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Police seize another Softball Cricket bounty

Police seize another Softball Cricket bounty


RSVG Police claimed another Softball Cricket title when they dethroned defending champions of the ASCO T/20 Competition Simple Boys last Sunday afternoon in the Finals at the Dauphine Playing Field.{{more}}

The lawmen, first time entrants in the competition, batted first and made 104 for 9 from their 20 overs. Elmore Alexander hit 25 and Renrick Cato 23. Travis Cumberbatch picked up 3 for 26.

In reply, Simple Boys was all out for 96, but not without scaring the lawmen. Stein Joseph struck 32 and Travis Cumberbatch, who was the last man out, made 22, wooed by a partisan crowd, inched the defending champions closer to the target.

Bowling for RSVG Police, Osrick James captured 4 for 12, as his team won by 8 runs.

On Saturday, Police had beaten Sea Operations Nar Fren Dem by 43 runs to set up the meeting with Simple Boys.

Police made 142 for 5, with Trevor Bailey scoring 52, laced with seven sixes, and Gerald Gould struck 31.

Police then dismissed Nar Fren Dem for 99. Glenford Woodley made 66 not out, including nine sixes. Rolando Wright, 4 for 10, Malcolm Alexander, 2 for 13, and Elmore Alexander, 2 for 4.

In the third place play off contested earlier on Sunday, CGM Novice whipped Nar Fren Dem also by 43 runs. Novice posted 153 for 6. Roderick John made 47, Chris King, 36. Keyno Matthews took 3 for 6.

Nar Fren Dem was restricted to 110 for 9 from their 20 overs. Trevor Bute, 4 for 13, and Kimani Thomas, 2 for 22, led Novice’s bowling.

Police pocketed $1500 and trophy, with second place Simple Boys gaining $900 and a trophy and third place, Novice $500 and a trophy.

United Survivors won the Female Division for the ninth consecutive year, which earned them $1,000, second place Glen United pocketed $700 and third place ASCO Dynamics $400.

ASCO’s Claudette Questelles was the top wicket taker among the females with seven scalps, with David Baptiste doing so for Nar Fren Dem with his 14 wickets.

The most runs in the Male Division was scored by Roderick John of Novice, who tallied 213, with Juliana Nero of United Survivors, the highest scorer among the females with 212 runs. Nero was also voted the Most Outstanding female player, and Stein Joseph of Simple Boys, the MVP for the males. Joseph scored 153 runs and bagged eight wickets.

Bank of SVG, won the Best Dressed and Most Disciplined team awards. (RT)