Risers, Kings start T10 fifth round with win
The Surrey Risers and the Surrey Kings secured victories in the fifth round of the Dream11 Jamaica T10 competition at Sabina Park on Monday.
The Risers got the better of the Middlesex Titans by four runs while the Kings had a seven-wicket win over the Middlesex United Stars.
In the opening encounter, the Risers posted 106 for five in their 10 overs, with Delbert Gayle top-scoring with 35 from 21 balls, with one four and three sixes. Ricardo McIntosh chipped in with 27 and Chadwick Walton scored 22.
Brian Buchanan grabbed two wickets for 23 runs, with Errol Thomas bagging two for 15. In reply, the Titans fell short at 102 for six. Sherdon Allen top-scored with 33, while Wayne Davis scored 22, and Albert Gopie 20.
Off-spinner Akim Fraser was once again among the wickets, bagging three for 24.
In the second match of the double-header, the Kings continued their winnings ways by restricting the Stars to 82 for six and then racing to 83 for three in five overs and three balls.
Oraine Williams and Kenroy Williams bagged three wickets and two wickets, respectively in restricting the United Stars, despite 35 from 25 balls from Alwyn Williams.
Andre McCarthy then hit an unbeaten quick-fire 39 runs from 12 balls, with two fours and four sixes to see the Kings home. Andel Gordon took two wickets for 21 runs.
The victory extends the Kings' lead atop the standings with 15 points from their five games. The Stars, who suffered their fourth loss of the competition, remain at the bottom of the standings with three points.
Risers have six points, like three other teams, but they are in the fifth position with a net run rate of -1.775. The Titans are in third place with six points with a net run rate of -0.380.