Charles F. Broome’s dominance washed out
People’s Cathedral escaped a possible thrashing from former Herman Griffith Cricket Tournament champions Charles F. Broome Primary, as the National Sports Council’s Guardian General-sponsored tournament continued today.
Playing at Blenheim, Charles F. Broome were sent in to bat on a hard, true surface tailor-made for batting and their batsman scored a whopping 187 for five from 23 overs before rain came and washed out the game. Both teams received one point each.
Opening the batting for Charles F. Broome was Nathan Walters and captain Jahdai Belle who posted 71 runs in 10.4 overs before the first wicket fell. Belle was the first to go comprehensively bowled for 27 by right-hand medium pacer Kyle Trotman who ended with figures of two for 34 from four overs. Makhaya Moore came in and he went the next delivery bowled by Trotman for just two.
Number four batsman Christian Haynes joined Walters at the top and the pair put on 13 runs in two overs before Haynes was bowled by Joshua Johnson for six. Walters was still at the other end playing confidently and Renico Smith joined him but Walters would go caught by Ryan Graham off Louis Wilson’s bowling for 29 with the score on 93 for four.
Cabel Massiah joined Smith who looked good at the crease playing some lovely shots, especially through the covers. The pair batted positively and put away several bad balls gifted by People’s Cathedral’s bowlers. Massiah played well for his 18 runs before falling victim to Johnson via the LBW route.
Nathan Collymore was the next man in with Smith and they dominated the bowling before rain came and ended the game. Smith finished on 38 not out and Collymore on 27.