Posted: Saturday, May 29, 2021. 9:38 am CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Brilliant of Crooked Tree have the home advantage and are favoured to win over Isabella Bank’s Rural Mix to crown themselves Division 2 champions in the Belize National Cricket Association’s Barry Bowen/Harrison Parks Championship Cup.
Last week at Isabella Banks, Brilliant defeated Rural Mix 213-212 to take the lead in the best-of-three finals.
So, a win today at Crooked Tree gives them the Division 2 title.
Rural Mix are out to force a third game.
Last Saturday, Isabella Bank’s Rural Mix batted first with an outstanding performance by Randy Rhaburn who scored 95 runs while hitting eight sixes and six fours. Derick Hendy added 43 runs while Marcel Nugent scored 15 and Dudley Hendy 14.
Rural Mix saw all their wickets fall after 43.3 overs in which they scored 212 runs.
Keagan Tillet and Lawrence Banner Jr took 4 wickets for Brilliant while Nathan Banner and Kristan Tillett two wickets each.
Brilliant won the game with eight wickets and 38.2 overs after scoring 213 runs.
Their topscorer was Nathan Banner with 41 runs. Keagan Tillet scored 31, Jaheim Webster 28 and Lawrence Banner Jr 21, Brandon Lewis 14, Shane Westby 13 and Ravin Gillett 10.
Dudley Hendy bowled six wickets and Derick Hendy took three for Rural Mix.
Brilliant are favourites to take the championship with Game Two today at their homefield in Crooked Tree.
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