ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Pigotts Crushers captured the Antigua & Barbuda Cricket Association’s (ABCA) Cool & Smooth T20 Championship on Saturday night.
Playing before several hundred spectators at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds, Crushers claimed the coveted title by coasting to a comfortable nine-wicket win over Caribbean Union Bank Bethesda in the final.
It was a final in which Pigotts dominated after winning the toss and asking the men from Bethesda to take first strike.
Bethesda lost wickets steadily throughout their stay at the crease and were eventually restricted to 117 for eight in their allotted 20 overs.
Led by man of the match, Jaison Peters, Pigotts then coasted to victory with two and a half overs to spare.
Veteran Everton “Say” Meade topscored for Pigotts by scoring 31 off 36 balls, which included three fours and a six.
Winston Noble smashed two sixes in his contribution of 20 off 28 balls, while Dean Williams captured two for 31 in his four overs.
Peters played shot to all parts of the stadium as he hammered an unbeaten 48 off 47 balls, which included six boundaries.
Former national left-handed opener Rolston “Trist” Phillip gave good support with a knock of 35 not out. Phillip faced 49 balls and struck five boundaries.
Peters, who is a national player for his native Montserrat as well as the senior Leeward Islands team, also captured the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament award.
Peters took home $1,000, a Galaxy S4 courtesy of sponsors LIME and a LCD flat screen television from sponsors Town House Mega Store for his efforts.
Pigotts also walked away with the championship top prize of $20,000. Bethesda took home $10,000 for finishing second, while Mahico claimed $5,000 for securing third place.