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Teams make haste in TBPBO softball Cricket


Teams took advantage of whatever play was possible last weekend at the Dauphine Playing Field, in the National Lotteries Authority Top Belair Progressive Organisation Twenty/20 Softball Cricket competition.{{more}}

Among those which made haste while the sun shone were Smashers, EZ Woods Toppers and Bank of SVG All Stars.

Smashers won by a faster scoring rate over RSVG Police. Batting first, Smashers had posted 159 for 9 from their 20 overs. Bowling for Police, Collin Stay took 2 for 15, Malcolm Jack 2 for 21 and Salvan Browne had 2 for 34. In response, the lawmen were 56 for 6 in 13 overs, when bad light stopped play. St Clair Dick had taken 3 for 9.

At the decisive 10-over mark, Smashers were 72 for 4, while Police were 55 for 4.

Toppers though, on Sunday recorded a seven-wicket triumph over Nar Fren Dem.

Damron Prince was the standout batsman with 38, as Nar Fren Dem made 83 for 9 in 20 overs, batting first.

Toppers’ bowling was led by Sheldon Nanton, who took 3 for 23, Miles Bascombe, 2 for 11, and Carlton Baptiste, 2 for 21.

Toppers responded with 88 for 3 in 12 overs; Sheldon Da Souza hit 38 and Miles Bascombe 28. Bowling for Nar Fren Dem, Keno Matthews took 2 for 20.

And, Bank of SVG All Stars earned a comfortable 53-run triumph over Mc Lil Saints.

Bank of SVG All Stars batted first and rushed to 97 for 4 in 10 overs, as the match was shortened. Asquith Mapp and Glenroy Dasent hit 43 and 27, respectively. Bowling for the Saints, Kezron Ashton took 2 for 5.

Lil Saints, though, were dismissed for 46 in 9.3 overs, undone by the bowling of Cedric Thomas, who grabbed 3 for 1, Glenroy Dasent 2, for 0, and Brenton Arrindell, 2 for 1.

The other scheduled match on Sunday, between Winter Boys and Premium Boys, was rained out, with Winter Boys at 22 for 3 in 5.2 overs.(RT)