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Aussies after the hat-trick

Aussies after the hat-trick

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Defending champions of the Bequia T/20 cricket competition, Knights Trading Aussies will be looking to complete the hat-trick of titles, when they face off with arch rivals Admirality Transport Company Youth Combine on Sunday, from 1 p.m. at the Clive Tannis Playing Field in Bequia.{{more}}

Aussies got a crack at their fourth title and their fifth straight year in the finals, when they eeked out a seven-run win over Canouan in last Saturday’s second semi-final.

The usually potent batting of the Aussies did not fire on the day, as they were dismissed for 150 in 19.5 overs. Julian Edwards with 29 and Dean Browne 28, were the main scorers.

Bowling for Canouan, Collin Williams picked up 3 for 37.

Canouan’s batting, however, wilted under the bowling of the Browne’s clan, led by Dean Browne who took 2 for 14, Shem Browne 2 for 27 and Braxie Browne 2 for 32, as they fell for 143.

Kazim Haywood cracked 79 and Zeno Mack 28, but their efforts were not matched by the other batsmen.

But for Youth Combine, it was an easier route to the championship match, when they engaged RBTT Carib Stars on August 1, in the first semi-final.

Batting first, Youth Combine scored 202 for 8 from their 20 overs. Jenry Ollivierre led the way with 77, while O’ Neil Thomas and Chelson Stowe contributed 36 runs each.

Shirlan Pompey captured 2 for 19 and Joe-Floyd John grabbed 2 for 47 for Carib Stars.

In reply, Carib Stars were dismissed for 171 off 18.4 overs. Dan Williams top scored with 45 and Osborne Lavia made 32.

McNeil Morgan captured 3 for 20, while O’ Neil Thomas took 2 for 27 and Jenson Ollivierre claimed 2 for 33, bowling for Youth Combine.

Aussies and Youth Combine shared the title in 2008, with Youth Combine going it all alone in 2009. Aussies reclaimed the title in 2010 and repeated it last year.

Prior to this Sunday’s final, the third place play-off between Canouan and Carib Stars is slated for the same venue, from 10 a.m. (RT)

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