By Cornelius Edwards
Attackers 1 retained the championship in the Dovers Electrical Services East Kingstown Sports Association Softball Cricket Competition at the weekend.
Attackers 1 achieved this after defeating Bank of SVG All Stars by 51 runs.
Batting first, Attackers reached 119 for 8 off their allotment of 20 overs.
Renwick Williams slammed 44. Desmond Bramble bagged 3 for 8 and Earl Pope 3 for 16 got amongst the wickets for Bank of SVG All Stars.
In reply, Bank of SVG All Stars was dismissed for 68 off 14.2 overs.
Earl Pope, putting an all round performance, slammed 37. Benson Hacksaw bagged 4 for 23. He was supported by Atneil Ash, 2 for 3, Ronald Medford, 2 for 17, and Cornelius Edwards 2 for 23.
Attackers 1 was also the only unbeaten team throughout the competition.
Renwick Williams was name Most Valuable Player of the finals. He made 44 runs and took two catches.
In the third place play off, General Hardware Supply Richmond Hill United got the better of Attackers 2 by the default route after Attackers 2 fail to show up for their scheduled game.
In Semi-final action, Attackers 1 beat General Hardware Supply Richmond Hill United by 54 runs.
Batting first, Attackers 1 reached 139 for 4 off their allotment of 20 overs. Desron Maloney top scored with 51. He was supported by Elrico Patterson, 23, and Kentish Phillips, 20.
Colin Lee grabbed 4 for 18, bowling for General Hardware Supply Richmond Hill United.
In reply, General Hardware Supply Richmond Hill United was dismissed for 85 off 17 overs.
Benson Hacksaw grabbed 4 for 18 and Travis Trimmingham, 2 for 6.
In the other Semi-final match, Bank of SVG All Stars got the better of Attackers 2 by 2 runs in a keenly contested match.
Batting first, Bank Of SVG All Stars were dismissed for 86 off their allotment of 20 overs.
Glenroy Dasant top scored with 20.
Kerwin Browne grabbed 4 for 12 and Raffie Williams, 3 for 17. In reply, Attackers 2 reached 84 for 7 off their allotment of 20 overs. Winston Bascombe slammed 31 not out. Earl Pope took 2 for 12.
The prize giving ceremony followed after, and teams and individual were rewarded with trophies and monetary awards.
There were also remarks by Minister of Sports, Cecil “Ces” Mc Kie, Parliamentary Representative for East Kingstown, Arnhim Eustace, and members of the East Kingstown Sports Association.
Top Run scorers
1st Kenny Stapleton – 163 – Bank Of SVG All Stars
2nd Stephen Straker – 137 – Dr. Thomas Injectors
3rd Elrico Patterson – 121 – Attackers 1
Top Wickets takers
1st Denson Hacksaw – 17- Attackers 1
2nd Andrew Little – 14 – Bank OF SVG All Stars
3rd Colin Lee – 13 – General Hardware Supply Richmond Hill United