Smashers, Bank of SVG Allstars and Fully Loaded Ballerz all recorded victories on another weekend of absorbing action when the SVG Police Co- operative Credit Union Clinchers 20/20 softball Tournament continued at the Richland Park Oval.
The other scheduled match between Smart Strikers and Owia Young Strikers on Saturday was rescheduled as per the request of one of the teams.
On Saturday, Smashers overcame stiff competition from Rate YO Boyz Challengers to register a five run victory.
Batting first after losing the toss, Smashers overcame a major collapse when they lost 4 wickets at the same total going from 31/3 to 31/7 to reach 98 in 12.2 overs.
Anthony John got 22 (2×6, 1×4) and Zeran Harry 21 (2×6, 1×4) as Joseph Stephens took 4/17.
Set 99 for victory, Rate YO Boyz Challengers mustered a good fight but ended just short being 93/7 when overs ran out. Desron Lavia 25 and Noel Samuel 21* led the batting.
Desron Lavia 25 and Noel Samuel 21* led the batting.
On Sunday, Bank of SVG Allstars defeated Budgmart Simple Touch by 74 runs.
Batting first after winning the toss. Bank of SVG Allstars got to 123/9 in their 20 overs with Glenroy Dasent 25 being the top scorer and Elvis John taking 4/27 for Budgmart Simple Touch.
Chasing 124 for victory, Budgmart Simple Touch were roughed up and dismissed for 53 in 12.5 with Dwaine Williams taking 5/16.
In the final match on Sunday, Fully Loaded Ballerz needed no extra clip in disposing of Gunners by 85 runs.
Winning the toss and batting first, fully Loaded Ballerz rushed to 143 in 19.3 overs with Alex Williams 38 (5×6, 1×4), Sunil Phillips 32 (4×6, 1×4) and Lasano Pompey 24 getting among the runs. Danny Allen 5/24 returned the best figures for Gunners.
Gunners, when asked to hit target of just over 7 runs an over, never came close to the mark and fell for 58 in 13.4 overs with Sunil Paul 4/10 and Ortis Hector 4/20 doing the damage.
Bank of SVG Allstars’ Dwaine Williams was named Player of the Weekend for taking 5/16 against Budgemart Simple Touch.