Today is the final of the 2021 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College Invitational Super 8s Ten10 Cricket competition, scheduled to be played at the Arnos Vale Two playing field, between the winners of yesterday’s scheduled semi-finals of South Windward versus BSS Warriors, at 2:30 p.m., which was to be followed by the Jules Anthony Future Legends versus DASGS clash.
Going into yesterday’s two semi-final clashes, South Windward, Jules Anthony Future Legends, and BSS Warriors had already claimed the remaining three semi-final places in the 2021 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College Invitational Super 8s Ten10 Cricket competition, when the preliminary rounds of matches ended on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at Arnos Vale Two playing field.
South Windward eased into the semi-finals as Group One winners, after recording a comfortable 53-run victory over the Division of Technical and Vocational Education.
South Windward were dismissed for 108 in 6.3 overs, after taking first knock on the Arnos Vale Two pitch. Zevron Bobb topscored with 30, while Tshakif Patterson picked up 3 for 40 with the ball for DTVE.
In reply, DTVE could only manage 55 all out in 9 overs. Patterson returned with the bat to hit 33.
The chief destroyer of the DTVE innings was Kyle Bobb, who bagged 4 for 18, bowling for South Windward.
Jules Anthony Future Legends condemned the Division of Technical and Vocational Education to their second defeat on the day and in so doing advanced to the semi-finals, which was scheduled for yesterday, Thursday, December 9, 2021, at the Arnos Vale Two playing field. It was the inning of 62 not out by Kalique Bowens that rescued the Legends from a tottering position of 34 for 5, to eventually post 94 for 6 in their 10 overs.
Marlon Williams, with 3 for 25, and Bradley Abraham, 2 for 17, did the early damage for DTVE.
In reply, DTVE were dismissed for 34 in 7 overs. Ozaid Edwards orchestrated their demise with returns of 4 for 11 in 2 overs.
In the third match-up of the day, BSS Warriors stormed into their maiden semi-finals with a pleasing 22-run win over the Jules Anthony Future Stars. The BSS Warriors posted a challenging 87 for 5 in their 10 overs, due to a third-wicket partnership of 62 between Kirk Hamlett, 38, and Eric Richardson, 20 not out.
Claudius Robertson (3 for 15), and a fiery spell by Kirtney Franklyn (2 for 25), were the best returns from the Stars bowlers. Franklyn bowled with pace, but his inability to maintain consistency in both line and length saw him being carted around and out of the ground by Hamlett and Richardson.
The Stars, however, were strangled in their reply, reaching only 40 from seven overs, and eventually finish on 65 for 4 when their overs ran out. Watson Seaton, with 1 for 8 from 3 overs and Jorden Charles, 1 for 10, from his 3 overs, bowled splendidly for the Warriors.