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PRESS RELEASE – Match Day 17 (26.05.15)

The Steel took on bottom of the table Team Unite. Among the fans this match was seen as a derby. Team Unite won the toss and elected to field. Team Unite had a dream start as they managed to take 2 wickets in the first over.

Despite losing two early wickets The Steel still managed to score at around 8 runs an over during the powerplay. Finishing the first six overs at 49-3. Vince Smith and Marvric Pamphile brought some stability to The Steel innings after a shocking first over with a 43 run partnership for the third wicket.

At 70-6 The Steel was struggling before a 54 run partnership between Vince Smith and Clem St. Rose rallied The Steel to 124-7. However 3 wickets in the 19 over by Sanjay Pamphile ensured that this was all the runs The Steel would put on the board. Vince Smith 37, Marvric Pamphile 33, Clem St. Rose 32. Sanjay Pamphile 4-14, Stephen Henry 2-19, Marcus St. Rose 2-21, Kennison Joseph 2-22.

Chasing a low total can always prove difficult if not approached in the right manner. Confidence was pumping and Team Unite believed that they had this one in the bag. Although they were able to remain above the asking run rate they had already lost 3 wickets by the end of the powerplay.

After going down at 43-4 a 35 run partnership between Kennison Joseph and Matherson St. Rose took Team Unite to 78-5 with more than 10 overs left to be bowled. A lack of match awareness was the weakness in the Team Unite squad and the crumpled, losing 4 wickets for 20 runs.

In the end Team Unite was bowled out for 98 runs. Sheldon Leon didn’t bat due to an injury he sustained while fielding. Garvin St. Aimee 25, Matherson St. Rose 21, Canis Richardson 3-6, Marvric Pamphile 2-9, Yohan Williams 2-21. The Steel won by 26 runs.

Man of the Match: Marvric Pamphile

Upcoming Fixtures

Friday, May 29th: Police vs. River Roots

Tuesday, June 2nd: Challengers vs. Belfond

Wednesday, June 3rd: Market Road vs. Barons Drive

Match Day 18 (27.05.15)

Top of the table Zenon took on rivals Fond St. Jacques. Zenon won the toss and elected to field. Due to a late start the match was reduced to 15 overs. Fond St. Jacques had a great start scoring 45 runs in the first 4 powerplay overs.

The opening pair of Denny Desir and Mc Hail Theophile put on a 50 run partnership. Fond St. Jacques was able to maintain a run rate of around 10 runs up till the 10 over before strong bowling performance between Shani Mesmain and Dalius Monrose restricted Fond St. Jacques to only 130-5. Denny Desir 45, Mc Hail Theophile 24, Mitchel Xavier 2-27.

In reply Zenon match the performance of Fond St. Jacques scoring 43 runs in the first 4 overs. However a discipline bowling performance by Denny Desir quickly put Zenon on the backfoot. Needing 45 runs from the last 30 deliveries the match was evenly posed.

Zenon build their innings on establishing partnerships. A 37 run partnership for the 2nd wicket, followed by a 35 run partnership for the 4th and a 33* run partnership for the 5th wicket. It is the final partnership between Dalius Monrose and Desmond Alfred that was the most significant because the 33 runs were scored in only 16 deliveries.

Despite the tense run chase Zenon require 20 runs from the last 2 overs. But they only need 6 deliveries to get the remaining 20 runs. In the end Zenon won by 5 wickets.

Man of the Match: Dalius Monrose

Upcoming Fixtures

Friday, May 29th: Police vs. River Roots

Tuesday, June 2nd: Challengers vs. Belfond

Wednesday, June 3rd: Market Road vs. Barons Drive

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