Lewis shines in JA 50-over trial game

Jamaica Observer article.

Kingston, Jamaica - A fine display of batting by Kennar Lewis backed by an all-round performance from Damion Jacobs assisted David Bernard Jr XI to a 69-run victory over Paul Palmer Jr XI in yesterday's senior 50-over trial game at Sabina Park.

Batting first, Bernard's XI piled up 238 all out from their allotted 50 overs, which saw Lewis mounting 94 runs from 126 balls, hitting nine fours and two sixes.

He was strongly supported by Tamar Lambert, who amassed a quick 40 from 36 balls, including three fours and a lone six, and Jacobs, who made 22 not out.

Bryan Buchanan was the pick of the bowlers, grabbing three wickets for 40 runs from his 10 overs.

In reply, Paul Palmer Jr XI could only manage 169 all out from 45.5 overs with John Campbell making a top score of 41 runs from 52 balls, hitting three fours and a six.

He was supported by Danza Hyatt, who made 39 runs from 65 balls, with just one boundary and a six, followed by James Merchant, 31 runs off 25 balls, counting two fours and a six to his name.

Damion Jacobs returned to take three wickets for 26 runs from his 10 overs which included a maiden. Patrick Harthy supported with three wickets for 30 runs, with Andre Richardson grabbing two wickets for 14 runs from five overs.

TEAMS: Bernard's XI — David Bernard Jr, Kennar Lewis, Horace Miller (wicketkeeper), Nkrumah Bonner, Tamar Lambert, Jermaine Blackwood, Delbert Gayle, Damion Jacobs, Patrick Harthy, Andre Richardson, Christopher Powell.

Palmer's XI — Paul Palmer Jr, Brenton Parchment, John Campbell, Andre McCarty, Danza Hyatt, Wayne Morgan, Aldane Thomas (wicketkeeper), Ackeem Dwyer, James Merchant, Sheldon Cotterell, Bryan Buchanan.

First Published In The Jamaica Observer.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 04:42