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SDC T20 Cricket: Old Harbour win, but ‘Bay’ crash to 65-run defeat

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Old Harbour and Greater Portmore registered comfortable wins in Super 8 action of the SDC Community T20 on Sunday.

In a Zone A double-header played at Chedwin Park, Greater Portmore defeated Old Harbour Bay by 65 runs in the early game, while Old Harbour crushed Dela Lions by seven wickets.

Greater Portmore’s victory was spearheaded by Odane Hartley’s brilliant half century at the top of the innings that came off 49-ball knock, comprising of 10 fours and two sixes and was the base of Greater Portmore’s 211 for five from 20 overs.

He shared in an opening partnership of 144 with Robert Heron, who made 49 (4x4s; 2x6s) from 33 balls in a contest that they dominated from the start

Old Harbour Bay, having won the toss, fought back with the quick departures of Hartley, Heron and Oniel Weir, who was LBW for naught to the bowling of Maurice People, as Greater Portmore slipped to 145 for three.

But the experienced Dennis Bulli seized the initiative once more for Greater Portmore with a blistering 42 from 16 balls, smashing four boundaries and three sixes.

Robert Johnson was the pick of the bowlers for Old Harbour Bay, claiming two for 27.

In reply, Old Harbour Bay lost crucial wickets at key moments and were left at 146 for eight when their chase ended. Middle order batsman Ricardo Stewart topscored for Old Harbour Bay with 32 (3x4s; 1x6s) from 28 balls after opener Cleon Thompson made 25.

Bulli ended with match figures of three for 24, while Dwayne Guthrie bagged two for 29.

Old Harbour's strong all-round line-up overpowered the Lions despite Roy Williams’ top score of 78.

Williams and David Morgan (41) formed the basis of Dela Lions 151 for six off 20 overs, as Lascelles Davis took four for 30 bowling for Old Harbour.

In reply, Old Harbour cruised to 155 for three from 18 overs with Mariano Dixon and Dempsey Salmon unbeaten on 57 and 29 respectively after Ronville Brown made 44.

Action continues in the zone on May 29 at Chedwin Park with Old Harbour playing Old Harbour Bay in the feature match after Greater Portmore take on Dela Lions.

The top two teams from the zone will advance to the parish semi-finals.

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