Divers and Strikers battle in a dead rubber!
GRENADINES DIVERS to win the match!
Vincy T10 Premier League is over the half-way mark with every team facing each other at least once in the group stages. All the teams still have three more matches where they face off other teams for the second time.
Grenadines Divers and Fort Charlotte Strikers occupy the fifth and sixth positions in the points table respectively. These two teams are not having a good time in this league and both teams are almost out of contention for knockout spots practically. But they still have a chance to make the cut mathematically and will look to give their best and hope for the other results to go their way.
Grenadines Divers failed to chase the target for the second time in two days and fell short by 10 & 6 runs respectively. Alex Samuel waged a lone battle scoring 55 runs with the bat last night chasing a target of 99 runs.
They spilled the chase from 21 runs required off 3 overs with 8 wickets remaining. Earlier Asif Hooper dismissed both the in-form Hikers openers in the first over to leave them in a spot of bother at 2/2. But their bowling attack did not maintain enough pressure and ended up giving 98 runs in their 10 overs. Grenadines Divers had their moments in the game and looked good to chase the target for the most part of the match yet ended up on the losing side.
Asif Hopper – Asif Hopper has 92 runs and 6 wickets to his name so far. He is their most economical bowler giving runs at just 6.5 RPO. He will be a vital member of the team in both departments.
Alex Samuel – Alex Samuel has scores of 20(7) & 55 (30) in the last two matches and is looking in good touch. He will hope to continue his good form and score runs at a quick pace at the top of the order.
Asif Hopper, Shem Browne, Alex Samuel, Romario Pierre, Tjorn Pope, Obed McCoy, Anson Latchman, Richie Richards, Razine Browne, S Roberts, Braxie Browne
Fort Charlotte Strikers have lost all their games and their chances of qualification look very bleak. This might take the pressure off their back and they might play with freedom in this match.
Gidron Pope (25 runs) and Sealroy Williams (35 runs) shared a valiant 64-run partnership in the 102-run chase. Their middle order fluffed the chase from 72/1 in 7 overs to fall short by 6 runs.
Ray Jordan and Kirton Lavia bowled well with identical figures of 2-0-16-1 in the last match. The other bowlers are yet to make a mark in this league with their performance.
Gidron Pope – Gidron Pope has scored 128 runs at a strike rate of 132 in the league. He has got very little support from the other batsmen to build effective partnerships so far.
Ray Jordan – Ray Jordan has been the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets at an economy rate of 6.5 RPO. He will look to continue his good form with the ball.
Gidron Pope, Kirton Lavia, Sealroy Williams, Renrick Williams, KeronCottey, Chelston Stowe, Ray Jordan , Kenroy Williams , Ronald Scott , Sylvan Spencer , Rasheed Frederick
|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 looks hot and humid with temperature in the early 30s. No rain is forecasted to disturb the match.
The scores have dropped to the mid-80s to 90s in the last night compared to 100+ scores two days before. The bowlers might have a slight advantage with hot conditions on the matchday as the pitch might crackdown.
Teams batting first have a 10-5 win-loss ratio in their favor so far. Chasing teams have lost by 10 or less runs more often in the last two days. The pressure of chasing is taking atoll if the set batsmen get out in final overs.
Grenadines Divers are putting up some good performances despite losing 4 of the five matches. Their players need to step up to close the chase in tense moments. Fort Charlotte Strikers are lost for form and momentum with only 2-3 players performing in the playing XI so far. We expect Grenadines Divers to win this match and keep the qualification hopes alive.
GRENADINES DIVERS to win the match!