January 8, 2014
Red-hot Waterford through to Portmore T20 quarters
Jermaine Lannaman, Star Writer
Unbeaten Waterford advanced to the quarter-finals of the Wray & Nephew Portmore T20 after registering a 48-run win over Greater Portmore at Bridgeport Sports Complex recently.
Waterford, batting first, made 143 for five off their maximum, with Richard Johnson top-scoring with a unbeaten 71 off 54 balls. He hit three sixes and seven fours.
Greater Portmore, in response, could only manage 95 off 18.5 overs. The win was Waterford's sixth in as many matches. Meanwhile, the opening match of what was a double-header at the venue saw Portmore Pines defeating Hamilton Gardens by six wickets.
Hamilton Gardens were first bowled out for 87 off 18.4 overs, with Damion Bryce leading the way with two for 10.
Portmore Pines then raced to 88 for four off 15.2 overs.
Elsewhere, G.C. Foster College recorded a 34-run win over Passagefort to book their ticket in the next round in the first match of a double-header at Portsmouth.
GC Foster first made 146 for five before returning to restrict Passagefort to 112 for nine.
Stephan Casey claimed most wickets for G.C. Foster with three for eight.
The second game, saw Reids Pen, 156 for six, defeating Braeton Red Caps, 105, in 18.2 overs, by 53 runs.
Kedar Brown made a top score of 68 for Reids Pen. His knock included five sixes and six fours during his innings.
Washington defeated Portsmouth by eight wickets, while another qualifier, Ken's Wildflower, scored a similar result over Gregory Park at G.C. Foster College.
Portsmouth posted 117 for eight, to which Washington replied with 118 for two off 15.1 overs.
Peter Colquhoun, with four for 10 and 33, spearheaded Washington's triumph.
Ken's, in the meantime, scored a quick-fire 48 for two in response to 47 made by Gregory Park off 12.1 overs.
The victory was set up by Oshane Wilson, who claimed seven for three off 2.1 overs.
The league is set to continue next weekend with the playing of its final set of preliminary-round matches.