November 19, 2013
P’tani, Sion Hill chase down Masters Cricket title

St Vincent Co-operative Bank P’tani and Sion Hill will attempt to land their first lien on the SVG Masters Cricket title this weekend.{{more}}

But first, the two must get rid of former champions RSVG Police and LOG Enterprise Kingstown, whose aim is to make it three in a row. The semi-finals are set for this Saturday, when P’tani take on RSVG Police and Sion Hill meets Kingstown.

The semi-finalists were determined last weekend with the staging of the quarter-finals. On Saturday, at the Sion Hill Playing Field, the home team got past Computec Belfongo on a faster scoring rate, after the match was declared a tie.

Sion Hill batted first and made 127 for 8 from their 20 overs; Ronald Medford got 36 and Colbert Mc Donald- 24. Bowling for Belfongo, Daniel Mc Millan took 3 for 35.

Belfongo responded identically with 127 for 8 also from their 20 overs; Peter Campbell made 41, Arrington Burgin- 24 and Cleus Robertson – 23. Bill Edwards was the pick of the Sion Hill bowlers, with 3 for 13 and Augustine Victory had 3 for 22.

The comparative score after 10 overs was Sion Hill – 65 and Belfongo – 58.

Also on Saturday at the Stubbs Playing Field, RSVG Police stopped Stanley Browne’s Stubbs by six wickets. Stubbs made 121 for 8 from their 20 overs. Leading the way was Dawnley Joseph with 59 and Oneil Thomas – 29. Bowling for the lawmen, Elgin Richards took 2 for 9 and Elvis Browne – 2 for 31.

RSVG police replied with 124 for 4 off 17.5 overs; Trevor Bailey was 50 not out and Gosnel Cupid – 28. Dawnley Joseph followed his batting with 2 for 24 with the ball, but in a losing cause.

On Sunday at the Sion Hill Playing Field, P’tani ousted North Leeward by 36 runs. P’tani posted 153 for 6 from their 20 overs; Cassius Welcome scored 50, Westmore Campbell- 39 not out and Orlando Medford – 24.

In response, North Leeward were dismissed for 117 in 19 overs, with Lennox Douglas making 59. The main wicket takers for P’tani were Walford Ambris – 2 for 4, Ray Richards – 2 for 18 and Adolphus Campbell- 2 for 20.

And at Stubbs, Kingstown outlasted Arnos Vale by 37 runs. Joseph Carrington hit 30 and Ancil Hooper – 27, in Kingstown’s total of 138 for 8 from the maximum 20 overs.

In their turn at the crease, Arnos Vale were strangled for 101 for 9 from their allotted 20 overs.

Ted Roberts led the way with 29, as Hollis John pocketed 4 for 28 and Joseph Medford – 2 for 17.

The winners of Saturday’s semi finals meet on Sunday from 1p.m. at the Arnos Vale One Playing Field. (RT)