Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – January 16, 2017 – The seeded team in each of the preliminary groups of the 2017 National Lotteries Authority Neil Williams 20/20 Cricket competition, continued their winning ways when matches were played last weekend at three venues.
In a group C match up, Guardian General Saints made light work of Belfongo, defeating them by nine wickets on Saturday at the Arnos Vale Playing Field.
Belfongo totaled 125 for 9 in their 20 overs. Stein Joseph led the batting with 40. Teron Simon 3 for 17, Kelon Davis 2 for 18, Nezron Samuel 2 for 22 and Rolando Wright 2 for 31 all got amongst the wickets for Guardian General Saints.
In reply, Saints blasted their way to 128 for 1 in 13.4 overs with Rickford Walker left unbeaten on 68, Vincent Cupid 22 and Romel Currency 21 not out. Oswald Soleyn had the best bowling figures of 1 for 23 from 4 overs bowling for Belfongo.
Also on Saturday last at Sion Hill, Police Two had the better of newcomers RW Sporting World SVG Community College, beating them by 120 runs. Police Two amassed 186 for 3 in their 20 overs with Desron Maloney hitting 71, Salvan Browne 42 not out and Danson Andrews 26.
In reply, RW Sporting World SVG Community College was restricted to 66 for 5. Romando Mars was unbeaten on 22.
In the closest encounter last Saturday, Carl Joseph Law Chambers ASCO got passed North Leeward by 19 runs. ASCO scored 146 for 8 at their turn at the crease with Kelshun Dasilva 46 and Roger Gibson 37. Allison Samuel bagged 5 for 25 and Winston Samuel 3 for 29 for North Leeward who were restricted to 127 for 8 in reply. Allison Samuel ended a good alround performance hitting a 26 ball 43 in North Leeward’s innings.
Sunday’s games were all affected by rain. At Sion Hill, the 2016 Sunday League champions, Smashers won over Victors Two by 31 runs on a revised target. Smashers scored 138 for 5 in the 16 allotted overs with Kirton Lavia 38 and Rawdon Bentick 34. Leon Quashie took 2 for 20 from 3 overs bowling for Victors Two, who only got to 69 for 5 in 11.3 overs when play was called off. Adinol Richards and Marcus McCoy had scored 26 and 20 respectively for Victors Two. Courtney Joyette and Javon Samuel both took 2 for 11 bowiling for Smashers.
On Sunday at Arnos Vale, Victors One overcame Triumph United by 36 runs also on a revised target. Victors One saw their way to 138 for 4 in 15 overs. Miles Bascombe slammed 75 from 38 balls while Alston Bob added 37. In reply, Triumph United reached 28 for 2 in 7 overs when rain halted play.
And at Sion Hill on Sunday, Combined Youths beat Strike Eagles by 51 runs. Combined youth reached 96 for 4 in their 12 overs. Frankie Farrell led the way with 30, while Ricky Hoyle scored 23. Glenroy Wilson took 2 for 17 bowling for Strike Eagles who were dismissed for 45 in 10.3 overs. Geron Wyllie grabbed 4 for 13 while O’Neil Endeavour picked up 3 for 11 bowling for Combined Youths.
Sunday’s other encounter between Carl Joseph Law Chambers ASCO and Bequia Cricket Association was called off without a ball being bowled.