Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – February 6, 2017 – Four Super Six spots are now decided as the 2017 National Lotteries Authority Neil Williams 20/20 SVG Cricket Association’s Cricket competition continued last weekend. Defending champions Flow Radcliffe, Team Rivals, Providence Electronic Solutions North Leeward and Guardian General Saints have all secured their places in the next round.
Guardian General Saints who went into the penultimate weekend of preliminary games already with a spot in the Super Six, confirmed their position at the top of Group C with a 103 runs win over Bequia Cricket Association on Sunday 5th February at Arnos Vale Two. Saints stroked their way to 212 for 6 in their quota of 20 overs. Seon Sween 37, Rickford Walker and Kenroy Peters 32 each and Vincent Cupid 30 all got amongst the runs. Jenry Ollivierre 2 for 20 was Bequia’s best bowler. The Grenadines team were then dismissed on the final ball of their 20 overs allotment for 109. Jenry Ollivierre returned with the bat to score 31. Kelon Davis 4 for 23 was the most outstanding Saints bowler.
Providence Electronic Solutions North Leeward also moved into the Super Six round from Group C with a 119 runs win over Belfongo on Sunday at the Arnos Vale playing field. North Leeward amassed 206 for 6 behind a 3rd wicket stand of 142 between Ronique Laborde 89 and Shamon Hooper 62. Travis Cumberbatch took 2 for 44 for Belfongo, who could only manage 87 all out in 16.2 overs, in their reply. Kentish Phillips scored 20. Winston Samuel 3 for 11, Kemrick Westfield 2 for 18 and Allison Samuel 2 for 20 got amongst the wickets for North Leeward.
Defending champions Flow Radcliffe eased into the Super Six round from Group A, with their four consecutive win, defeating Victors One by 9 wickets also on Sunday 5th, at the Arnos Vale one playing Field. Victors One totaled 169 for 4 in the 19 overs encounter. Donwell Hector 50, Miles Bascombe 48 and Alston Bobb 32 not out, led the way with the bat for the Victors One unit. In reply, West Indies under 19 opener, Gidron Pope, dominated with a 61 ball 118, that was decorated with twelve sixes and three boundaries. Pope has recently returned to cricket after being out of the game for 5 months with a broken arm, which he sustained in a vehicular accident. He shared the highest first wicket partnership for the season, 164 runs, with Romano Pierre who got 25 not out, to guide his team to 173 for 1 in 17.4 overs.
The next Super Six Spot from Group A will go to either Victors One or Combined Youths, who both have one more preliminary round match to play. In their match up against each other on Saturday February 4th at Sion Hill, Victors One came away winners by 59 runs. Miles Bascombe led the Victors team scoring 72, while Donwell Hector added 33, to propel their team to 187 for 4 in 20 overs. In reply Combined Youths were restricted to 128 for 6 when their allotment of overs ran out. Jeremy Joseph was left not out on 26. Alston Bobb had bowled well for Victors One, taking 3 wickets for 12 runs in 4 overs.
Combined Youths however kept their outside chances of a Super Six spot alive, with a four wicket win over Owia Stars last Sunday at Sion Hill. Owia Stars were dismissed for 115 in 19.3 overs, with Omar Lavia getting 33. Oneil Endeavour bowled well to take 3 for 15 for the Combined Youths, who in reply reached 118 for 6, also in 19.3 overs. Sammy Peters with 23 not out was the top scorer.
In Group B, Smashers moved to 12 points and will await the result of the February 11th clash between Team Rivals and Police Two, to know if they have done enough to move into the Super Six playoffs. Smashers forth win in the preliminary round came by way of a 6 wickets victory over RW Sporting World SVG Community College. The RW Sporting World team were dismissed for 95 in 19 overs. Anthony Charles snatched 4 for 9 including a hattrick and Edson Williams 3 for 12, also complements a hattrick. Smashers replied with 95 for 4 in 12.1 overs. Raymond Rouse and Ozico Williams were not out on 21 and 27 respectively. Rayshorn John had his second of two four wickets halls for the weekend, in this game, for the RW Sporting World SVG Community College, taking 4 for 17.
The RW Sporting World SVG Community College had however defeated Radcliffe Too by seven wickets on Saturday last, at the Arnos Vale 2 playing field, in another Group B encounter. Radcliffe Too were dismissed for 104 in 12.1 overs. Antoneil Browne top scored with 28. Rayshorn John grabbed 4 for 15 bowling for the RW Sporting World SVG Community College, who took the exact number of overs, 12.1, to reach 106 and lost three wickets in the process. Anfernee Joseph 32 and Jaheel Walters 27 got amongst the runs for the College unit. Phillip Baptiste took 2 for 38 for the Radcliffe Too team.
Attention will now be focused on which two teams of Team Rivals, Smashers and Police, will move into the Super Six round from Group B. This all hinge on the last preliminary game, between Team Rivals ( who would need to lose by a magnitude never before seen in the history of 20/20 Cricket in St.Vincent and the Grenadines) and Police Two.
In other games played on the weekend, in Group C, The French Verandah SVG Community College went under to Carl Joseph Law Chambers ASCO by 17 runs on Saturday at Arnos Vale Two. ASCO totaled 177 for 9 in 20 overs. Kelshun DaSilva 35 and Roger Gibson 30 led the way with the bat for ASCO. Jeremy Layne was the French Verandah SVG Community College’s best bowler, taking 3 for 38. The French Verandah sponsored unit then replied with 160 for 9 in their 20 overs. Rayon Williams hit 56. Deron Greaves 3 for 19 and Kenson Danzel 3 for 32 bowled well for ASCO.
The French Verandah SVG Community College however won on Sunday when they had the better of Bequia Cricket Association, beating them by 114 runs. The College team managed 171 for 9 at their turn at the crease. Dion Bynoe struck 31 not out. Jenry Ollivierre 2 for 15 and Joseph Francis 2 for 30 were Bequia’s best bowlers. A visibly tired Bequia unit were then dismissed for 57 in 13.5 overs. Jeremy Haywood 4 for 17, Ronaldo Franklyn 2 for 12 and Rayon Williams 2 for 21, all got amongst the wickets for the French Verandah sponsored unit.
In Group A on Saturday, Owia Stars had the better for Triumph United by 6 wickets. Triumph United scored 132 for 7 in their 20 overs with Andrew Glasgow hitting 42. Owia Stars in reply reached 134 for 4 in 17.5 overs. Shem Browne 67 and Owen Lorraine 34 led the batting for Owia Stars. Kanaka Smith took 3 for 27 bowling for Triumph United.
The Preliminary round of the National 20/20 competition will end this weekend with three matches. On Saturday 11th February, Team Rivals will clash with Police Two at Arnos Vale Two, Flow Radcliffe meet Combined Youths at Sion Hill, while Strike Eagles play Victors One at the Arnos Vale playing field on Sunday, in games that will determine the remaining Super Six qualifiers. The super 6 will begin Sunday.
The National Women’s 40 overs Cricket competition also began on Saturday February 4th. Defending champions United Survivors had an easy 10 wickets win over J.G Tigress to open the defense of their title. J.G Tigress were shot out for 73 in 17.3 overs. Zavian Stephens top scored with 20. Sherma Wright 2 for 11, Samantha Lynch 2 for 13 and Kimone Homer 2 for 13, all bowled well for United Survivors. Lynch and Homer then returned with the bat to be left unbeaten on 40 and 17 respectively, as United Survivors reached their target in the 14th over without the loss of a wicket.
This Saturday February 11th, Northern Girls will come up against Garifuna Stars at London Playing field from 12:30pm