All Saints, Jennings score big as cricket association season bowls off


The top teams in the Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) 10 Overs Tournament all came out on the winning end, as the competition bowled off at various venues across the country over the weekend.

All Saints and Jennings were the biggest winners, each taking victory by eight wickets on Sunday.

Playing in Zone 2, All Saints beat Empire by eight wickets. Winning the toss and opting to field, All Saints restricted Empire to 103 for 5 in their allotted 10 overs with Tyrone Williams top scoring with 28 runs while Mali Richards contributed 27.

Bowling for All Saints, Conroy Semple picked up two wickets for 27 runs in his two overs.

The victors then raced to 104 for 2 with four balls to spare. Kerry Mentore smashed 64 not out while Michael Dover top contributed with 22.

Meanwhile, Jennings quieted Bethesda when they met in Zone 1, winning also by eight wickets.

Winning the toss and opting to bat, Bethesda reached 114 for 4 with Deran Benta hitting a square 50 runs. Jaheem Africa dominated with the ball for Jennings, claiming two wickets for 17 runs in two overs.

When their turn at the crease arrived, Jennings reached 115 for two in 9.4 overs. Tyson Mickle led the way with an unbeaten 66.

Also in Zone 1, Liberta Blackhawks defeated Pigotts by six wickets.

Batting first, Pigotts posted 85 for five in their 10 overs with Derrick Mourillan hitting a top score of 32. Kadeem Phillip dominated the bowling for the victors, claiming three wickets for 12 runs in two overs.

Liberta, in reply, posted 87 for four in nine overs with Avier Christian hitting 21. Demari Benta bagged two wickets for six runs bowling for Pigotts.

In the other Zone 2 match up, Empire made light work of Combine Schools to win by 55 runs.

Batting first, Empire posted 104 for five in their 10 overs. Cleyton Payne top scored with 38 runs and Melvin Charles made 26 not out. Jedidiah Martin topped bowling for Combine Schools, claiming 1 wicket for 14 runs in two overs.

When their turn at the crease arrived, Schools could only reach 49 for 4 in their 10 overs with Kadeem Henry striking 22. Kenrick Scott picked up two wickets for 10 runs in two overs bowling for the victors.


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