St George’s battling for survival at lunch on Day 2 of Cup Match

Day 2 (lunch) – St George’s trail by 294 runs with 5 wickets remaining

Somerset 404 St George’s110/5
St George’s were trending in a negative direction as they struggled to 110 for 5 in their first innings at lunch on Day 2 of Cup Match, still 294 runs behind the mammoth 404-run target set by Somerset.

Wickets fell with regularity during the morning session, with only Delray Rawlins offering the type of effective, patient resistance required in the face of such a deficit.

The current struggle is to avoid a potential follow on, if there is an inability to match the champion’s total.
The East Enders must reach a minimum of 300 runs to avoid the risk of being ordered to bat again by Somerset, who’s intentions are well known to favour trying for a innings victory.

The innings had commenced late yesterday afternoon in disastrous fashion prior to the close, when Treadwell Gibbons was bowled by Kamau Leverock for nought and misfortune continued this morning with the dismissal of night-watchman Brian Hall (4).

Others got starts, but no further, with colt Azende Furbert (24), Macai Simmons (22) promising, only to deceive and captain Onias Bascome (1) seeing eight ball, before the ninth witnessed him caught by a diving Derrick Brangman at forward mid-wicket off the irrepressible Dion Stovell.

Wickets were shared between Stovell, Brangman and colt Macquille Walker, setting up for an intriguing post lunch to tea period.

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