Delray Rawlins led his Sussex Seconds teammates to a total of 353/9, in their 2nd XI 3 Day Friendly against Derbyshire at the Blackstone Academy Ground.
Derbyshire won the toss and decided to bowl, Rawlins would score 78 off 110 balls in 122 minutes, he hit 11 fours and 1 six in his inning, Rawlins would share a 132 run 4th wicket partnership with George Garton. Jonty Jenner added 67, and when bad light halted play Abi Sakande was on 50 not out. Hamidullah Qadri was the pick of the Derbyshire bowlers with figures of 23-3-95-4.
Sussex Seconds Inning
..33 (40) HD Ward c FR Trenouth b JWA Taylor ..13 (30) WAT Beer c TA Wood b H Wanford ..05 (05) LJ Evans c CAJ Brodrick b G Wade ..78 (110) Delray Rawlins c ZU-A Malik b H Qadri ..45 (72) GHS Garton c TA Wood b H Qadri ..67 (69) JW Jenner b JWA Taylor ..09 (18) JH Ludlow b H Qadri ..00 (07) JM Cooke LBW H Qadri ..50 (60) A Sakande Not Out ..17 (29) MLG Robinson c CAJ Brodrick b G Wade ..06 (11) WCHP Collard Not Out ..27 Extras (4b-2lb-1w-20nb) 316 Total for 9 Wickets after 76.2 overs
13.2-2-62-2 G Wade 11.-3-40-1 H Wanford 14.-0-50-2 JWA Taylor 4.0-0-33-0 A Zazai 23.-3-95-4 H Qadri 10.-0-59-0 CR Marshall 1.0-0-05-0 JM Kettleborough
Monday, September 17, 2018
Rawlins Highlighted by Cricinfo
It is difficult to slip under the radar when your name is Delray Millard Wendell Rawlins, and Sussex's big-hitting Bermudan has made no attempts to do that in his fledgling career, according to Matt Roller from cricinfo.
His record in this year's Vitality T20 Blast might not look spectacular in its own right - 164 runs at 27.33 and a strike rate of 147.74 - but it would be foolish to view at Rawlins' career to date through the lens of numbers alone.
After all, this is a man who made his international debut as a diminutive 15-year-old; a man who was picked to represent the South after just one List A game; and a man whose innings in Sussex's quarter-final win against Durham caught the eye of so many fans that he had to turn off his Twitter notifications. It has not taken long for him to garner the reputation of being a big-game player.
"There's a bit of banter going around in the changing room that I like the TV cameras," he admits, "and I suppose it's a nice trait to have.
"But I'm just trying to put in performances for the lads, whether it's on telly or not, and trying to show that I'm capable of playing at this level. Thankfully, it's come off."
It may just be 'banter' as far as he is concerned, but Rawlins has quickly developed the knack of playing attention-grabbing innings at the perfect time. His debut in the shortest form came in front of 20,000 fans at Lord's, and his 35-ball 49 featured a reverse-swept six off Ashton Agar that stunned the majority into silent disbelief.
A televised 35 against Glamorgan followed two weeks later in the first of three must-win games for Sussex in their quarter-final bid, and if a hold-the-pose straight drive down the ground in that innings at Chester-le-Street was the main cause of his phone's explosion that evening, his calmness in a match-winning partnership with Laurie Evans was that of a seasoned campaigner.
That is not to say that Rawlins has let the attention get to his head. "You'd be lying if you said you didn't look at social media a little bit," he says, "but I try to approach every game the same - it's just another game of cricket really.
"I just try and back myself and my ability. Luckily, it's come off for me so far, and hopefully I can just carry on like I have done."
Something else that sets Rawlins apart is the regularity with which he hits early boundaries. His strike rate after five balls of an innings is 196.29, making him the world's fastest starter this year after Birmingham's pinch-hitting opener Ed Pollock. Of course, it is a high-risk strategy to target quick runs from the word go, as evidenced by a pair of first-ball ducks against Gloucestershire and Middlesex in Sussex's critical last week in the group stages, but Rawlins says he sees that as his role in a team that lacks the batting depth of some teams in the competition.
"When I bat, if I see a bowler I like, I try and take it on, and this year most of the time that's come off for me. I just want to take as much pressure as I can off the other end. Most of the time that's been Laurie Evans, who's been outstanding for us this year, so if that's hitting early boundaries and running hard then that's my role."
While Sussex might lack batting depth - Rawlins started the competition out of the side, and might not be playing but for a horror tournament for the New Zealand overseas player Tom Bruce - they have heaps of star quality with the ball to make up for it, and the laid-back feeling around the club is one of confidence rather than complacency.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
BCB First Division Twenty20 Championship
Clay Smith batting
Flatt’s Victoria are the 2018 Bermuda Cricket Board Twenty20 First Division Champions
Flatt’s Victoria Win by 5 Wickets
Warwick Workmen’s Club 127 Flatt’s Victoria 131/5
Flatt’s Victoria put it all together on their way to winning the Bermuda Cricket Board First Division Twenty20 title at the Sea Breeze Oval.
Batting first Warwick Workmen’s were bowled out for 127, Clay Smith and Cameron Jeffers both scored 38, opener Smith’s runs came off 36 balls included 8 fours, while Jeffers runs came off 24 balls hitting 4 fours and 2 sixes, Dajon Carey was the pick of the Flatt’s Victoria bowlers with figures of 4-0-31-4.
In reply Kamau Leverock scored 75 leading Flatt’s Victoria to a score of 131/5, Leverock’s knock came off 29 balls, hitting 9 fours and 6 sixes, Chare Smith was the pick of the Warwick Workmen’s Club bowlers with figures of 4-1-18-2.
Warwick Workmen’s Inning
..38 (36) Clay Smith LBW Dajon Carey ..17 (15) Staphen Dill LBW Regino Smith ..38 (24) Cameron Jeffers c Nelson Bascome b Paul Carr Harvey ..00 (01) Kyle Swan c Kamau Leverock b Dajon Carey ..14 (08) Chare Smith c Christof Van Tonder b Dajon Carey ..00 (02) Kian Butterfield LBW Regino Smith ..02 (06) Dominic Sabair st Cofield Robinson b Dajon Carey ..00 (06) Josi Butterfield c Dajon Carey b Nelson Bascome ..04 (10) Shonari Boyles-Simons Not Out ..03 (05) Akeem Ible b Paul Carr Harvey ..01 (05) Jamar Stovell Run Out ..10 Extras (7w-1nb-2lb) 127 Total All Out after 19.1 overs
4.0-0-26-1 Nelson Bascome 3.1-0 26-0 Kamau Leverock 4.0-1-20-2 Paul Carr Harvey 4.0-0-23-2 Regino Smith 4.0-0-31-4 Dajon Carey
Flatt’s Victoria Inning
..22 (24) Regino Smith c Kyle Swan b Staphen Dill ..75 (29) Kamau Leverock b Cameron Jeffers ..06 (05) Nelson Bascome c Jamar Stovell b Chare Smith ..00 (02) Christof Van Tonder c Clay Smith b Chare Smith ..01 (09) Paul Carr Harvey Not Out ..11 (10) Kijuan Franks b Staphen Dill ..04 (08) Dajon Carey Not Out ..12 Extras (6w-1nb-3b-2lb) 131 total for 5 Wickets after 14.2 overs
Fall of Wickets: 1-106 (Leverock), 2-113 (Bascome), 3-113 (Van Tonder), 4-113 (Smith), 5-125 (Franks)