Malteenoes reap success on Barbados tour


Malteenos Sports Club won back-to-back matches on its historic tour of Barbados by demonstrating dominance against Standard Sport Club when the two teams met on Saturday while they had a massive win over Passage Road on Sunday.

Standard Sports Club took the first strike, and openers Kriten Odaine and Dario Mayers put on 64 runs in seven overs before Mayers was removed by Darson LaRose for a patient 17 off 23 balls.

Marcus Watkins and Darson Larose then dented the top-order with quick wickets and tight bowling.

Watkins bowled a brilliant spell of off-spin for 2-18 from four overs, while LaRose got 3-33 as A. Hinds and Damion Scott batted well for the hosts, a 51-run partnership that ensured the hosts went past 150 to finish with 166-9 off their allotted 20 overs.

In response, Mateenos started brilliantly, racing to 81 off just six overs as Jeremiah Scott did the primary damage, scoring 47 off just 23 balls with six fours and a maximum.

Adrian Hinds was slightly more cautious with his 34 off 27 balls with five fours.

By the time Scott was out in the sixth over, the visitors were well on their way.

They lost some quick wickets in the quest to finish the match early, but in the end, Watkins showed his experience by composing a solid innings of 22 not out off 19 balls to guide his team home and seal the win by five wickets.

Marcus Watkins impressed with both bat and ball

On Sunday, they played Passage Road and posted 232-3 in their 20 overs, led by Hinds’s belligerent knock of 76 (9x4s; 5x4s) from 35 balls.

Skipper Shaquille Williams supported with an unbeaten 50 from 25 balls, while Anthony Lim slammed 30 off 13. Watkins was in the runs again, finishing the innings with 36 off 25 balls.

In response, the hosts started solidly before losing their first wicket for 34 runs in the third over, but only Zaria Trotman with 42 (9x4s) off 22 balls and Fletcher (41  off 21 balls) provided any resistance for the Passage Road side.

Watkins ran through the lineup, grabbing four wickets for 24 runs with his mixture of spin and deceptive slower balls.

Williams and LaRose took two wickets to ensure the Guyanese unit remained unbeaten by sealing a 78-run lead.

The tour continues on Tuesday with a clash against Spartans.

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