Outa Trouble joyous in Greiggs cricket competition
Country Meet Town Outa Trouble left the Greiggs Central Playing Field last Sunday as champion of the 2018 men’s of the Hairoun Beer/ FLOW/ Sea Operations Nar Fren Dem Greiggs 20/20 softball cricket competition.
A commanding 70-run win over Israel Bruce Smashers Inc., handed Outa Trouble their first taste on the competition’s title.
Outa Trouble had put themselves in a good position, after scoring 177 for 8 from their 20 overs.
Leading the way were Richie Richards, who made 40 and Kadier Nedd, who contributed 37.
Renrick Peters was the pick of Smashers’ bowling, snaring 4 for 32 and Anthony John had 2 for 25.
Smashers were always playing catch-up, as they lost wickets at regular intervals, before folding at 107 from 14.3 overs.
The topscorer was Zeron Harry, who made 40. Bowling for Outa Trouble, Deroy Straugh took 3 for 24 and Davian Barnum, 2 for 21.
Outa Trouble reached last Sunday’s final, beating Bank of SVG All Stars on Saturday.
Outa Trouble posted 207 for 9 from their 20 overs. Kadier Nedd contributed 56.
Bowling for All Stars, Glenroy Dascent took 3 for 27, and Dwayne Williams, 3 for 56.
All Stars were hemmed in at 144 for 8 from their 20 overs, with Asquith Mapp scoring 51.
Richie Richards took 2 for 11 and Kenron Williams, 2 for 34, as Outa Trouble won by 63 runs.
And, All Stars suffered a second loss on the weekend, defeated by former champions Owia Young Strikers in the third place play-off.
All Stars made 66, to which Owia Young Strikers replied with 67 for 2.
For winning the title, Outa Trouble pocketed $2,500 and a trophy and a year’s hold of the challenge trophy. Smashers collected $1,500 and a trophy, and Owia Young Strikers, $1,000 and a trophy.
Twenty-one teams participated in the men’s 20/20.