Dredgers beat Hatton Starz in high-scoring contest
By Neto Baptiste
Dredgers proved their batting prowess when they successfully chased a target of 187 to beat Hatton Starz by two wickets in a high-scoring showing when the two teams clashed in the Caribbean Alliance Insurance 30-overs Men’s Softball Cricket Competition on Sunday.
Batting first, Hatton Starz had a top score of 34 coming from Keithly Greene while Oliver Joseph Rohan Jacobs and Glenn Horseford had 27, 28 and 21 runs respectively. Swango Mark bagged two wickets for 39 runs bowling for the victors.
When their turn at the crease arrived, Dredgers made their way to 191 for eight with their top knock coming from Deon Bascus who had 55 runs while Walter Carr added 32. There were other mentionable knocks coming from Andrew George who made 24 and Aaron Challenger who had 20 runs. Bowling for Starz, Jeff Lawrence bagged two for 38 and Alva Joseph had two for 34.
Meanwhile in a contrasting low-scoring affair, Lion Hill wiped out Joe Mikes my 10 wickets in what was a seemingly one-sided affair. Joe Mikes were bundled out for 28 while Kennedy Tonge snatching five wickets for 14 runs and Wayne Constant taking two for five. Lion Hill then easily amassed 31 for no wickets with Jevon “Boon” Howell top-scoring with 19 not out.
In another low-scoring encounter, Sisserou defeated Pacer Power Pac by nine wickets. Power Pac were restricted to just 49 for nine in their allotted 30 overs with their only score of note coming from Doonauth Arjune who made 26. Isaiah Viville and Nalo Eusebe had five for 20 and four for 18 bowing for the victors.
Sisserou, in reply, got to 51 for one with Errol Persaud and Rudy Matthew getting 19 and 22 not out respectively.
Also, FDICIC Strictly Business lost to Nickal Pond Potters by four wickets in their contest. Strictly Business made 125 all out before Potters raced to 126 for six. Ira Looby top-scored for Potters with 35 points while Dave Marajah added 33 runs also for Potters.
Rounding off play in the men’s division, All Stars and Heritage Sports Cracker Jacks played to a draw when they clashed on Sunday as well. Both teams made 76 all out.