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Team Rivals march into Super-40 cricket final again

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Inaugural Super-40 Cricket champions Team Rivals have made it into the final of this year’s edition, where they will meet either LIME Radcliffe or iShallz Physical Therapy.{{more}}

The deciding semi-final is set for Saturday at the Park Hill Playing Field, which would be the same venue for Sunday’s final.

Team Rivals’ berth to the final came following an emphatic 115-run win over Guardian General Saints on Sunday at the Sion Hill Playing Field.

Rivals posted 183 for 9 off their 40 overs, with Casmond Walters making 40 and Asif Hooper 35.

Bowling for Saints, Desron Maloney snared 3 for 27 and Kenroy Peters 2 for 24.

Saints, in response, made 68 all out in 24.4 overs. Only Sunil Ambris, with 18, made any score of note, as Deighton Butler grabbed 4 for 22 and Casmond Walters 2 for 15.

In the play-off on Saturday at the Arnos Vale One Playing Field, LIME Radcliffe outdid Victors One by 35 runs.

Radcliffe amassed 248 for 5 from their quota of 40 overs; Lindon James made 78, Verbert King 48, Wesrick Strough 42 and Andrew Thomas 37.

Norlan Williams had 2 for 60, bowling for Victors One, whose innings closed at 231 all out in 37.4 overs

Alston Bobb hit 47 and Lauron Francois 43. Rodney Lawrence snared 4 for 33 and Lindon James 3 for 6.

Sunday’s final, which bowls off at 10 a.m., should see two West Indies international players being featured.

Second vice-president of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association Denis Byam said on Tuesday that Barbadian middle order batsman Kirk Edwards is a certainty, while the final details are being worked out to have either Grenadian Andre Fletcher or St Lucian Keddy Lesporis in.

When quizzed on the players’ team choice, he revealed that the captains will do so by drawing lots.

Byam also noted that the planned third place play has had to be shelved, which means that the prize monies of $1000 will be shared equally between Saints and the loser of the Radcliffe versus iShallz Physical Therapy encounter.

The winner of Sunday’s final pockets $4,000 and the runner-up $1,500.(RT)

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