Rain resets Greiggs  Softball Cricket final to this Saturday
December 3, 2013
Rain resets Greiggs Softball Cricket final to this Saturday

Everything was in place for last Sunday’s final of the Hairoun Beer/ Premium Distributors/ Sea Operations Nar Fren Dem Twenty/20 Softball Cricket Competition, but consistent light showers forced organisers to reschedule to this Saturday.{{more}}

Set to rumble from 2 p.m. at the Greiggs Playing Field are defending champions CGM Novice and Owia Young Strikers.

The latter, though, will have to make do without two of the better players — Desron Maloney and Casmond Walters, who will be away with the St Vincent and the Grenadines senior cricket team in the Windward Islands Twenty/20 competition in Grenada.

Both finalists advanced with comfortable wins over the foes in last Saturday’s semi-finals.

In a clash of the Owians, Young Strikers overcame Owia Shotters by five wickets.

Owia Shotters were dismissed for 96 in 19.3 overs, with Umar Lavia hitting 24 and Shem Laborde 23.

Bowling for Young Strikers, Rolando Wright got 4 for 14.

In response, Young Strikers reached 102 for 5 in 15.1 overs, led by Desron Maloney and Osneth Cato, who both struck 32.

Troy Harry picked up 2 for 11, bowling for Owia Shotters.

And, Novice left Sea Operations Nar Fren Dem One to play for third place, downing them by 28 runs.

Kimani Thomas – 38, Rohan Dowers – 35 and Renrick Williams – 30, were the principal scorers in Novice’s total of 139 for 9 from their 20 overs. Damron Prince picked up 3 for 6, bowling for Nar Fren Dem.

Chasing 136, and another crack at the championship, Nar Fren Dem stalled at 111 all out in 19.4 overs; Cean Phillips hit 35.

Ensuring Novice’s march into the final were Kimani Thomas who bossed for 33 and Trevor Bute with 3 for 20.

But Nar Fren Dem secured the third place before the rains set in on Sunday.

Nar Fren Dem posted 161 for 6 from their maximum 20 overs, thanks to the batting of Mark Durrant, who scored 37 and Cean Phillips and Damian Price who both contributed 20.

Stanley Lavia secured 2 for 13 for Owia Shotters, but their response of 72 for 9 from their 20 overs, gave Nar Fren Dem the third place by 89 runs.

Damian Prince, 3 for 7, Kenton Woods, 2 for 11 and Kenford Collins, 2 for 15, took the bulk the wickets for Nar Fren Dem.

Like the arrangements last Sunday, the trophy table and cash prizes will once again be put in place, as they await their owners.(RT)