Bylden outstanding on debut but not good enough for team victory

Former junior inter-county player and professional cricketer Travis Blyden has once again stamped his

Travis Blyden
Travis Blyden

authority in an overseas league as he turned in an all round performance for his new team, Pioneer Cricket Club on Sunday at Wilkinson Park.

The petite all rounder bagged 3-33 from eight economical overs of leg spin, before returning with the bat to hammer 90 from 72 deliveries in a losing effort for his club against Island Wide Cricket Club (IWCC).

Batting first in a game reduced to 40 overs due to ground preparation, IWCC reached 265-9 when their overs expired, with Blyden, making his debut in an American League match, being their main tormentor claiming three wickets.

The right handed batsman, who recently ended a satisfactory stint in Trinidad and Tobago South League where he skippered Evergreen Sports Club and scored 527 runs while taking 27 wickets across three formats, then returned to play a scintillating knock which included eleven boundaries as his team folded for a paltry 165 in 36 overs.

Blyden next assignment is on Sunday in another 50 over game.