Suriname Consolidates Top Position

Sat, Nov 29, 2014 11:23 AM

Suriname Consolidates Top Position
Suriname moves 2 games clear on points table

The first game at CBRP Stadium saw the Bahamas take on an undefeated Suriname in windy conditions. Bahamas won the toss and sent Suriname to the crease where they were able to post a solid 142 for the loss of only 4 wickets. B. Jagroo was the best of the bowlers finishing with 2/27. In response, the Bahamas top order, led by Taylor, caused some troubles for Suriname early before been bowled out for 88 runs. Suriname's Drepaul claimed 4 scalps for only 14 runs and ultimately named MOM for his work with the bat and the ball.

In the other morning game, Cayman Islands won the toss and elected to bat on a slowing wicket. Argentina's MacDermott starred with the ball, claiming 3/13 from his 4 overs as Cayman Islands scraped their way 103. Willis was again in the runs, top scoring with 37. The Argentines strapped on the pads but struggled early to be 2/6, slowly stabilizing through Arrighi, however they were never really able to recover fully, as Cayman Islands clinically finished the job, bowling them out for 71 runs.

Argentina went into their second match hoping to register their first win of the tournament against the Bahamas. After losing the toss and being sent in to bat, Argentina started strongly, moving to 38 without loss in the 8th over before M. Rogers was dismissed for 20. This slowed Argentina's momentum, who finished their 20 overs at 7/90. In reply, Bahamas controlled the innings from start to finish, cursing past the total in 17.5 over. Ryan Tappin was prolific yet again, compiling 39 not out, while Fennell was the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets.

The afternoon's match at CBRP Stadium pitted top of the table Suriname against second placed Cayman Islands. Cayman Islands won the toss and bowled however a steady stream of wickets couldn't stem the run rate as Suriname threated to score in excess of 150. A fantastic team effort in the field saw 4 run outs and some sharp catches restrict Suriname to a very gettable 103 off their 20 overs.

In reply, Cayman Islands lost early wickets and struggled to rotate the strike as Suriname applied pressure with their endless supply of spinners. Strong lines and strategic field settings saw Cayman Islands struggle to 2-44 after 14 overs. Strong hitting and great running between the wickets towards the end of the innings saw Cayman requiring 24 off 12 delivers, however Suriname held their nerve and hung on to win by 16 runs.

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