Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – CJ MSDA Jules Anthony Nothern Stars squeezed into the final while Vee Jay’s Roof Top and Bar North Windward snapped up the last available semi-final spot when the SVGCA Inc. National Lotteries 50 overs First Division took center stage yesterday, as the national cricket competitions continued.
The defending SVGCA Inc. National Lotteries Authority 50 overs First Division champions, CJ MSDA Jules Anthony Nothern Stars, stayed well on course for a successful defense of their title when they edged Police One at the line by 21 runs in their semi-final game played at the Cumberland Playing field on Sunday 2nd August.
Playing in front of some appreciative home support and what can be considered the icing on the cake on a weekend where they also launched the Jules Anthony North Leeward Cricket club, CJ MSDA Jules Anthony Northern Stars fought their way up to 169 all out in 41.5, after being 108 for 8. Jade Matthews batting at number 10 topped scored with 29 while Akiel Mason made 27. Gerald Gould had figures of 10 overs 5 for 39 while Elmore Alexander took 3 for 20 from his allotted 10 overs, bowling for Police One.
Set to score just under 3.5 runs an over for the win, Police One stumbled from 117 for 4 to be dismissed for 148 in 36.2 overs. Anthonio Sutherland was their mainstay with 52. Jide John 4 for 28, Jade Matthews 3 for 25 and Dorson Cottle 2 for 22 combined forces with the ball to push CJ MSDA Jules Anthony Northern Stars into their second consecutive 50 overs final.
At the Park Hill playing field, Vee Jay’s Roof Top and Bar North Windward crushed Corea’s Distribution Belfongo by 157 runs, and in so doing moved to the Semi-final where they will meet Keegan’s Bequia 11. Vee Jay’s Roof Top and Bar North Windward smashed their way to 304 off 47 overs. Gareth Wilson stroked his way to 118 while Denson Hoyte added 86, as Vee Jay’s Roof Top and Bar North Windward recovered from 4 for 51.
Vernnardo primus 3 for 65 and Travis Cumberbatch 3 for 68 were the most successful bowlers for Corea’s Distribution Belfongo, who in reply, never got out of first gear. Corea’s Distribution Belfongo were at one stage 20 for 4 from which they never recovered, and were eventually dismissed for 147 in 24.2 overs. Bill Edwards 40 and Elton Williams 39 were their principal scorers. Denson Hoyte came back with the ball for Vee Jay’s Roof Top and Bar North Windward taking 3 for 28 that broke the back of Corea’s Distribution Belfongo’s top order.
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