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Cavaliers finishes runner-up in BCL T/20 final

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Vincentian outfit Cavaliers was forced to settle for the runner-up spot in the Brooklyn Cricket League (BCL) Twenty/20 final played Sunday at Marine Park C in Brooklyn, New York.{{more}}

Cavaliers were unable to chase down the target of 186 set by Panthers.

But Cavaliers’ eventual total of 102 in reply, reflected a revival, as they were at one point, 15 for 5.

Ezekiel Williams brought some respectability to the Cavaliers innings with 41 not out and Timothy Warner 30, as they fell short by 83 runs.

Bowling for Panthers, Ahmad Salman took 4 for 19 and Shabaz Najan 2 for 7.

Panthers batted first and made 185 in 20 overs. Abdul Guyyam hit 44; Salik Iqbal, 39; Salia Salman, 25; and Adil Bilal, 25.

Bowling for Cavaliers, Mike Providence had 2 for 27 and Chris Myers 2 for 35.

Cavaliers carried the hope for St Vincent and the Grenadines after the thoughts of an all-Vincy final were dashed on Saturday, as Middlesex failed to overcome Panthers in the last semi-final.

Panthers had posted 189 for 7 from their 20 overs. Salik Iqbal hit 110, which included 8 fours and 7 sixes.

Bowling for Middlesex, Andre Kirton had 2 for 21 and Adam Sanford, 2 for 40.

In reply, Middlesex reached 168 for 8 from their 20 overs. Jacob Emmanuel scored 59; Andre Kirton, 29; and Joseph Ledwridge, 23.

Bowling for Panthers, Nousherwan Adil had 3 for 22 and Asim Shahzad, 2 for 28, as Panthers won by 21 runs.

Following Sunday’s final, there was a brief presentation of trophies won in the T20 competition. President of the BCL John Wilson updated the teams on ongoing dialogue with the Parks Department about improving the conditions of the venue, mainly the regular cutting of the grass and improvement of the pitch.

Wilson said more teams could be added to next year’s competition.

This year, nine teams participated, with four of Vincentian origin.

Apart from Cavaliers and Middlesex, the two Vincentian outfits were Imperial and Queensbury. (RT)

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