Royal Gazette – St George’s strengthened their grip on third place in the One Premier Division after a comfortable win over Western Stars in a match reduced to 37 overs because of heavy rain at Wellington Oval yesterday.

Summary

  • St George’s strengthened their grip on third place in the One Premier Division after a comfortable win over Western Stars in a match reduced to 37 overs because of heavy rain at Wellington Oval yesterday.
  • In a match that started at 1.30pm, Stars were restricted to 111 for eight, with Ryan Steede, the St George’s player-coach, claiming three for seven.
  • The Western Stars innings contained just seven fours as Macai Simmons, the St George’s captain, went for just 13 runs in his seven overs and Onias Bascome for only 11 runs from 7.1.
  • A second-wicket stand of 43 between Paynter and his cousin Oronde Bascome laid the foundation for the St George’s run chase, Bascome dismissed for 23 when he was caught at mid-on by Rohan Davis off Robinson, who led the Stars bowling with two for 26.
  • After Paynter’s departure, Temiko Wilson, another former Stars player, and Simmons guided St George’s to victory with an unbroken stand of 35 for the fifth wicket.


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