Can the Explorers slay the Salt Pond?
SALT POND BREAKERS to win the match!
Vincy T10 league enters the final day of the group phase with two teams (Grenadines Divers & Dark view Explorers) in contention for the last qualification spot in the table. Salt pond Breakers, La Soufriere Hikers, and Botanical Garden Rangers have qualified for the knockouts.
Dark View Explorers despite having equal points as Divers but are in a precarious position due to their negative NRR. They need to win this match and if Divers lose their last match or win by a huge margin to resurrect their NRR. They face an uphill task of facing the table-toppers Salt Pond Breakers. The Breakers will look to maintain their momentum going into the knockout phase.
Salt Pond Breakers won a nail-biting contest against the Grenadines Divers last night by 5 runs. Their top-3 of Sunil Ambris (16 runs), Kadir Nedd (22 runs), and Urnel Thomas (32 runs) scored the bulk of runs for their team. They posted a good score of 92 runs on board at the end of 10 overs.
Javid Harry and Jeremy Layne held the match in balance with their identical figures of 2-0-16-1 in the first half of the chase with the scoreboard reading 41/2. Wesrick Strough and Delorn Johnson held their nerves in the final two overs to defend 27 runs to win by 5 runs in the end.
Sunil Ambris – Ambris became the first player to cross 200-run mark (237 runs) and sits pretty at the top to finish the league as the highest run-getter. To add to it, he has 7 wickets at an economy of 5.5 RPO so far.
Delorn Johnson – Delorn Johnson`s two wickets in the penultimate over shifted the balance in their team`s favor last night. He has 6 wickets at an economy rate of 8.1 RPO so far.
Sunil Ambris, Kadir Nedd, Delorn Johnson , Donwell Hector , SeonSween , Rickford Walker , Jeremy Layne , Urnel Thomas , Javid Harry , Wesrick Strough , Benniton Stapleton
Explorers failed to chase down 92 runs and gave Fort Charlotte Strikers their maiden win in the league. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals and the scoreboard read 31/4 at the halfway mark. Kody Horne and Ojay Mathews put some good batting display but was not threatening the chase by any means.
Shammon Hooper and Darius Martin picked up a wicket each with the ball and Deron Greaves bowled an economical spell of 2-0-0-0. The rest of the bowlers conceded runs at an economy of over 8 RPO. Maxwell Edward`s 26-run over proved to be too costly in the end.
Shammon Hooper – Hooper has 30+ scores in all the four matches he opened the batting. He looks to be in good form and looks to score consistently at the business end of the tournament.
Deron Greaves – Deron greaves has 126 runs at a strike rate of 125 and 7 wickets at an economy rate of 8.4 RPO. His performances will be vital for the team`s victory in must-win games.
Deron Greaves, Shammon Hooper, Sealron Williams, Lindon James, Javid Williams, Ojay Matthews, KemranStrough, Andrew Thomas, Darius Martin, Kody Horne, Maxwell Edwards
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||28||1.45 mm.||0.28 k/h||From: NE||87%|
|03h||26||0.34 mm.||0.86 k/h||From: N||85%|
|06h||25||0.17 mm.||1.35 k/h||From: N||92%|
|09h||24||0 mm.||1 k/h||From: NNE||99%|
|12h||26||0 mm.||0.83 k/h||From: NNE||100%|
|15h||32||0 mm.||0.52 k/h||From: WSW||100%|
|18h||32||1.66 mm.||2.02 k/h||From: SE||100%|
|21h||29||4.52 mm.||0.98 k/h||From: SE||100%|
Kingston has slightly dark and gloomy weather with overcast skies, but no rain will be expected as the matches happen early in the day.
We saw teams scoring less than 100 runs last night and pitch will be subjected to tear and wear due to its' used nature. We can expect scores in the range of 80-90 runs.
We saw two more teams choke in the tense chase last night and it has become a norm in this league results with teams batting first winning 75% of matches. We expect both the captains to bat first if they manage to win the toss.
Salt Pond Breakers Have made winning a habit and their players are confident enough to pull off crunch moments lately. Dark View Explores must have some pressure to perform with the qualification at stake in this match. They will know the possibilities of qualification before this match with the result of Grenadines Divers. We expect Salt Pond Breakers to win yet another match before the knockouts.
SALT POND BREAKERS to win the match!