By E. Glenford Prescott ([email protected])
Oneil Endeavour fought a lone hand but could not stop his team, Combined Youths ,from going under to Northern Stars by 44 runs in their NLA T20 match at Arnos Vale last weekend.
SCORES: Northern Stars 179 in 20 overs, Combined Youths 133/9 in 20 overs.
Combined Youths upon winning the toss asked Northern Stars to take first knock in good conditions and they gleefully accepted the invitation.
Losing the early wicket of Joe Soleyn (11) with the total on 18, Northern Stars then shifted gears as Vidal Edwards (31) and Sharma Hooper dominated the bowling with a partnership of 90 for the second wicket.
It came to an end when Nickie Antoine collected his second wicket by having Edwards caught. Hooper and captain Elron Lewis (13) then saw the total to 129 before the former went. His dismissal saw 3 wickets going for 7 as the score read 136/5 and they were pushed back even further at 159/7. Hooper made 56 and struck 8 fours and 1 five as his team which had looked to be bearing down on 200 were dismissed for 179.
Nickie Antoine, who made the early breakthrough, finished with 3/35 and Kevin Samuel 3/10 at the end.
Combined Youths were in early trouble at 18/3 as the nippy Kimali Williams created problems with his pace and movement. The innings from that point, never settled and it was left to Endeavour to stage a one-man show that gave his team some respectability.
After taking 11 balls to get off the mark and taking a few blows to the body, Endeavour then launched his 12th ball over the long on boundary. And from then on, with eyes opened and confidence overflowing, he dispatched the bowling with ruthless efficiency even as wickets continued to tumble around him.
When the dust had settled he remained unconquered on 67 off 45 balls which included 8 fours and 4 sixes and his team 133/9. Williams finished with 3/15 from four overs and Jadiel Chance 3/15 from one over.
In other matches, Bequia Cricket Association defeated Victors Two by 7 wickets.
Victors Two 127 for 8 of 20 overs, Akeem Shallow 53, Adinol Richards 27, Jenry Olliverre 5 for 17 off 4 overs; Bequia Cricket Association made 128 for 2 off 10 overs, Cosmos Hackshaw 53, Olonzo Billingy 30.
The News Spartans defeated Bequia Cricket Association by 9 runs. The News Spartans 93 for 9 off 18.3 overs, Olonzo Billingy 3 for 29 off 4 overs; Bequia 84, Micah Joseph 3 for 4 off 3.4 overs. Guardian General Saints defeated Radcliffe Too by 6 wickets.
Radcliffe Too made 121 all out; Guardian General Saints 123 for 4 off 15 overs.
Police One defeated French Verandah SVG Community College.
French Verandah SVG Community College 43 for 7 off 20 overs; Dion Bynoe 59, Police One 144 for 5 off 16.3 overs, Sylvan Spencer 42.