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Hard Hitters add TBPO softball title to takings

Hard Hitters add TBPO softball title to takings
Hard Hitters- new TBPO softball champions

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Hard Hitters got their first lien on the 2020 National Lotteries Authority TBPO softball cricket competition last Sunday at the Dauphine Playing Field, with a 28-run win over Sunset Strikers.

Hard Hitters made 118/9 from their 20 overs; player of the final, Kerwin Williams hit 37 and his twin brother – Erwin Williams 20.

Bowling for Sunset Strikers: Jabarri Cunningham had 2/ 7, Travis Cumberbatch and Danroy Hazel, each took 2/15.
Sunset Strikers’ reply was 90 all out in 19.1 overs; Stein Joseph 23.

Trevin Baptiste 3 / 6, Anthonio Barber 3/ 31 and Erwin Williams 2/9, bowling for Hard Hitters.

The two got the final, following semi-final wins on Saturday.

First up, Hard Hitters overcame Nice Radio Clinchers by 16 runs, in a match reduced to 15 overs because of a late start.

Hard Hitters made 89/ 6 in 15 overs; Kerwin Williams 39 not out. For Clinchers, Donaldson Harry scalped 2/3.

Clinchers- 73 all out from 14.2 overs.

Bowling for Hard Hitters, Anthonio Barber snared 3/ 17 and Erwin Williams 2/3.

Then Sunset Strikers ousted last year’s winners – Country Meet Town Out Ah Trouble by 10 runs.

Stein Joseph – 31 and Travis Cumberbatch – 28, saw Sunset Strikers posting 108/8 from their 20 overs.

Davian Barniam 2/ 13, Sunil James 2/ 19, Alwayne Quashie 2 / 32 and Richie Richards 2/ 37, were the successful bowlers for Out Ah Trouble.

Out Ah Trouble’s response was 108 all out from 18.5 overs, despite Richie Richards’ 52.

Bowling for Sunset Srikers, Keneal Skinner had 4/ 32 and Andre Hunte 3/22.

Out Ah Trouble went on to take the third place, beating Clinchers by nine wickets.

Clinchers made 97 all out in 18.1 overs;Dill Clarke 30.

Kirton Lavia 3/17, Davian Barniam 3 /25 and Sunil James 2/ 11, bowling for Out Ah Trouble
Westrick Strough 45 and Kirton Lavia 36, helped Out Ah Trouble to 102/ 1 from 11 overs.

For winning the title, Hard Hitters received $3000, while Sunset Strikers got $1500. Third place Out Ah Trouble earned $1000 and Clinchers- $500.

It was Hard Hitters fifth title since the team was formed three years ago. Hard Hitters have previously champed the Owia, Lauders , Biabou and Richland Park titles.