Bonner hits half-century in JA trial
Jamaica Gleaner article.
Kingston, Jamaica - Discarded West Indies batsman, Nkrumah Bonner, rebounded from a low score in the first Super50 trial match to post 68 in the second and earn his team, Donovan Nelson's XI, a 19-run win over John Campbell's XI at Sabina Park yesterday.
The 24-year-old Bonner hit one six and five fours, as Nelson's XI, batting first, made 207 for nine off their 50 overs.
Campbell's XI, in their run chase, were superbly placed at 50 without loss at one stage, however, thanks to a five-wicket haul from young left-arm spinner Patrick Harty, they were dismissed for 188.
Bonner, who made 12 in the first game last Friday, faced 101 balls during his close to two hours knock.
Others who made valuable contributions were Bernard Jr, 29, and Kennar Lewis, who followed up his first match knock of 94 with 26.
Leg-spinner Akeem Dewar claimed 3-44 off his 10 overs, and fast bowler Brian Buchanan, 2-36 off nine overs. Chris Powell took two for 33 off nine overs.
Campbell's XI, in their turn at bat found Harty Jr hard to handle with the St Mary native ending with five for 26 off 7.3 overs. Campbell made 38 (four fours and two sixes) and André McCarthy 27.
The third trial match is set for tomorrow at the same venue. The 14-member squad for the regional Super50 in Trinidad and Tobago is slated to named on Friday.