Former Leeward Islands under 19 all rounder Lornel Dore, could not have made a bolder statement that he is back, when he totally dominated the second division match between his home team EMPIRE and SOUTH WARRIORS. The youthful cricketer, who had taken a self imposed sabbatical from the game, has returned to the game with a new vigour and obvious purpose.
The match was played at the ET Willet Park on Tuesday 19th March. Empire won the toss and batted first and was off to an enterprising start with Dore and another former Leeward under 19 player, Wasim Mintos taking a toll of the South Warriors’ bowling. Both young players eventually fell short of what would have been well deserved half centuries.
After they departed, the Empire middle order wobbled except for an exciting partnership between Charles YELLOW MAN Hendrickson and Rakeesh who virtually swung at everything and literally ran for everything, much to the amusement of the small crowd on hand.
Empire eventually totalled 144 for 7 in their allotted 20 overs.
The South Warriors batsmen when they batted, appeared clueless against the Empire bowling attack, led again by Lornel Dore, who snared 3 wickets for a measly 9 runs. The experienced medium fast bowler, Charles YELLOW MAN Hendrickson chipped in with 3 for 21. South Warriors putting up the white flag at 93, effectively bowled out in the 19th over.
Empire 144 for 7 in 20 overs:
Lornel Dore 46;
Wasim Mintos 32
L. Parris 2 for 14;
R. Harillall 2 for 30
South Warriors 93 all out in 19 overs: Azana 27;
Lornel Dore 3 for 9;
Charles Hendrickson 3 for 21
Empire winning by 54 runs.