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LIME wins the Sagicor General Super Cup
By Petra Gooding
Leg-spinner Hayden Walsh took 4-48 to lead LIME to a hard fought 14-run win against CGI Maple in the final of the 2013 Barbados Cricket Association Sagicor General Super Cup Championship yesterday at Kensington Oval.
The match was originally scheduled to be completed on Saturday, but persistent showers brought a premature end to play very early in the Maple reply. LIME scored 189 all out with Captain Randy Thomas leading the way with an unbeaten 72. Maple was dismissed for 175 in 49.1 overs thanks the four wickets from Walsh, while Michael Agard Jr. took 2-21 and Man-of-The-Match Ashley Nurse took 2-27.
When the rains came yesterday, Maple was 6-1 after two overs, chasing 190. Pedro Agard on two and Shane Parris, without score, were the two not out batsmen. The pair added 58 runs before Parris was stumped by Cyprian Payne while attempting to drive for 22.
Agard meanwhile kept the runs flowing with new batting partner Renaldo Parris and Maple seemed on its way to winning yet another title this year. Agard was caught by Courtney Browne for 48 to leave Maple still in a good position on 108-3 in the 32nd over.
However his dismissal was the start of a dramatic batting collapse as Maple was soon floundering on 148-8. Shane Ramsay tried to hit out in an attempt to push on the scoring but he was caught at long on for ten to leave the score on 164-9. Don Oneal was the last batsman dismissed when he was run out for nine runs.
On Saturday, LIME got off to a very horrible start with the score reading 33-3 in the 13th over. A fourth-wicket stand worth 90 runs between Captain Randy Thomas and all-rounder Ashley Nurse helped to stabilise the innings. Thomas ended unbeaten on 72 while Nurse made 47 off 64 deliveries and LIME eventually made 189 all out.
Fast bowler Khalid Springer was the leading wicket-taker for Maple with 3-35 off nine overs while spinners Shane Ramsay and Jamar Griffith both took two wickets each.