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Rivals looking to double up


Rivals are looking to do the double when the final is held in the inaugural Super-40 Cricket Competition, put on by the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association.{{more}}

Rivals’ opponent in the final will be Guardian Life Saints, as both were triumphant last Saturday and Sunday, respectively, at the Park Hill Playing Field.

Rivals, the 2013 National Lotteries Authority Premier Division champion, conquered RSVG Police One by 69 runs. Inserted by Police One, Rivals posted 192 all out from 32.2 overs. Darren Greaves made 55, Harley Skeritt 28, and Lindon James 27. Rivals’ innings was also aided by 28 extras.

Bowling for Police One, Danson Andrews took 4 for 23; Vertil Davis had 3 for 43 and Sylvan Spencer 2 for 43.

In their run chase, Police One was hindered by the bowling of Olanzo Jackson, who snared 3 for 29; Gidron Pope had 2 for 9 and Deighton Butler 2 for 23, as they were dismissed for 123.

Darren Greaves, for his 55, was adjudged Man of the Match.

But it was the weather and the Duckworth/Lewis system that guided Saints to the final over Victors One.

Saints, sent into bat, reached 156 for 4 from 31.2 overs, as rain effectively ended the innings.

Rommel Currency, 67 not out and Desron Maloney, 39 not out and 25 extras propped up the score.

On the Duckworth/ Lewis system, Victors One was asked to make 199 from 31, which was further revised to 184 from 25 overs.

Victors One, however, was shot out for 100 from 18.5 overs. Seon Sween 17 and Keron Cottoy 16 were the lead scorers.

Ray Charles 3 for 30, Rolando Wright 2 for 20 and Isaac Trimmingham 2 for 20, orchestrated Victors One’s demise.

Rommel Currency gained the Man of the Match award.

The final is set for this Sunday, also at the Park Hill Playing Field. But on Saturday, Police One and Victors One will meet in the third place play-off.

The newly built facility will be officially opened this Sunday. (RT)