The main silverwares and the big money prizes in the 2016 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Co-operative Credit Union Clinchers T20 softball tournament could well end up in the north of the country following the outcome of the quarter-final matches last weekend.
In those matches, Owia Young Strikers and Sion Hill Tallawahs advanced to the semi-finals with comfortable victories over their opponents on Saturday at the Richland Park Oval.
In the first match of the tournament so far, Owia Young Strikers sent defending champions Gairy Construction Simple Boyz packing with a comprehensive 70-run win.
Batting first after winning the toss, Owia Young Strikers, who remain the only unbeaten team in the tournament to date, reached 149/6 off their 20 overs with Denson Hoyte getting 40 with 5 sixes and 2 fours, Daverson Lavia 35 with 4 sixes and 1 four and Oznette Cato 30 also with 4 sixes and a solitary boundary.
Keneil Skinner took 2/24 and Stein Joseph 2/28 bowling for Gairy Construction Simple Boyz.
Set a challenging 150 for victory, Gairy Construction Simple Boyz, who looked shaky in the 2016 tournament, were dismissed for 79 in 18.2 overs and made their exit from the tournament.
In the other quarterfinal encounter, Sion Hill Tallawahs easily disposed of former champions, CGM Gallagher Novice with a 7-wicket win and claimed a berth in the semi-finals.
CGM Gallagher Novice batting first struggled their way to 84 in 18.4 overs to which Sion Hill Tallawahs replied with 85/3 in 14 overs with Shamic Roberts being unbeaten on 29.
The semifinals will see Nice Radio Clinchers taking on Sion Hill Tallawahs while Country meet town Outah Trouble will meet Owia Young Strikers.
Outa Trouble won the inaugural tournament in 2012 while Gairy Construction Simple Boyz were winners in 2013 and 2015 with CGM Gallagher Novice taking the top position in 2014.