Bailey's Bay v Somerset Bridge
David Lovell smashed a half-century and national team skipper Irving Romaine grabbed four wickets to spur Bailey's Bay to this 108-run victory over Somerset Bridge at Sea Breeze Oval.
Bay received valuable contributions from their batsmen after being sent in by Bridge with Lovell leading the way with a top knock of 84 followed by veteran campaigner Dennis Trott (45), Christino Smith (22), Jonathan Allen (21) and Romaine (19).
Donnie Charles and Jermaine Salaam claimed three for 42 and three for 57 while former Bay seamer Clarence Trott took two for 41.
Bridge, however, fell well short in reply with all-rounder Charles (36), Scott Tucker (20) and Trott (13) providing the best contributions.
Occasional off spinner Romaine led the Bay attack with four for 23 and he was aided by Jim West who returned three for 36.
PHC v Willow Cuts
Willow Cuts handed PHC a 39-run defeat at White Hill Field. Cuts rattled up a challenging total and then restricted their Western Counties rivals to 210 for seven in their allotted overs.
Led by half-centuries from veteran batsman Dexter Basden (75) and promising all-rounder Deuntay Darrell (51) and Sheroy Fubler's 44, the West Enders made their hosts sweat it out in the sun after.
Basden hammered four sixes and four fours, Darrell seven fours and Fubler nine fours.
Daniel Caines was the pick of the PHC bowling with three for 55 followed by Kevin Tucker who had two for 48 and Shoron Hunt with two for 49.
Former Somerset Cup Match opener Sheridan Ming topped the PHC batting with 75 (four fours) while Tucker was next high man with a well played 24. Young Darrell capped off a fine all-round display by picking up three wickets for 55 to lead the Cuts attack while another teenager, Kevon Fubler, had two for 49.
Devonshire Rec. v Leg Trappers
Veteran player-coach Ricky Brangman sr hammered a half-century while his son Lamont and Dennis Williams combined to take nine wickets as Devonshire Rec. coasted to a 75-run victory over Leg Trappers at Devonshire Rec. yesterday.
Batting first, Devonshire benefited from the experience of Brangman as he helped cool down a Trappers bowling attack that had been inspired by early wickets.
But his knock of (50) allowed the home side to reach a respectable total with Williams (16) and Ricardo Brangman jr also making useful contributions. Nigel Forrester led Trappers bowling with four wickets for 38 runs off 10 overs while Henri Hanekom claimed two for 10 off 2.1 overs.
In reply, Trappers were undone by the bowling of Williams and Lamont Brangman, their innings coming to an end after 27.4 overs with only John Woolnough in double figures with a knock of 44.
Williams finished with five for 17 off eight overs while Lamont Brangman snatched four for 15 off 7.4 overs.
Police v Warwick Workmen's
At Police Field, Anderson Cumberbatch hammered 61 and Dennis Archer grabbed five for 33 as the home side beat Warwick by six wickets.
Daniel Morgan struck 63 to steer Warwick out of trouble and to a respectable total but Police had little trouble reaching their winning target, thanks mainly to Cumberbatch's fine knock. Joshua Butler was the top bolwer for Warwick with two wickets for 25 off four overs.