Ventour and Boydby Michael Bascombe

ST ANDREW’S, November 15, 2015 – There were impressive wins for St Andrew’s teams in the National Lottery Authority (NLA) sponsored Grenada Cricket Association (GCA) Twenty20 Tournament on the weekend.

MSO Exodus, Beauregard United and Munich Invaders, along with Junior Murray Youth were victorious in the latest round of the national T20 tournament.

Munich Invaders defeated Rising Star by 10 wickets in the second match of a double-header at Progress Park, St Andrew on Sunday.

Rising Stars won the toss and decided to bat and made 90 for nine off 20 overs with Dillion David hitting 29. Cliton Walcott took four for 22 and there were two wickets each for Delon George (2-9) and Earim Lendore (2-12).

It took Munich Invaders just 8.2 overs to reach 95 without loss and openers Carlson Charles and Nickozi St Hillaire unbeaten on 47 and 31 respectively.

In the first match, Norman Ventour scored an unbeaten 66 to lead Beauregard to a 70-run victory over NEWLO. Ventour laced six fours and four sixes off 41 balls and Kent Beggs (48) and Robin Enoe (39) in Beauregard’s total of 206 for four off 20 overs. Tarick Jones took two for 17, as the best bowler for NEWLO.

In reply, NEWLO were bowled out for 136 in 19.4 overs with Telon Felix finishing with figures of four for 23 and Denzil Matthew taking two for 25 in Beauregard bowling attack.

Eric Felix made 37 and Anslem John and Kevon Noel added 18 each for NEWLO.

On Saturday, it took the final ball of the match to determine the winner between MSO Exodus and Prison.

Batting first, Exodus made 175 for nine with Leroy Alexander making 42 and Ronald Ettienne adding 26. Abdulla Abel took two for 20, bowling for Prison.

In reply, Fabian Marrast and Glendon Lessey were attacking Exodus’ bowlers with Marrast hitting seven fours and four sixes off 23 balls for 61 and Lessey added a quickfire 51 off 34 balls which included five sixes.

But with seven runs needed off the final ball tailender Kimron Beggs was stumped by wicketkeeper Marvin Noel off the bowling of Gerard Douglas for nought and a six-run victory for MSO Exodus.

Earlier, Junior Murray Youth defeated Hermitage by 42 runs.

National player Ryan John made 39, Samuel Charles 26 and Chard Charles 22 in their total of 161 for seven. Kem Charles took four for 36, bowling for Hermitage.

An unbeaten 44 from Glenwyn Pascal and Yardon Charles (29) were not enough for Hermitage, who reached 119 for eight.

John took three for 19, Chard Charles two for 13 and Javel St Paul two for 26, bowling for Junior Murray

Robert Hopkin

Robert Hopkin

Youth.

The tournament continues on Saturday with Police playing Union Sports Club and Flashbackers against NEWIM Upsetters. On Sunday, Junior Murray Youth will play Pearls Progressive and Revenge playing Idlers Sports Club in the second match.

Meanwhile, veteran cricketer and community organiser Robert Hopkin won the first Daily Pick Three Bowl-Off on Saturday. Hopkin hit the stump on his first attempt and received EC$300.

Every match day three spectators will be selected to participate in the Daily Pick 3 Bowl Off where one can win a minimum of $100. If there is no winner the prize rolls over to the next match day.  The prize for the Daily Pick 3 Bowl-Off for Saturday’s match is $200.

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