South Florida cricket round-up – St Bess easily defeats Southshore

By David Maitland

South Florida cricket roundup April

The St Bess cricket team easily defeated Southshore despite a rain affected game last weekend at the John Stretch Park.

After winning the toss, the visiting team St. Bess asked Southshore to take first strike, as rain reduced the overs from 40 to 33.

Southshore was then bowled out for 90 runs. Only two batsmen managed to get into double figures. Sylvester Hickie reached 22 not-out and Antonio Scott added 21.  

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The pick of the bowlers for St. Bess were Chrishna Graham, who bagged 3 for 29; Sherwlyn Powell and Neville Dawkins, who each took 2 for 17 and Herlando Johnson, who claimed 2 for 23.

In reply, St. Bess sprinted to victory in just ten overs, scoring 92 for 2 and defeating Southshore by 8 wickets.

The main runs scorers for St. Bess were Sherwlyn Powell 58, who reached not-out and Chrishna Graham, who ended at 11 not-out. Bowling for Southshore, Michael Nembhard took 1 for 14 and Antonio Scott 1 for 39.

The following matches will be played this Sunday, April 29th:

St. Bess vs. Lauderhill Jammers at John Stretch Park

Tropics United vs. Port St. Lucie at MAQ Ground.

Match time: 11: A.M.

The feature match of the week will be the clash of the competition’s leader, the undefeated Lauderhill Jammers and the third-place team, St. Bess at John Stretch Park.

Lauderhill Jammers boosts the likes of Dean Morgan, former Jamaica T/20 cricketer and the the competition’s leading runs scorer, Shawn Finley; former West Indies and Jamaica left handed batsman and right arm medium fast bowler, Timmy Surujbally; United States of America Cricket Association National player, Sheldon Irvin and Jamaica and Combine College and Campus List A player, Gavin Wallace, just to name a few.

St. Bess has in their squad: Bryan “Trooper” Gayle, Jamaica and West Indies U-19 right handed batsman; former Jamaica List A player, wicket keeper/Batsman Shane Ford; Huchard Hamilton, United States of America Cricket Association development player; left arm fast bowler Herlando Johnson and the hard hitting left handed batsman and the competition leading bowler Sherwlyn Powell.

This is a game worth driving mile to see if it lives up to the hype.