As www.islandstats.com reported too late last night to be copied, Delray Rawlins scored a half-century while representing the South in Barbados.
Although they’re missing out on the Sussex squad’s tour to Cape Town, don’t feel too sorry for Laurie Evans and Rawlins as they are still getting a dose of pre-season vitamin D as part of the South side taking on the North in Barbados.
The first match of the three-match one-day series took place at the Kensington Oval on Sunday. Both Rawlins and Evans contributed with the bat as the southerners recorded a 63-run victory. Coming in at number four and with the score on 186-2, Evans was expected to maintain the impetus of the South’s innings, which he did by scoring 28 at around a run-a-ball. He and Rawlins put on 24 for the fourth wicket before Evans was caught off the bowling of Keaton Jennings. Rawlins powered on thereafter, plundering 53 off just 41 balls and helping the South to an imposing total of 347 all out.
Rawlins’ whose family had made the trip from Bermuda to watch him – was then the most economical of the South’s bowlers, conceding just 27 runs from his six overs of left-arm spin.
He had a mixed time in the field, dropping two catches in the slips, but making partial amends when he caught Adam Hose off the bowling of Essex’s Paul Walter. The North-South series continues on Wednesday.