Sion Hill Tallawahs get first taste of Greiggs softball glory
Sion Hill Tallawahs ensured that the Hairoun Brewery/ FLOW/Sea Operations Nar Fren Dem 20/20 Softball Cricket title resides north of the Dry River for another year.
This feat was achieved last Sunday at the Greiggs Central Playing Field, when Sion Hill Tallawahs beat Bruce Law Chambers Smashers Inc by two wickets, in a final that ebbed and flowed.
Smashers chose to bat after winning the toss, but were shackled by the bowling of Alex Roberts, who took 3 for 15 and Kerwin Williams, 2 for 13. Delarno Woodley top scored with 23.
Sion Hill Tallawahs, too, encountered problems, and were 7 for 3, before twin brothers Erwin and Kerwin Williams put on a fourth-wicket stand of 64. Kerwin stroked 44 and Erwin,17.
Another lower order slide occurred as Sion Hill Tallawahs were 74 for 7, then 87 for 8, before the remaining 18 runs were collected for no further loss and to the joy of their many supporters who had travelled to savour the moment.
Sion Hill Tallawahs picked up where last yearâs champions Owia Strikers missed out this year.
Owia Strikers also hail from north of the Dry River.
Country Meet Town Outa Trouble Family took the third place, with a comfortable 62-runs triumph over Street Fighters.
Outa Trouble Family posted 161 for 5 from their 20 overs; Westrick Straugh led with 66, not out and Saski Weekes contributed 47, not out.
Kevon James had 2 for 11 and Recaldo Thomas 2 for 23, bowling for Street Fighters, whose response was 99 all out from 19.1 overs.
Antonio Barkerâs 25 was the top score, as Kenron Williams snared 4 for 23 and Jerando Jardine, 3 for 20.
For winning the 2017 title, Sion Hill Tallawahs pocketed $2,500, along with a trophy and drinks, compliments the Hairoun Brewery, while Smashers earned a trophy and $1,500 and Outa Trouble Family, $1,000 and a trophy.