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Owia Young Strikers stop Outa Trouble from softball repeat

Owia Young Strikers stop Outa Trouble from softball repeat

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Owia Young Strikers laid hands on the St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Co-operative Credit Union’s 20/20 Softball Cricket competition for the first time last Sunday, thus denying Country Meet Town Outa Trouble One retention of the title.

It took a faster scoring rate for Owia Young Strikers’ triumph, as rain had most of the say in the final, played in front an appreciative crowd at the Richland Park Oval.

Owia Young Strikers made 91, with Daverson Lavia making 24 not out and Hyron Shallow, 21.

Outa Trouble One was 38 for 8 from 16.5 overs, when rain halted play, leaving the outfield soggy.

Bowling for Owia Young Strikers, Rolando Wright snapped up 3 for 7 and Randall Munroe had 3 for 10.

Before reaching Sunday’s final, Owia Young Strikers had to sideline two-times winner of the competition Gairy’s Construction Simple Boyz, on Saturday.

Owia Young Strikers posted 125. Osnet Cato led with 27 and Marcus Hackshaw made 20.

Bowling for Simple Boyz, Travis Cumberbatch snared 3 for 10 and Edwin Payne, 2 for 45.

But the potent Simple Boyz batting did not spark enough, and fell for 98. Stein Joseph slammed a top score of 40.

Both Daverson Lavia and Randell Munroe had bowling figures of 3 for 11 and Rolando Wright, 2 for 7, as Owia Young Strikers won by 27 runs.

Prior to Sunday’s final, Street Fighters handed Simple Boyz another blow, beating them by two wickets in the play-off for the third and fourth places.

Street Fighters erased Simple Boyz’ total of 121 for 5, making 122 for 8. Ricardo Thomas struck 41.

Owia Young Strikers pocketed $2,000, Outa Trouble, $1,500 and Street Fighters, $1,000.

Owia Young Strikers are also the reigning champions of the St Vincent Brewery/Sea Operations Nar Fren Dem Greiggs competition.

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