and Oziko Williams (30 runs) shared an 81-run partnership to put a total of 101 runs on board. Romel Currency shipped in with a 9-ball 14 runs in the end to finish with a flourish.
Their bowlers pulled things off dramatically, in the end, to win the match by a whisker. RomarioBibbly and Kesrick Williams took 2 wickets each to strangle the opposition in the last 4 overs. Kimali Williams and Kenneth Dember chipped in vital economical overs in the middle phase.
Hyron Shallow – Hyron Shallow has led the team's batting in all three matches they won with 35+ runs. He has 138 runs at a strike rate of 152 and his batting at the top has been a vital factor for their victory so far.
Kenneth Dember –Dember did not take wickets after the first match where he took 2 scalps but his economy rate of just 5.7 RPO is doing a world of good for the team. He is not giving any easy runs in middle overs.
Atticus Browne, Romel Currency, Hyron Shallow, Kevin Abraham, Kenneth Dember, Kesrick Williams, Oziko Williams, Romario Bibbly, Kimali Williams, Nigel Small, Casnel Morris
Explorers batting did not force the pace last night scoring just 73 runs in their 10 overs despite losing only 3 wickets. Openers Deron Greaves (11 runs) and Shannon Hooper (32 runs) shared a painstaking 47 runs partnership off 38 balls. Lindon James 14-ball 20 gave some momentum to their innings to take them to a decent score.
Deron Greaves and Kemran Strough took a wicket each to leave opposition reeling at 18/2 in 4 overs. But they could not stop the raging Salt Pond Breakers to eventually lose by 8 wickets. Explorers need to attack more upfront and score runs quickly to put the opposition on the backfoot.
Deron Greaves – Greaves had an off-day with the bat scoring 11 runs off 15 balls last night. He must shrug it off as a one-off bad performance as he has 138 runs and 7 wickets in this so far.
Darius Martin –Darius Martin is the only bowler to bowl his quota of 2 overs in all matches for Explorers and has 3 wickets at an impressive economy of just 6.8 RPO.
Deron Greaves, Shammon Hooper, Sealron Williams, Lindon James, Javid Williams, Ojay Matthews, KemranStrough, Andrew Thomas, Davian Barium, Kody Horne, Darius Martin
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||28||0 mm.||1.3 k/h||From: ESE||36%|
|03h||26||0 mm.||0.7 k/h||From: NNE||55%|
|06h||24||0 mm.||0.75 k/h||From: ENE||55%|
|09h||23||0 mm.||0.92 k/h||From: NE||77%|
|12h||26||0 mm.||0.54 k/h||From: ENE||70%|
|15h||32||0 mm.||2.14 k/h||From: S||79%|
|18h||31||0.64 mm.||3.12 k/h||From: SSE||87%|
|21h||30||4.52 mm.||1.11 k/h||From: SE||89%|
The weather seems to hit the higher 20s and will be a delightful one for the players and there will be no rain whatsoever.
The pitch might have eased out a little, but the hard pitch may give some bounce and pace on offer for faster bowlers in this match. We can expect 80-90 runs in the match on an average.
Chasing teams have scored 100+ runs but are yet to successfully chase an 80+ total so far. The pressure of chasing gets to the head and the batsmen are faltering in crucial times to captains will look to bat first.
Botanical Garden Rangers have put up more consistent performance with the bat and ball when comparing with Dark View Explorers. But their batting relies heavily on Hyron Shallow is a bit of concern. Explorers will need to concentrate on the bowling attack which is highly inconsistent. We expect Botanical Garden Rangers to win this contest and move ahead in the points table.
BOTANICAL GARDEN RANGERS to win the match!