Lugg, Gordon help guide Royals over Titans in Jamaica T10
Jamaica opening batsman Leroy Lugg scored a second half-century in the Dream XI Jamaica T10 competition to guide his team, the Surrey Royals, to a nine-wicket win over the Middlesex Titans in the latest set of matches at Sabina Park yesterday.
The right-handed Lugg followed up his 51 against the Middlesex United Stars in the opening encounter with an unbeaten even 50 against the Titans, who easily chased down the 93 runs needed for victory by scoring 98 for one.
The Kensington CC batsman stroked four fours and three sixes in his 24-ball knock. West Indies batsman Nkrumah Bonner was equally impressive, scoring an unbeaten 46 from 25 balls with two fours and four sixes.
The pair shared in a 96-run unbeaten second-wicket partnership to see the Royals to their second victory of the competition.
Earlier, pacer Nicholson Gordon picked up the first hat-trick of the competition to restrict the Titans to 92 for seven in their allotted 10 overs.
Bowling the final over of the innings, Gordon first had Errol Thomas caught by Raewin Senior for 17, then he had Sherdon Allen caught by Bonner for two. His hat-trick wicket would be that of Jamaine Morgan who was bowled for a duck.
The Kensington CC pacer finished with three for 21 from his two overs with Peat Salmon chipping in with two wickets for five runs from his two overs. Jamie Merchant was the top scorer for the Titans with 41 runs from 15 balls.
In the first match of the double-header, the Cornwall Warriors defeated the Middlesex United Stars by seven wickets.
The Stars could only manage to get to 81 for seven in their 10 overs with Sashane Anderson top-scoring with 22 and John Campbell getting 14. Captain Michael Frew continued his good form with the ball, bagging four wickets for 16 runs while Omar Samuels claimed two for 13.
Opener Ockeeno Farquharson then hit 21 from 14 balls to set up the run chase which was finished off by Andre McCarthy who was left not out on 17 from 10 balls to guide the Warriors to 87 for three.