Colours International defeat Portsmouth
Jamaica Star article.
Kingston, Jamaica - Veteran batsman, Ralston Nelson, made a shot-filled 75 off 52 balls to pilot Colours International to an impressive 57-run victory over Portsmouth in the fourth round of the Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum-sponsored Portmore Cricket Association T20 Club Championships last Sunday.
Nelson slammed five 4s and six 6s in his half-ton as Colours reached 168-8 off their allotted 20 overs.
Shane Brooks made 22. Carlos Green (4-42) and Anthony Wadsworth (2-10) were Portsmouth most successful bowlers.
Portsmouth in reply were skittle out for a mere 111 (18.4), with only Mario Downer (58) making any impact on the innings. Aaron Johnson (2-2) and Raje Barrett (2-18), shared four wickets for the victors.
Colours are now tied at the top of Zone B with 12 points alongside Ken's Wildflower.
Ken's crashed to their first loss of the season as defending champs, Bridgeview, kept their quarter-final hopes alive with a 32-run win at Portsmouth.
Scores: Bridgeview 115/8 (20) Nkrumah Bonner 43, Shacoya Thomas 23, Andre Russell 21; Oshane Wilson 3-19, Antwaine Stephens 3-19, Myron Chin 2-20). Ken's Wildflower 83 all out (17.1) Junior Stewart 16, Samallie Brown 16; Nkrumah Bonner 3-10, Andre Russell 3-20, Coi Thompson 2-10.
In the meantime, Zone A leaders, GC Foster (16 points), romped to their fourth straight win as they defeated Hamilton Gardens by 55 runs at the Bridgeport Sports Ground. Scores: GC Foster 150/5 (20),Wayne Morgan, 45 (43 balls), Ransford Henry 28, Odane Vassell 23 not out; Quennue McKinson 2-16, Kemar Brown (1-25) Hamilton Gardens 95-7 (14.2) (Craigian Malcolm 30, Chris Gayle 15; Winston Myers 1-16).
Waterford (12 points) remained second in Zone A after they beat Portmore Pines by 28 runs at Bridgeport. Scores: Waterford 150/8 (20) Horace Miller 46 (27 balls), Nickoy Lindo 30, not out, Elvis O'connor 2-33, Jermaine Bennett (1-13), Portmore Pines 112 all out (17.5). Andre Bryce 26, Pete Salmon 24, Damion Bryce 20; Shamar Anderson 3-28, Fitzroy Ellis 2-9, Andrew Richardson 2-17.