September 21, 2007

Victors one and Police two battle in 20/20 Final

The battle for the title of 2007 National Lotteries Authority Neil Williams 20/20 cricket competition will be contested this Saturday from 2:00 pm at the Stubbs Playing Field.{{more}}

In one corner are defending champions Victors One, and in the other, 2006 league winner Police Two.

Last weekend, the two emerged from the quarter finals and successfully won their semi final encounters to set up their final berth.

On Saturday, Victors One crossed out Victors Two by 24 runs. Victors One scored 101 off 19.3 overs. Javed Harry, 3 for 10, and Atticus Browne, 3 for 11, and Timothy Warner, 3 for 28, gave the elder members of the fraternity much to worry about. But they could not follow their bowling performance with the bat, and collapsed to 77 all out. Extras was the main contributor with 28, as Lauron Francois snared 3 for 10, and assisted by four run outs, Victors One marched into the semi final.

In a nail biting finish in the semi final, Victors One beat ECGC Radcliffe by one wicket, winning with two balls to spare. Radcliffe’s 112 for 8 off their 20 overs saw Drumo Toney topscoring with 44, and Hezron Lawrence, 21. Keiron Cottoy bagged 2 for 13 and three run outs, aided Victors One’s cause. Donwell Hector’s 34 proved vital, as Victors One crossed the line at 113 for 9. Lawrence, 3 for 11, Toney, 3 for 26 and Daniel Mc Millan, 2 for 22, did not stop Victors’ triumph.

Victors One challenger, Police Two, first overcame Police One, then took care of Spartans.

Police One totalled 89 off 18 overs. Maxian Richardson made 32. Kenroy Martin, 2 for 14, and Vaughn Browne, 2 for 19, restricted Police One’s batting. O’neil Thomas, 32, was Police Two top scorer, as they romped to 92 for 5 in 13 overs.

It was an even easier victory against Spartans in their semi final meeting. The law officers struck 130 off 19.2 overs. Oneil Baptiste, with his power hitting of 5 fours and 5 sixes, led their attack with his 64. Kishawn George, 3 for 14, and Dawnley Joseph, 3 for 34, and Nixon Mc Lean, 2 for 14, shared the bowling honours for Spartans, who faltered at 78. Elmore Alexander was Police’s top bowler, with 5 for 23.

Joey Welcome hit 25 not out in a losing effort.

Spartans had set up their semi final play after an exciting finish versus their quarter final opponents Rivals. Batting first, Rivals made 126 for 7 off 20 overs. Harley Skerritt, 29, and Nicholas Baptiste, 27 , were the main contributors with the bat. The pacey Dawnley Grant had 2 for 26. Spartans reached 127 for 5, with just two balls to spare. A belligerent innings of 55 not out by Kissinger Mc Lean dotted by 5 sixes and 2 fours was the catalyst for Spartans’ narrow victory.

The other quarter final match brought together Radcliffe and North Leeward. Scores: North Leeward 97 all out off 18.5 overs, Radcliffe 99 for 5 off 14.3 overs. Lynden James made 39 not out and Toney 20 not out.(RT)