Stanford 20/20, 2006 / Commentary

Stanford 20/20 - 8th match

Antigua v St Lucia

Antigua won by 48 runs

Once again a warm welcome to the Stanford cricket Oval in Antigua for the Stanford 2020 Tournament.

This evening we only have one match, the eighth in the tournament with a lot of support for the local team, Antigua, playing against winners from last weeks prelim round St Lucia.

The Toss has been won by Antigua who have decided to bat first.

A full house is expected this evening with crowds having already queued up at the gates as long as two hours before the start of the match.

If the past 7 matches are anything to go by then we are in for a tremendous atmoshpere.

The game is scheduled to start at 19:00 local (25 minutes time) with Antigua batting first.

And here comes the umpires, a fantastic sight with a near full house of 5,000 people with many more still trying to get it.

Flags waving and people shouting, the buglar is also here and he will keep everyone in the main stand happy.

0.1

C Charles to Richards, 1 run, down the leg side, Richards pulls it away to the leg side, not timed, runs it just wide of short fine leg up in the circle

0.2

C Charles to Edwards, no run, good line and just short of a length, Edwards plays no shot, leaves for the keeper

0.3

C Charles to Edwards, no run, line and length, Edwards lets it go past outside the off, having a good look, keeper takes good carry

0.4

C Charles to Edwards, 1 wide, short of a length and outside off stump, has a flash but called wide as he misses

0.4

C Charles to Edwards, no run, good length and wide of the off stump, Edwards plays and misses the drive

0.5

C Charles to Edwards, SIX, back of a length and down the leg side, Edwards pulls very well, out the middle, sails over backward square leg and the crowd go wild

0.6

C Charles to Edwards, no run, good line and length delivery, Edwards drives through the off side to cover, looks for one, crowd sends him back

End of over 1 (8 runs) Antigua 8/0 (RR: 8.00)
DT Edwards    6* (5b 1x6)      C Charles    1-0-8-0
ACL Richards    1* (1b)     

1.1

Mathurin to Richards, 1 run, good length but down leg, Richards works it through the leg side, runs it to deep backward square leg

1.2

Mathurin to Edwards, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Edwards plays no shot, fielded by M Charles

1.3

Mathurin to Edwards, no run, short and wide of off stump, Edwards misses the ball as he cuts firmly

1.4

Mathurin to Edwards, 1 run, length ball, Edwards plays a pull-shot, drags it too early, runs away to deep mid-on

1.5

Mathurin to Richards, no run, length but down leg, Richards misses the ball on the pull

1.6

Mathurin to Richards, 1 run, good length delivery, Richards drives off the back foot to cover, quick run causes the misfield and they get thru safely to the joy of the crowd

End of over 2 (3 runs) Antigua 11/0 (RR: 5.50)
ACL Richards    3* (4b)      GE Mathurin    1-0-3-0
DT Edwards    7* (8b 1x6)      C Charles    1-0-8-0

2.1

C Charles to Richards, FOUR, leg side delivery, Richards driving through the on side, just beats the fielder chasing to the deep midwicket rope

2.2

C Charles to Richards, SIX, back of a length and down the leg side, Richards pulls and that is huge, up up and away she goes, thats over the stand at square leg and on its way to the airport

2.3

C Charles to Richards, no run, good length but down leg, Richards pushes it off the back foot, to firm to try a run to mid-off

2.4

C Charles to Richards, SIX, good length but down leg, Richards drives it away and another one is out of the park, this time straight over the bowlers head

2.5

C Charles to Richards, 2 runs, length but down leg, Richards drives the ball through the off side, in the air, not timed, just clears the extra cover

2.6

C Charles to Richards, no run, just short of a length, Richards plays but misses the ball, into the pad, appeal, but outside leg

End of over 3 (18 runs) Antigua 29/0 (RR: 9.66)
ACL Richards    21* (10b 1x4 2x6)      C Charles    2-0-26-0
DT Edwards    7* (8b 1x6)      GE Mathurin    1-0-3-0

3.1

Mathurin to Edwards, no run, good length but down leg, Edwards plays and misses the ball

3.2

Mathurin to Edwards, no run, good line and length delivery, Edwards defends to the off

3.3

Mathurin to Edwards, FOUR, short of a length and outside off stump, Edwards plays a cut-shot from the back foot, that is a beauty, races across the outfield, cover sweeper has no chance to cut off

3.4

Mathurin to Edwards, no run, good line and length, Edwards defends it

3.5

Mathurin to Edwards, no run, length ball, Edwards keeps it out, nudges to the off

3.6

Mathurin to Edwards, no run, line and length, Edwards defends, fielded by Mathurin in his follow through

End of over 4 (4 runs) Antigua 33/0 (RR: 8.25)
DT Edwards    11* (14b 1x4 1x6)      GE Mathurin    2-0-7-0
ACL Richards    21* (10b 1x4 2x6)      C Charles    2-0-26-0

4.1

Alleyn Prospere to Richards, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Edwards driving

4.2

Alleyn Prospere to Edwards, no run, good line and length delivery, Richards pushes forward

4.3

Alleyn Prospere to Edwards, no run, length but down leg, Richards defends

4.4

Alleyn Prospere to Edwards, 1 run, leg side delivery, Richards hits it on the leg side

4.5

Alleyn Prospere to Richards, FOUR, good line and length delivery, Edwards drives on the front foot

4.6

Alleyn Prospere to Richards, no run, good line and length delivery, Edwards keeps it out

End of over 5 (6 runs) Antigua 39/0 (RR: 7.80)
ACL Richards    26* (13b 2x4 2x6)      Alleyn Prospere    1-0-6-0
DT Edwards    12* (17b 1x4 1x6)      GE Mathurin    2-0-7-0

5.1

Maraj to Edwards, FOUR, good line and length delivery, Edwards drives on the front foot

5.2

Maraj to Edwards, no run, length ball, Edwards defends it

5.3

Maraj to Edwards, no run, length ball, Edwards defends it away

5.4

Maraj to Edwards, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Edwards pushes forward

5.5

Maraj to Richards, no run, good line and length, Richards defends

5.6

Maraj to Richards, no run, good length but down leg, Richards defends it

End of over 6 (5 runs) Antigua 44/0 (RR: 7.33)
ACL Richards    26* (15b 2x4 2x6)      I Maraj    1-0-5-0
DT Edwards    17* (21b 2x4 1x6)      Alleyn Prospere    1-0-6-0

6.1

Alleyn Prospere to Edwards, no run, length ball, Edwards defends on the front foot

6.2

Alleyn Prospere to Edwards, 1 run, length ball, Edwards defends it to the on side, quick run taken

6.3

Alleyn Prospere to Richards, no run, length ball, Richards gets an edge as he drives, along the ground to gully

6.4

Alleyn Prospere to Richards, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Richards plays a cut-shot to 3rd man

6.5

Alleyn Prospere to Edwards, no run, good length delivery, Edwards drives the ball through the off side straight at extra cover

6.6

Alleyn Prospere to Edwards, SIX, good line and back of a length, Edwards pulls off the back foot and that is traveling, it has gone a long way over square leg

End of over 7 (8 runs) Antigua 52/0 (RR: 7.42)
DT Edwards    24* (25b 2x4 2x6)      Alleyn Prospere    2-0-14-0
ACL Richards    27* (17b 2x4 2x6)      I Maraj    1-0-5-0

7.1

Maraj to Richards, 1 run, good length delivery, Richards drives off the back foot into the covers, easy run taken

7.2

Maraj to Edwards, 1 run, good length delivery, Edwards drives the ball through the off side runs it down the ground to long-off

7.3

Maraj to Richards, no run, good line and length delivery, Richards drives the ball off the back foot straight at extra cover

7.4

Maraj to Richards, no run, leg side delivery, Richards plays but misses the ball as he tries to sweep very hard

7.5

Maraj to Richards, 1 run, good length delivery, Richards drives the ball through the off side, soft hands and enough on it to get the run

7.6

Maraj to Edwards, FOUR, line and length, Edwards cuts and cuts well, has the crowd on their feet as it races across the outfield

Gates have now been closed with a capacity crowd in the grounds already

End of over 8 (7 runs) Antigua 59/0 (RR: 7.37)
DT Edwards    29* (27b 3x4 2x6)      I Maraj    2-0-12-0
ACL Richards    29* (21b 2x4 2x6)      Alleyn Prospere    2-0-14-0

8.1

Isidore to Richards, no run, leg side delivery, Richards plays but misses the ball takes it on the pads

8.2

Isidore to Richards, no run, short and wide of the off stump, Richards plays and misses, fielded by M Charles the keeper

8.3

Isidore to Richards, 2 runs, good line and length delivery, Richards drives on the front foot just forward of the cover sweeper who gets across

8.4

Isidore to Richards, FOUR, length but down leg, Richards works it through the leg side, flicked off the pads and short fine leg has no chance, gets the crowd going again

8.5

Isidore to Richards, 1 run, good length but down leg, Richards drives to long-off

8.6

Isidore to Edwards, no run, good line but full, Edwards defends on the front foot keeping the slower ball and the yorker out, some applause for a good ball and over from the crowd

End of over 9 (7 runs) Antigua 66/0 (RR: 7.33)
DT Edwards    29* (28b 3x4 2x6)      SC Isidore    1-0-7-0
ACL Richards    36* (26b 3x4 2x6)      I Maraj    2-0-12-0

9.1

Maraj to Richards, OUT, drives firmly to the off, sets off for the run but great fielding by the cover, fires back and he is stranded

ACL Richards run out 36 (27b 3x4 2x6) SR: 133.33

9.2

Maraj to Lake, no run, good line and length delivery, Lake pushes forward

9.3

Maraj to Lake, 2 runs, length but down leg, Lake hits it on the leg side, runs it away fine

9.4

Maraj to Lake, no run, line and length, Lakes pushes forward

9.5

Maraj to Lake, no run, line and length, Lake defends

9.6

Maraj to Lake, 2 runs, good length delivery, Lake drives on the front foot

End of over 10 (4 runs) Antigua 70/1 (RR: 7.00)
AJA Lake    4* (5b)      I Maraj    3-0-16-0
DT Edwards    29* (28b 3x4 2x6)      SC Isidore    1-0-7-0

10.1

Isidore to Edwards, 1 run, good line and length, Edwards defends, runs it into the gap at cover, crowd not happy with ones

10.2

Isidore to Lake, 1 run, full toss down the leg side, Lake driving to long off

10.3

Isidore to Edwards, 1 run, length ball, Edwards drives it away again to long off

10.4

Isidore to Lake, OUT, drives on the up, good shot, wrong place, straight at extra cover

AJA Lake c Mathurin b Isidore 5 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

10.5

Isidore to Jacobs, 2 runs, leg side delivery, Jacobs hits it on the leg side, flicks off the legs, runs it forward of fine leg

10.6

Isidore to Jacobs, no run, good line and length, Jacobs drives on the front foot straight at cover

End of over 11 (5 runs) Antigua 75/2 (RR: 6.81)
RD Jacobs    2* (2b)      SC Isidore    2-0-12-1
DT Edwards    31* (30b 3x4 2x6)      I Maraj    3-0-16-0

11.1

Thorpe to Edwards, no run, down the leg side, Edwards defends it away, fielded by Thorpe

11.2

Thorpe to Edwards, 1 run, good length but down leg, Edwards drives it away, lofted towards long-on, crowd not happy, drops short

11.3

Thorpe to Jacobs, no run, length ball, Jacobs drives the ball through the off side, fielded by Thorpe

11.4

Thorpe to Jacobs, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Jacobs pushes it off the back foot

11.5

Thorpe to Edwards, no run, short leg side delivery, Edwards plays and misses the ball on the pull, ball gets up and hits the keeper in the face

This will cause a delay as attention comes out, they are having a look, but he does seem ok has a helmet on now

11.6

Thorpe to Edwards, 1 run, leg side delivery, Edwards works it through the leg side, nudges just off the table on the on side, easy single taken

End of over 12 (3 runs) Antigua 78/2 (RR: 6.50)
DT Edwards    33* (34b 3x4 2x6)      SP Thorpe    1-0-3-0
RD Jacobs    3* (4b)      SC Isidore    2-0-12-1

12.1

Isidore to Edwards, OUT, driving outside the off, gets the smallest edge and goes through to the keeper, umpire waits for him to walk, then raises the finger

DT Edwards c †M Charles b Isidore 33 (35b 3x4 2x6) SR: 94.28

12.2

Isidore to Tittle, 1 run, line and length, Tittle defends it to the off, gets the run away

12.3

Isidore to Jacobs, no run, length but down leg, Jacobs keeps it out

12.4

Isidore to Jacobs, 1 run, length but down leg, Jacobs drives it away to long-off

12.5

Isidore to Tittle, no run, good line and length, Tittle plays but misses the ball, fielded by M Charles

12.6

Isidore to Tittle, 1 run, down the leg side, Tittle drives on the front foot, misfield gets the run

End of over 13 (3 runs) Antigua 81/3 (RR: 6.23)
KI Tittle    2* (3b)      SC Isidore    3-0-15-2
RD Jacobs    4* (6b)      SP Thorpe    1-0-3-0

13.1

Thorpe to Tittle, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Tittle defends it, opens the face, runs it past the gully

13.2

Thorpe to Jacobs, 1 run, down the leg side, Jacobs paddles it away, drags it to the on side

13.3

Thorpe to Tittle, 1 run, good length but down leg, Tittle drives through the on side, looks for two to deep midwicket, decides not too

13.4

Thorpe to Jacobs, FOUR, short and down leg, Jacobs hits it into the leg side, flicked fine off the legs and the crowd loves that

13.5

Thorpe to Jacobs, no run, good length delivery, Jacobs pushes forward, fielded by Thorpe

13.6

Thorpe to Jacobs, FOUR, length but down leg, Jacobs sweeps it away firmly to fine leg, now we have the flags waving and the buglar is in his element

End of over 14 (11 runs) Antigua 92/3 (RR: 6.57)
RD Jacobs    13* (10b 2x4)      SP Thorpe    2-0-14-0
KI Tittle    4* (5b)      SC Isidore    3-0-15-2

14.1

Alleyn Prospere to Tittle, no run, length but down leg, Tittle misses the ball, into the pads

14.2

Alleyn Prospere to Tittle, OUT, driving straight down the wicket, in the air and well picked up by the bowler

KI Tittle c & b Alleyn Prospere 4 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

14.3

Alleyn Prospere to Joseph, no run, leg side delivery, Joseph defends it, fielded by Prospere

14.4

Alleyn Prospere to Joseph, no run, length but down leg, Joseph keeps it out

14.5

Alleyn Prospere to Joseph, 1 run, leg side delivery, Joseph driving down the ground to long-on

14.6

Alleyn Prospere to Jacobs, 1 run, down the leg side, Jacobs hits it on the leg side, nudges just behind and wide of the keeper

End of over 15 (2 runs) Antigua 94/4 (RR: 6.26)
RD Jacobs    14* (11b 2x4)      Alleyn Prospere    3-0-16-1
DRE Joseph    1* (3b)      SP Thorpe    2-0-14-0

15.1

Thorpe to Jacobs, (no ball) SIX, length but down leg, Jacobs sweeps well thats up in the air, going over or is it, good catch, but taken outside the rope, and the locals love it

15.2

Thorpe to Jacobs, 1 run, line and length, Jacobs cuts softly just wide of gully

15.3

Thorpe to Joseph, 2 runs, good length but down leg, Joseph hits it on the leg side, misfield at deep square leg gets the second

15.4

Thorpe to Joseph, 1 run, good line and length, Joseph drives through the off side to long-off

15.4

Thorpe to Jacobs, 1 run, length ball, Jacobs drives the ball through the off side to long-off

Missed a no ball on the first ball, now added

15.5

Thorpe to Joseph, 1 run, good line and length, Joseph cuts it to gully, quick run taken, direct hit from the fielder, TV ump says not out

15.6

Thorpe to Jacobs, 1 run, down the leg side, Jacobs drives on the front foot in the air very straight, GREAT work by the fielder leaping across, fields and returns to keep them to 1 run

End of over 16 (15 runs) Antigua 109/4 (RR: 6.81)
RD Jacobs    23* (15b 2x4 1x6)      SP Thorpe    3-0-29-0
DRE Joseph    5* (6b)      Alleyn Prospere    3-0-16-1

16.1

Alleyn Prospere to Jacobs, 1 run, good line and length, Jacobs cuts it just past gully

16.2

Alleyn Prospere to Joseph, no run, line and length, Joseph defends it to the off, no run this time

16.3

Alleyn Prospere to Joseph, 1 leg bye, length ball, Joseph edges the ball as he drives, edges past slip area

16.4

Alleyn Prospere to Jacobs, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump and called

16.4

Alleyn Prospere to Jacobs, no run, leg side delivery, Jacobs plays but misses the ball on the sweep

16.5

Alleyn Prospere to Jacobs, 1 run, leg side delivery, Jacobs driving to the off, can not beat the field

16.6

Alleyn Prospere to Joseph, no run, length ball, Joseph defends on the front foot

End of over 17 (4 runs) Antigua 113/4 (RR: 6.64)
DRE Joseph    5* (9b)      Alleyn Prospere    4-0-19-1
RD Jacobs    25* (18b 2x4 1x6)      SP Thorpe    3-0-29-0

17.1

Mathurin to Jacobs, SIX, length ball, Jacobs drives through the on side, thats huge huge huge, sails over long-on and is still climbing

17.2

Mathurin to Jacobs, OUT, goes on the slog sweep, gets a big top/leading edge, skies it high, and in the end a good catch under the lights by Alton Crafton

RD Jacobs c Crafton b Mathurin 31 (20b 2x4 2x6) SR: 155.00

17.3

Mathurin to Joseph, 2 runs, good line and length delivery, Skepple drives through the on side, over the ropes again

17.4

Mathurin to Joseph, 1 run, down the leg side, Joseph hits it into the leg side

17.5

Mathurin to Roberts, no run, leg side delivery, Roberts defends it

17.6

Mathurin to Roberts, 1 run, good line and length, Roberts plays no shot

End of over 18 (10 runs) Antigua 123/5 (RR: 6.83)
CD Roberts    1* (2b)      GE Mathurin    3-0-17-1
DRE Joseph    8* (11b)      Alleyn Prospere    4-0-19-1

18.1

Thorpe to Roberts, OUT, forcing misses and is bowled

CD Roberts b Thorpe 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

18.2

Thorpe to Skepple, 2 wides, down the leg side

18.2

Thorpe to Joseph, SIX, good length but down leg, Joseph pulls

18.3

Thorpe to Joseph, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Joseph drives on the front foot

18.4

Thorpe to Skepple, FOUR, length ball, Skepple drives through the on side

18.5

Thorpe to Skepple, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Skepple drives on the front foot

18.6

Thorpe to Joseph, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Joseph drives it away down the ground

End of over 19 (15 runs) Antigua 138/6 (RR: 7.26)
DRE Joseph    16* (14b 1x6)      SP Thorpe    4-0-44-1
GL Skepple    5* (2b 1x4)      GE Mathurin    3-0-17-1

19.1

Mathurin to Joseph, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Joseph misses the ball, fielded by M Charles, that was a huge swing and a miss

19.2

Mathurin to Joseph, 5 wides, short of a length and outside off stump, swings again, but too wide to make contact, keeper also misses it

19.2

Mathurin to Joseph, OUT, pulls right across the line, misses and hears the crash of timber

DRE Joseph b Mathurin 16 (16b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

19.3

Mathurin to Baltimore, OUT, tries to swing the ball away down the ground, misses and the ball hits

BG Baltimore b Mathurin 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Will we see a hat-trick

19.4

Mathurin to Jeremy, 1 run, good line and length, Jeremy drives through the on side towards long-on

19.5

Mathurin to Skepple, OUT, uses the feet to get to the drive, is also beaten and a simple take and stumping for Charles

GL Skepple st †M Charles b Mathurin 5 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

19.6

Mathurin to Tonge, 2 runs, good length delivery, Tonge drives on the front foot, in the air, in the gap behind extra cover, they run hard and get two to end the innings

End of over 20 (8 runs) Antigua 146/9
GC Tonge    2* (1b)      GE Mathurin    4-0-25-4
KCB Jeremy    1* (1b)      SP Thorpe    4-0-44-1
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Photos

Jul 19, 2006

Feeling hot ..., Antigua v St Lucia, Stanford 20/20, St. Johns, July 19, 2006

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Jul 19, 2006

A lap of honour by Antigua after their win, Antigua v St Lucia, Stanford 20/20, St. Johns, July 19, 2006

A lap of honour by Antigua after their win

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