Cricket Tournament Picking Up Speed

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Published: February 16, 2017 1:02 pm AST
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As the BVI Cricket Association/Flow Superfast LTE 20/20 League continued on February 11, a huge crowd was richly entertained by not one, but two massive games.

The first game saw new comers to the league, RTW C.C., defeating team Grenada.

Grenada took the bat first in the game, but were unable to settle, resulting in them losing regular wickets and stumbled their way to a below par score of 181, all out in just the 18th over.

To get that total, Gary Pierre-Prince had to use all his skills and experience in compiling 58 from 40 balls with 9 boundaries and 3 maximums.

The next highest scorer was Irwin Lewis, who smashed his way to 27 later on from just 10 balls, with 3 boundaries and 2 sixes.

There were 2 wickets each for Joel Williams and Orlando France, whilst Colin Ollivierre finished with 3 for 21.

In reply, Austin McDowall had an unbeaten 66, reaching the ropes 6 times and clearing them a further 6 times. He got great support from Williams (36) and then with Roy Caines, who joined his captain and stayed to the end with 20 not out.

Trent Belfon did his best to stave of defeat with 2 for 36, but the rest of the bowling unit will need to have a rethink and come back strong in the remaining games.

The second game of the day was an exciting one, as Under the Tree chased down an improbable target set by the Vikings of 241, to send shock waves around the ground.

At the half way point, the Vikings were well set for the second win of the season, having posted a massive score to silence the crowd, who were very much in the Under the Tree camp, but what happened next soon had them back on their feet.

First Emerald Prince (32) and Sessie Ellis (29) set the tone with a 44 run partnership inside the first 6 overs and then Rudolph Davis took centre stage, blazing his way to an even 100 from just 40 balls and a blitz that included 7 fours and 11 sixes.

He was out with just 16, but with Shem Ellis still at the crease, the victory was assured.

Ellis finished unbeaten on 36 and only Vaden Walker could claim a respectable performance with the ball as his 4 overs cost just 19 including 1 wicket.

Earlier Sam Malpass batted well for 50, Decco Khemraj hit an explosive 36 later on, Davis got his match winning performance off to a good start with 2 wickets and Ellis picked off 3.

This coming Sunday, even more exciting games will be played, as first up at 10:00 am, the Island Stars take on Virgin Gorda Spartans and then the Vincy will face the Royal Knights at 2:00 pm.
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