August 10, 2007
Novice sending signals

One former champion of the National Lotteries Authority 20/20 Top Belair Softball Cricket Competition, Novice, have sent early warning that regaining the title is on their agenda.

Novice were in an aggressive mood last weekend when they crushed Strugglers by 114 runs.{{more}} Novice totalled 185 for 5 in their 20 overs. Uroy Farrell topped their batting with 42, Marcus Hackshaw 34 and Trevor Bailey 22. Strugglers replied with 71 from 13.4 overs. Marlon Farrell 4 for 5, Brenton Bute 4 for 17 and Trevor Bute 2 for 7 ensured that Strugglers did not come close to the 185.

Also recording a victory on the weekend were Kingstown Hill. Fair Hall Falcons scored 76 all out in 13 overs. Kevin Hazell slammed 52, hitting 6 sixes and 2 fours to light up the Dauphine Playing Field. Kingstown Hill reached 76 for 6 in 13.2 overs. Kareem Peters topscored with 21. Donye Byron 3 for 10 was Fair Hall Falcons top bowler.

Likewise, Shot Callers beat Vipers with some ease. Vipers made 52 in 15.1 overs. Demris Daniel 4 for 7 and Kenton Da Souza 3 for 16 were the bowling heroes for Vipers. At their turn, Shot Callers responded with 57 for 3, with Sheldon Nanton making 31. Norlan Williams took 3 for 13 in a losing effort.

In 16.3 overs, Nex Level made 94. Simeon Payne 4 for 29 emerged the bowler with the best figures for Under Dogs, who replied with 69 for 9 off their 20 overs. Ronaldo Coombs 2 for 14 and Dodridge Small 2 for 12 were Nex Level’s top bowlers.

With two weekends of the 2007 edition gone, five matches are carded to be contested this Saturday and Sunday.

Survivors meet Cool Guys from 1:00 pm tomorrow, to be followed by the ASCO II versus Simple Boys II encounter from 3.

On Sunday from 9:30 am, Dr. Thomas Injectors are set to play Nar Fren Dem. From 12:30 pm, East Bank face Nice Radio Pine Hill Clinchers. The weekend’s feature match pits Ethiopia against Novice from 3. (RT)