Suriname show encouraging improvement even in heavy defeat to Cayman Islands
by International Cricket Council

Scorecard:Cayman Islands v Suriname
Player:K Hardat, DS Sewanan, MA Bhoelan, S Oemraw, RD Bovell, RA Sealy, M Wight, KF Bazil

DateLine: 2nd December 2008


At Brian Piccolo Park, Suriname showed encouraging signs of improvement even though they were ultimately heavily defeated by 8 wickets in their clash against the Cayman Islands. After being put in to bat, the Surinamese batsmen worked hard to pass 100 for the first time in the tournament, eventually being bowled out for 103 in 46 overs. Kemraj Hardat batted positively to make 31, from 48 balls including 5 fours, while young Arun Gokoel showed continued improvement in making a resolute 20 from 67 balls.


Starring for the Cayman Islands was veteran leg-spinner Michael Wight, who took the last five wickets to fall and finishing with an outstanding 5 for 7 in 6 overs. Kevin Bazil was equally miserly, taking 1 for 8 in 8 overs. The Cayman Islands made relatively short work of the target, reaching 105 for 2 in 21 overs. All-rounder Ryan Bovell top-scored with 40, made from 40 balls with 2 fours, while young wicket-keeper batsman Ramon Sealy finished undefeated on 39 off 50 balls with 2 fours. For Suriname, Sanjai Oemraw showed yet again that he is the best of their bowlers, taking 1 for 28 in 10 overs amidst the Cayman Islands run-chase.

(Article: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author only.
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