Royal Gazette – Holders Bailey’s Bay romped to an eight-wicket victory over Cleveland County at Lord’s in the Eastern Counties on Saturday after opening pair Kyle Hodsoll and Zeko Burgess shared nine wickets to dismiss the challengers for a paltry 89.

Summary

  • Holders Bailey’s Bay romped to an eight-wicket victory over Cleveland County at Lord’s in the Eastern Counties on Saturday after opening pair Kyle Hodsoll and Zeko Burgess shared nine wickets to dismiss the challengers for a paltry 89.
  • However, the Cleveland bowlers did offer some fight, taking two Bay wickets in the first and fourth overs with only five runs on the board.
  • After that Rodney Trott and Terryn Fray, the captain and vice-captain, shared in an unbroken third wicket stand of 85 in two hours to secure victory for Bay who dethroned St David’s in the first round.
  • “We lost two early wickets but I have been hitting the ball pretty good leading up to Cup Match and sometimes you just have to back yourself,” said Trott, who completed his second straight half-century and third of the season just before Bay crossed the Cleveland score.
  • Cleveland, with not enough runs on the board to bother the Bay batsmen, used seven bowlers in their bid to pull off an unlikely victory, with openers Bell and captain Dennis Musson getting the two wickets.


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