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Cayman Cricketers start with a bang

The Caymanian U-15 cricketers dismissed five Bahamian batsmen before they could make a single run on Day 2 of their four-match tour.

The fourteen-man squad who participated in the Americas U-15 Central Division Championship, in Nassau Bahamas, are dominating the event. Their combined fierce batting and conservative bowling created a punishing antidote for the Bahamians.

The victorious Cayman Team, which was prepared by coaches Andy Myles and Benjamin Maynard, was initially focused on using the tournament for gathering experience.

After winning the toss, the young Caymanians opened the batting with Wayne Cato and David Lee.

From the very first ball, Cato scored four runs, his partner David Lee, who was dismissed after making seven runs, was replaced by skipper, Gregory Davis.

After 16 minutes at the crease, Wayne Cato was finally bowled out and was replaced by batsman Paul Laidlaw.

The batting pair of Laidlaw and Davis made a combined total of 81 runs, of which Gregory Davis made 53, not out, and Paul Laidlaw made 28.

The overall total for the young Caymanian team was 166 runs, from thirty overs, for the loss of six wickets.

Earl Thomas and Kevin Valsaint opened the batting for the Bahamian Team. Valsaint lost his wicket after contributing just one run, and was replaced by batsman, Dwight Weakley Jr.

Weakley managed to add 12 more runs to the scoreboard, before his partner, Earl Thomas, was dismissed for four runs.

Five of the Bahamian batsmen were dismissed without making a single run. The Bahamians were all out for just 43 runs, from only 15 overs.

Because of the hurricane that hit the Bahamas, the remaining two matches of the tour are subject to postponement.


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