gca-t20by Michael Bascombe

ST GEORGE’S, November 28, 2016 – Craven United, Police and Prisons were winners in the Grenada Cricket Association (GCA) Twenty20 Tournament on the weekend.

However, rain affected the first match at the National Stadium on Saturday and abandoned the second at Progress Park on Sunday.

Craven United defeated Northern St Mark’s by seven wickets, Police beat Junior Murray Youth by two runs and Prisons won by default over Pressure Pumpers.

The match between Upsetters and Munich Invaders didn’t play because of rain.

Northern St Mark’s won the toss and decided to bat in a 15-over reduced match against Craven United. Despite an unbeaten 63 from Alvin Felix, which included nine boundaries, Craven reached 119 for three. Chris Alexander who made 17 featured in a 78 first-wicket partnership with Felix.

There was a wicket each for Ronald Ettienne, Nyron Belfon and Michael Fraser.

Craven found no problems in reaching 120 for three with John Olive scoring 58 not out and Ettienne adding 39 in a second-wicket partnership which yielded 79 runs.

Neon Noel, Kellon Noel and Jackson Phillip took a wicket each for Northern St Mark’s.

In the other match, buoyed by solid scores from Anil Paul (32), Lindon Lawrence (31), Kenroy Peters (27), Josh Noel (26) and Reynald Charles 25 not out, Police reached 173 for six in 20 overs.

Jade Stewart took two for 21 and Miguel Smith, Javel St Paul, Otis Samuel and Chard Charles grabbed a wicket apiece for Junior Murray Youth.

Charles returned with the bat for a useful 54 and 28 runs each from Kelton Cato and Keishon Mitchell gave Junior Murray Youth a chance of overhauling the target. But wickets were falling and they eventually reached 171 for eight at the end of 20 overs.

Heron Campbell took two for 27 and Laurie Williams two for 48, bowling for Police.

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