SPORTS in brief

Published: Tuesday | December 10, 2013 Comments 0

Fastest half-century in Portmore cricket

Ken's Wildflower's opener Glen 'Biggs' Wellington clobbered 64 runs from 20 balls to single-handedly take away the game from Colours International, as they won by 10 wickets in a Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum-sponsored Portmore Cricket Association (PCA) Twenty20 Club Championships match at Bridgeport sports ground, Portmore, on Sunday.

Wellington's 50 came off a mere 12 balls - the fastest half-century in the history of the competition. The first over was awful for Colour's medium pacer Romeo Dunca, as it cost him 39 runs, with Wellington accounting for 32 of those. Overall, Wellington hit seven sixes and four fours. He smashed a six that hit the roof of the sports club to end the game.

Rain forced the umpires to use the Duckworth Lewis method to decide the outcome. Colours batted first and were 80-8 off 13.4 overs when the rains came. John Ross Campbell made 31 against the bowling of Tamar Lambert 3-20 and Antoine Stephens 3-25. Ken's, which had a revised victory target of 71 off 13 overs, cruised to 75-0. Kirk Brooks, Wellington's opening partner, was literally a spectator as he finished on three not out.

Gilchrist to join ICC Hall of Fame


Former Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist will be inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame this week, becoming the 19th Australian to receive the honour.

Gilchrist and former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis will become the 70th and 71st male cricketers to be added to the Hall of Fame in the latest round of inductions. The honour will be conferred on Gilchrist during the tea interval on the first day of the third Ashes Test at Perth on Friday.

Gilchrist represented Australia in 96 Tests over 12 years, scoring 5,570 Test runs with 17 centuries and claiming 416 catches as a wicketkeeper. He also scored 9,619 runs and claimed 472 catches in 287 one-day internationals.

Roach to start rehabilitation

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach will soon start rehabilitation work after completing surgery for a right shoulder injury in Jamaica. Roach, who has been sidelined since early November when he was forced to return from the tour of India, will continue his rehabilitation in Barbados.

"I'm feeling quite fine at the moment," Roach told WICB Media. "The surgery was successful so I know I have to get my rest and start my rehab and when the time is right I will look to make a comeback to the playing field."

Roach has taken 85 wickets in 23 Test matches at an average of 27.71 and 94 wickets in 61 one-dayers at an average of 26.77. The 25-year-old is presently at Number 14 in the ICC Test Match Bowling Rankings and at Number 16 in the ICC ODI Bowling Rankings and is looking to break into the top 10 on his return.

"I have a progress and recovery plan mapped out and I will follow it," he said. "My short-term goal is to break into the top 10 in Test bowling and also look to help push West Indies back to the top in all formats."

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