Newtown continues to fly high
League leaders Newtown continued their winning ways as they made the Len Harris Cricket Academy (LHCA) their latest victim with a 29 run victory in the Keith Arthurton Windsor Nagico T20 cricket league on Sunday October 16 at the Conaree Sporting Complex.
After winning the toss and choosing to bat, Newtown had a shaky start to their innings losing three early wickets and were restricted to 32-3.
With their team needing a lift the experience of Elsroy Powell proved to be what the doctor ordered as he tore into the LHCA bowlers who failed to find and answer to his counter attacking style of batting as he powered his way to an unbeaten 85 and carried his side to a commanding 192-7 in their 20 overs.
He was supported by Jason Saddler and Calvin Williams who got 22 and 18 respectively.
Bowling for LHCA saw brothers Jerrilious and Jerrickson Louis share five wickets with the former nabbing two and the latter collecting three.
In response LHCA gave a good account of themselves after losing Jerrilious in the first over of their reply. A 105 run partnership between Captain Terrance Warde and Darren Hobson had the LHCA on course for a successful run chase. Warde was the chief run scorer in the partnership as he regularly found and cleared the boundary on his way to a half-century.
When LHCA lost Hobson for 29 momentum swung towards the Newtown team who soon after lost four quick wickets including Warde for 75. In the end they were able to only muster 163-8 in their 20 overs.
Powell returned with the ball to continue to torment the LHCA, picking up 2 wickets ending the partnership between Warde and Hobson.
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In the second game on Sunday Empire Cricket Club of Nevis steamed rolled over Haynes Smith Cricket Club on their way to a nine wicket victory.
After electing to bat first, Haynes Smith was scuttled out for a mere 80 runs as their innings failed to gather any momentum.
Wasim Mentos led the bowling attack with three wickets for 20 runs to set up an easy run chase for his side.
Mentos was again in the spotlight with the bat as he blast an unbeaten 63 to set up a nine wicket victory, reaching their target in 7.2 overs.
On Saturday Government Road Pennyless All Stars also completed a comfortable victory over defending champions Sandy Point with an 83 run victory.
The All Stars team won the toss and chose to take first knock and on the back of a half century from opener Jamie Cornelius powered their way to a imposing 181-5 off 20 overs.
Cornelius’ innings featured seven boundaries as he laid a solid platform for his team. The experienced Tonito Willet also chipped in with 30 while Saeed Williams and Akito Willet both scored 22.
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For Sandy Point Elvin Berridge collected three wickets for 24 runs.
In response, the defending champions collapsed for a mere 98 with Greg Stanley top scoring with 28 in a poor batting performance from his team.