CPL

Hetmyer, Rutherford partnership firing at right time for Warriors claims skipper Green

By September 12, 2018

Newly appointed Guyana Amazon Warriors captain Chris Green hailed the blossoming partnership of batsmen Shimron Hetmyer and Shefane Rutherford, which again delivered for the team in a two wicket win against Trinbago Knight Riders on Tuesday.

Chasing the Knight Riders total of 126 on a tricky wicket, Hetmyer and Rutherford put on a vital 50 run partnership that steered the Warriors into the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).  Needing a rate of 10 an over once the spinners had been exhausted Hetmyer (39) and Rutherford (30) went about attacking the pace bowlers to set up the thrilling finale.  

The performance was a reprisal of the heroics the pair pulled off against the Knight Riders only a few days prior.  On that occasion, the pair put on an unbeaten 62 as the Warriors sealed a 6 wicket win to secure the second spot in the playoffs.  Green believes the team’s form could not have come at a better time.

 “Hetmyer and Rutherford that partnership was clinical for us tonight they are in some serious touch and it couldn’t come at a better time leading into the finals,” Green said.

“It’s crunch time now and we need to regroup enjoy the excitement enjoy the couple days off and prepare for Sunday.”

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

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