Perkins fireworks flatten tired Patriots
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC):
A rapid William Perkins half-century condemned St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to a six-wicket defeat yesterday, as the hosts struggled with their second game in 24 hours at Warner Park.
Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Patriots mustered just 146 all out off 40 overs, with Devon Thomas lashing 44 from 23 deliveries and Shane Dowrich getting 22 from 20 balls.
Seamer and captain Dwayne Bravo crippled the innings with a haul of four for 29 as Patriots stumbled and stuttered throughout their innings following a dodgy start.
Red Steel lifted
In reply, Perkins smashed 64 not out off 43 balls, with three fours and five sixes, as Red Steel reached their target in the penultimate over.
South African Cameron Delport stroked 38 off 31 balls, while fellow countryman Jacques Kallis scored 23 from 20 balls.
The result lifted Red Steel off the bottom of the standings to fifth, just two points clear of the now bottom-place Guyana Amazon Warriors, last year's losing finalists.
Patriots remained in second but on eight points, alongside top-placed title-holders Barbados Tridents and the third-placed Jamaica Tallawahs.