BOSVG All Stars vault Biabou Softball’s top prize
December 17, 2013
BOSVG All Stars vault Biabou Softball’s top prize

Bank of SVG All Stars, last Sunday at the Biabou Playing Field, vaulted the Biabou Twenty/20 Softball Cricket trophy for safe keeping until 2014, with a comfortable win over Smashers of Lauders by 27 runs in the final.{{more}}

All Stars, on the back of 56 by Osneth Cato, which included eight sixes; Kenny Stapleton – 30 and Nyron Da Souza – 23, and 24 extras, posted 167 for 6 from their 20 overs.

Bowling for Smashers of Lauders, Linton Peters grabbed 3 for 38 and Glenford Woodley 2 for 43.

Smashers only got their momentum going when number 10 batsman Kenneth Richards blasted 54 not out, which included eight sixes, but it was too little too late, as they were restricted to 140 for 9 from their 20 overs.

All Stars’ bowling was led by Andrew Little, who snared 3 for 40; Rolando Wright had 2 for 9 and Earl Pope 2 for 12.

Osneth Cato, for his belligerent knock, pouched the Player of the Final award. All Stars got to the final by surpassing Combined Sixers in Saturday’s semi-final, but in somewhat controversial circumstances.

All Stars scored 106 for 5 from their 20 overs; Kenny Stapleton scored 30 and Newbornne Joseph, 27.

Mc Kie Grant picked up 2 for 12 and Marvin Small 2 for 20.

Combined Sixers were 80 for 9, when the match ended prematurely .

Reports are that the Combined Sixers players were dissatisfied with an umpire’s decision, and proceeded on to the field of play, causing the umpires to pull the stumps and award the match to Bank of SVG All Stars.

At that point, Gidron Pope was 22 not out.

Bowling for All Stars, Rolando Wright snared 3 for 5 and Glenroy Dasent, 3 for 24.

For their efforts during the competition, All Stars pocketed $1,200 and Smashers $800.

Gairy Construction Simple Boys’ Stein Joseph scored the most runs,160, and hit the most sixes in the competition, 23.

Ricardo Thomas of Street Fighters struck the most sixes in an innings, 12, and was the lone century maker and the first to do so in the competition’s three-year history.

Courtney Mc Dowald of Combined Sixers with 11 wickets was the highest wicket taker.

Shafeek Theobalds of Better Brand Distributors Supreme Stars hit the first fifty in the competition.

The 2013 edition was the competition’s third. All Stars join previous winners Clinchers, who won in 2011 and Ravers, in 2012. (RT)