Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – February 26, 2017 – A new National Lotteries Authority Neil Williams National T20 champions will be crowned on Saturday 4th March, as Team Rivals and Victors One confirmed their places in the 2017 finals, when the Super Six round ended on the weekend of February 25th and 26th.
Both teams made no mistake in their fixtures on Saturday 25th, with wins that pushed them each to the finals.
Team Rivals had the better of Guardian General Saints by 66 runs on Saturday 25th at the Arnos Vale playing field. Team Rivals amassed another total over the 200 mark, 215 for 2 in their 20 overs. Casmond Walters was in blazing form, smashing a 56 ball 135 not out, that was punctuated by eleven sixes and as many fours. SVG National Under 19 batsman Dillon Douglas also added 43 not out. They both shared an unbeaten 3rd wicket stand of 182 runs. Guardian General Saints were then restricted to 149 for 7 in reply, when their overs ended. Terron Simon 25, Vincent Cupid 21 and Jerron John 20 were Saints main scorers. Walters returned with the ball to take 2 for 28 while Rasheed Federicks picked up 2 for 32 bowling for Team Rivals.
Victor One also secured their spot in next Saturday’s finals, after their win over Defending champions Flow Radcliffe at Arnos Vale Two by 89 runs. Victors One batted their way to 195 for 6 in their allotted 20 over. They were led by Miles Bascombe 56, Atticus Browne 47 and Donwell Hector 38. Flow Radcliffe stumbled in their reply and were bundled out for 106 in 15.3 overs. Romano Pierre 28 was the only batsman to put up any resistance. Alston Bobb 3 for 22, Ray Jordon and Shaquille Browne 2 for 17 respectively, and Kimson Dalzel 2 for 18, all combined to eliminate the defending champions.
Last Saturday’s third Super Six game at the Sion Hill playing field, saw Smashers winning by 36 runs against Providence Electronic Solutions North Leeward. Smashers totalled 212 for 4. Kirton Lavia smashed 87 from 46 balls while Rawdon Bentick and Kurtbert Springer added 46 and 33 respectively. Winston Samuel was North Leeward’s best bowler taking 2 for 53. North Leeward’s reply was promising, but they eventually fell short of their target, ending on 186 for 7 when their overs ran out. Micheal Joseph 38, Vidal Edwards 33, Arben Neverson 30 and Shamon Hooper 28, all got amongst the runs. Marvin Harry’s 2 for 19 were the best figures returned by a Smashers bowler.
On Sunday 26th February at the Sion Hill playing field, in what could be taken as a preview of next Saturday’s final, Victors One scolded Team Rivals by 9 wickets. Team Rivals could only manage 107 for 6 in 20 overs with Casmond Walters stroking 57. Norlan Williams and Alston Bobb 2 for 17 and 2 for 20 respectively did the most damage with the ball for Victors One. Victors One in reply then took 12.5 overs and lost one wicket on their way to 112. Christroy John 59 not out and Atticus Browne 30 led the way with the bat for Victors One.
At Arnos Vale Two on Sunday, Flow Radcliffe held off a strong challenge from Providence Electronic Solutions North Leeward to win by six runs. Flow Radcliffe scored 155 for 4 in 20 overs with Wayne Harper hitting 68 and Romano Pierre 63. Ronique Laborde pick up 2 for 14 for North Leeward who fell just short in their reply. North Leeward ended on 149 all out when their allotment expired. Shamon Hooper 34, Arben Neverson 26, Amansford Richards 25 and Allison Samuel 22, all contributed to the total. London James 3 for 9, Dyke Cato 2 for 31 and Gidron Pope 2 for 41 were Flow Radcliffe’s best bowlers.
Also last Sunday Guardian General Saints defeated Smashers by 58 runs at the Arnos Vale playing Field. Saints were led by a 78 from Rockford Walker and 43 not out by Romel Currency amassed 210 for 4 in their allotment of 19 overs. Smashers in reply were restricted to 152 for 4 in 19 overs. Kirton Lavia struck 75 while Kurtbert Springer added 36. Kamali Williams picked up 2 for 5 bowling for Saints.
The finals will be at Sion Hill playing field on Saturday 4th March 2017, and will commence at 2 p.m. in what is expected to be an exciting atmosphere.