Blyden hits match winning 71 for UWI

Guyanese all-rounder Travis Blyden hit 71 to lead University of West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus past El Socorro Youth Movement (EYM) in the Trinidad and Tobago 50 overs Championship League at the Boundary Road Recreation Ground, San Juan.

Travis Blyden
Travis Blyden

In overcast conditions and a heavy outfield, UWI won the toss and decided to take first strike making 243 in 43.1 overs. Blyden struck nine boundaries in his top score while Barbadian Rachad Forde made a quick-fire 51 with five sixes and three fours. Kevon Thomas chipped in with 36.
EYM best bowlers were Selvin Jacobs and Shahid Mohammed with 3-32 and 2-31 respectively.
In reply, EYM folded for 156 in 32 overs with Deepak Kumar top scoring with 40 runs while Kewsi Alfred supported with 35. UWI triumphed by 87 runs.
Ryan Churaman led UWI’s bowling with 4-59 from 10 overs and Jameel Lashley claimed 3-13.
It was UWI’s second victory from three matches with one loss to Curepe Sports.