The Royal Gazette (Bermuda)
Tamauri Tucker took seven wickets over the weekend as Bermuda A made a good start to their tour of Argentina.
The Cleveland spinner was his side's best bowler in two 50 over games against Argentina, taking 4-24 on Saturday and 3-18 yesterday.
Bermuda won both games, beating their hosts by two wickets yesterday and 136 runs the day before.
Iriving Romaine's side made life harder for themselves than it should have been yesterday. After reducing Argentina to 3-9 they let things get away from them as the hosts eventually managed to make 144 with Alejandro Ferguson (39) and Gary Savage (37*), giving the total a respectable look.
Chasing a low score, Bermuda took the opportunity to experiment with the batting line-up with Rodney Trott and Delyone Borden opening the innings.
Oronde Bascome (38) and Glenn Blakeney (37*) were the pick of the Bermuda batsmen as Irving Romaine's side won with 17 overs to spare.
In the first game on Saturday, the visitng side batted first and half- centuries from Fiqre Crockwell (51), Oronde Bascome (56 not out) and Chris Douglas (79) carried the tourists to a comfortable total of 258 for the loss of six-wickets in their allotted 50 overs.
Argentina eventually came up short by 136 runs as Tucker collected four for 24 during a steady ten over burst, that included four maidens.
Fellow off-spinner Delyone Borden (two for 25) also bowled economically, as well as seamers Kevon Fubler and Jordan Desilva who took a wicket each before the Argentines folded in the 40th over.
Earlier, openers Douglas and Crockwell shared in a whirlwind 127-run stand that put Bermuda in full-command from the start against a wayward Argentine attack that tossed down 19 wides in a total of 34 extras.
Douglas also added 33 runs with Bascome before Bermuda suffered a middle order collapse in which four -wickets tumbled for the addition of 62 runs, with the likes of skipper Irving Romaine (3), Glenn Blakeney (12), Borden (10) and Rodney Trott (11) among those misfiring at the crease.
Seamer Esteban McDermont took two for 31 to lead a blunted Argentine attack.
Presented with an asking run rate of 5.1 runs an over, Argentina's reply got off to a wobbly start with the hosts losing two early wickets before a 61-run partnership between Donny Forrester (33) and Tommy Francis (25) halted the slide.
However, once Francis retired hurt the Argentines were undermined by the spin of Tucker and Borden, with their remaining wickets falling for just 41 runs.