Divers and Strikers look to end their losing Streak!
Grenadines Divers to win the match!
Vincy premier League has been watched closely by the cricketing authorities and public and the new norms are being used in this league for the first time. And the crowd is expecting there won’t be any interruption from the Covid-19 during the league and does not cause any trouble to the tournament.
Fort Charlotte Strikers and Grenadines Divers have lost both their matches so far in the league and have a chance to win their first encounter in this match. The losing team will be pushed to the far end of the points table to the last position and it may end up as a major setback for them.
Grenadines Divers scored 68 & 66 runs in respectively in both their matches batting first. Wayne Harper and Shem Browne got starts scoring 20+ cameos while the rest of the players are yet to make an effective contribution,. Their middle order keeps losing at regular intervals and was not able to build any good partnerships.
Asif Hopper, Gryon Willie, and Braxie Browne bowled well in both the matches while the rest of the bowling attack did not fare better. Obed McCoy needs to step up his performance as his team as huge hopes on him. Divers must step up their performance in order to get their first win.
Shem Browne – Shem Browne needs to put a good score on top opening the batting to set the tone for their innings. He has scores of 24 & 11 in the two matches so far.
Asif Hopper – Asif Hopper took two wickets at the top but was not enough to trouble the chase. He has figures of 3-0-22-3 in the two matches combined and will look to continue his good performance.
Wayne Harper, Shem Browne, Razine Browne, Richie Richards, Obed McCoy, Tjorn Pope, Anson Latchman, Romano Pierre, Geron Wyllie, Braxie Browne
Strikers team suffered morale crushing loss to Salt Pond Breakers by 20 runs. Their batting order is struggling to give a good start and they succumbed to 30/4 in 6 overs. Gidron Pope and Chelson Stowe had put some good performances with the bat. Ronald Scott`s struggle at the top is acting like a dementor's kiss on the team (2 runs off 19 balls so far) and may face the axe in this match.
Kirton Lavia and Ray Jordan were the pick of the bowlers scalping 2 and 1 wicket respectively. Chelson Stowe, Sealroy Williams, and Rasheed Fredrick leaked runs and they were not able to stop the opposition from chasing the total.
Chelson Stowe – Chelson Stowe imparted some life into the chase with 18 runs off 8 balls after a distarous start. He had an off-day with the ball leaking 27 runs with the ball.
Ray Jordan – Ray Jordan has 3 wickets so far in 2 matches at an economy rate of less than 6 RPO. He will look to continue his good form with the ball at the top.
Gidron Pope, Kerron Cottey, Renrick Williams, Chelson Stowe, Jahiel Walters, Ray Charles, Olanzo Bellingy, Kirton Lavia , Sealroy Williams , Sylvan Spencer , Rasheed Frederick
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||28||0 mm.||1.95 k/h||From: ESE||69%|
|03h||27||0 mm.||1.19 k/h||From: E||86%|
|06h||25||0 mm.||1.11 k/h||From: NE||95%|
|09h||25||0 mm.||1.33 k/h||From: NE||100%|
|12h||27||0 mm.||0.97 k/h||From: ENE||93%|
|15h||33||0 mm.||4.08 k/h||From: SE||100%|
|18h||33||0 mm.||5.08 k/h||From: SE||81%|
|21h||32||0 mm.||4.27 k/h||From: SE||55%|
Kingston has cool breezy and overcast weather on the match day.
The scores have increased on the second day with teams almost chasing down 100+ runs. We can expect the average to score to 80-90 runs as the tournament progresses.
The first day saw three matches chased by the opposition team while teams batting first won in the two matches on the second day. Teams will look to chase down the total and the fact 100+ runs were scored chasing will give them confidence.
Both Divers and Strikers are struggling for momentum at the moment and their inconsistent batting is their biggest problem in the league so far. Grenadines Divers have a slightly better bowling attack when compared to the Fort Charlotte Strikers which gives the small edge in this contest.
Grenadines Divers to win the match!