November 8, 2013
Victors One looking to repeat… Team Rivals seeking triple titles

Defending champions of the National Lotteries Authority Neil Williams Twenty/20 Cricket Competition Victors One are looking to repeat that feat, while Team Rivals crave the thought of bagging all three national titles.{{more}}

The two heavyweights of local cricket will first of all have to get over their semi-final opponents on Saturday at the Park Hill Playing Field. Team Rivals, which have already won both the National Lotteries Premier Division and the inaugural Super-40 competition, will come up against the giant killers Triumph United Cricket Club from 10 a.m. and later that day Victors One battle with LIME Radcliffe from 2 p.m.

The final is set for Sunday from 1:30 p.m. at the same venue.

The four made their way to this phase after coming away victors in the quarter-finals last weekend, but in varying fashions. Victors One marched past Guardian General Saints at Stubbs by four wickets. Saints scored 127 for 6 off 18 overs; Sunil Ambris made 63 and Roland Wright 24. Bowling for Victors One, Norlan Williams took 4 for 17.

Victors One replied with 128 for 6 off 17 overs. Alston Bobb led with 37 not out, Miles Bascombe had 26 and Donwell Hector 20.

At the Stubbs Playing Field, Team Rivals won by one run over Ishallz Byam’s Physical Therapy. Team Rivals only managed 98 for 5 off 14 overs; Harley Skeritt top scored with 36. Ishallz Byam’s Physical Therapy replied with 70 for 7 off 11 overs in a rain affected match. Akeem Shallow propped up the innings with 26.

Casmond Walters had figures of 2 for 5, Olanzo Jackson 2 for 8 and Deighton Butler 2 for 22, as Team Rivals got off by the skin of their teeth.

Meanwhile, surprise package, Triumph United Cricket Club won by 56 runs over Carl Joseph Chambers ASCO at Park Hill. Triumph United Cricket Club scored 145 for 7 off 20 overs; Rohan Ash made 31 and Vangel Small 30. Bowling for ASCO, Desron Maloney grabbed 3 for 34 and Darius Martin 2 for 11. But ASCO’s batting succumbed for 89. Renrick Williams and Kelshun Dasilva both hit 23.

They were undone by the bowling of Vangel Small – 3 for 4, Rangel Small – 3 for 26, Travis Cumberbatch – 2 for 5 and Nigel Small – 2 for 23, who bowled their team to the semi-finals. And, at Park Hill, LIME Radcliffe won by seven wickets on a faster scoring rate against Police Two, when the rain stopped play.

Police Two compiled 141 for 5 in 20 overs, led by Salvan Browne with 47, and Mcleon Williams 32. LIME Radcliffe was 97 for 3 in 11.2 overs, when the rain intervened. Drumo Toney had scored 20. Former Saints player Romario Bibby took 2 for 20, bowling for Police Two.