September 26, 2014
Links bust Police in North Windward Tape Ball Cricket

A nervy finish between Cum Buss E Links and RSVG Police was the highlight of last weekend’s play in the Hairoun Beer Byam Physical Therapy Services North Windward Twenty/20 Tape Ball Cricket Competition.{{more}}

The competition venue – the London Playing Field, lit up on Sunday afternoon, as the last wicket pair of Malcolvin Jack and Bennett Creese had a 58-run partnership, which threatened to snatch a win for the law officers.

Reports say that both came together at 63 runs for 9, needing another 68 to cross the line, but fell 10 runs short, as Jack was prized out by Jurani Baptiste for 38 and Creese left not out on 12.

Batting first, Links posted a formidable total of 130 all out in 18.3 overs. Stafford Ballantyne top scored with 34.

Bowling for Police, Osrick James picked up 4 for 22.

It was Cum Buss E Links’ second straight win in as many matches, as they go to the top of Group D with six points.

Also on Sunday, Owia Young Strikers beat Orange Hill All Stars by 20 runs, in what was said to be another exciting encounter. Batting first, Owia Young Strikers registered 140 for 8 wickets in 15 overs, as rain also affected the start of that game. Davidson Lavia struck 72, to push his tally to 142 from two matches. Desroy Lavia contributed 26. Zadique Cato – 2 for 10 and Keroy Patrick, with 2 for 25, attempted to stop the flow of runs from Lavia’s bat.

Orange Hill’s response ended at 120 all out. Shamoll Cato was their lead batsman, as he hit 38.

Conroy Edwards grabbed 3 for 31, to send Owia also with perfect wins in their two games. But on Saturday, Level Side defeated West Side in a rain affected game.

Level Side posted a challenging 173 for 8 wickets, batting out their maximum 20 overs. Dilworth Thomas was the main contributor with 43; Okeiph Andrews made 32 and Antoniel Browne – 31.

Bowling for West Side, Shem Laborde had 3 for 27 and Michael May 3 for 36.

West Side finished at 79 for 3 wickets after 10 overs, when the rain came, with Hyron Shallow cracking 38 runs and Shem Laborde 23 not out.

The match was awarded to Level Side, as they were 53 runs after 6 overs, while West Side was 47.

Saturday’s other match resulted in Diamonites winning by default, as Rate Yuh Boy Challengers failed to reach on the scheduled game time, 12:30 p.m.

This weekend’s matches pit Combine Sixers against Owia from 12 noon on Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunset faces London.

On Sunday, from noon, Smashers and Young Warriors go head to head and, from 3 p.m., defending champions Team Hoytes play Penthouse. (RT)