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Warriors find rhythm

Diego Stuart was the best of the St. Thomas bowlers. (FP)

St. Thomas Warriors defeated the St. Andrew Rhythm by eight wickets in a rain-affected encounter as the University of the West Indies’ Inter-Parish Twenty20 competition continued last night at the 3Ws Oval.

Batting first after being inserted by St. Thomas, the St. Andrew Rhythm reached 67 for 8 wickets in 16 overs with almost half their runs coming from in-form national batsman Jonathan Carter. Carter, fresh from leading the UWI side to victory over Empire in the Sagicor General T20 tournament, struck a quick-fire 31 off 27 balls with three boundaries and a six.

Promising medium-pacer Diego Stuart, who also plies his trade for Wanderers, was the best of the St. Thomas team’s bowlers capturing 2 for 11.

In reply St. Thomas sped to the re-arranged target of 42 in the sixth over while losing two wickets.

The match had originally been reduced to 18 overs, before being further reduced to 16 overs. But persistent rain then led match officials to set a revised target of 42 runs in nine overs.

For the St. Thomas Warriors Akeem Springer top-scored with 20 while the youthful Marlon Welcome-Goodman chipped in with 11.†

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