All Saints, Rising Sun get convincing Cool & Smooth T20 wins

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Rising Sun Spartans and All Saints got off to winning starts in the 2017 edition of the Cool & Smooth T20 Cricket Explosion on Sunday, comfortably defeating their opponents on the competition’s opening day at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.
Contesting the feature contest of a double-header, Spartans defeated New Winthropes by 89 runs.
Sent in to bat after New Winthropes won the toss and elected to field, Spartans punished their opponents for their decision, slamming 227 for four off their allotted 20 overs.
St. Kitts import, Sherwin Peters, slammed the first century of the tournament, reaching 100. Shadrach Descarte contributed with 35 runs while Geetesh Harillal was not out on 23 runs. Otis Thomas was the only bowler of note for New Winthropes, bagging two wickets for 40 runs from his four overs.
New Winthropes, in reply, reached 138 for five before their 20 overs expired. Leeward Islands batsman Jermaine Otto had a top knock of 56 while Thomas added 25 runs to the total.
Harillal and Descarte both had two wickets for Spartans.
One member of the Spartan’s management team, Wayne Hewlett, praised his players for getting it right on the tournament’s opening day.
“Having a situation of going through 100 runs in a T20 match without the fall of a wicket is what anybody related to any team would really be ecstatic about. They went out there and they played sure, they ran a lot of very important singles and kept on rotating the strike and they did what was required of them,” he said.
Meanwhile, in a game reduced to 15 overs owing to issues with the pitch, All Saints defeated Pigotts Crushers by six wickets in the day’s opening game.
Batting first, Crushers posted 93 for six in their 15 overs with a top knock of 33 coming from Rolston Phillip. Conroy Semple and Andra Samuel each had two wickets for All Saints. Semple picked up two for 29 in three overs while Samuel bagged two for three in one over.
In reply, All Saints reached 95 for four with Jaeel Clarke and Michael Dover being the major contributors to the total.
President of the All Saints Cricket Club, Justin Joseph, said his team is happy with the victory but they will be taking the tournament in stride.
“We’ll take one game at a time, do the basic things right. I think one of the features in our batting is the running between the wickets and as the players get deeper into the competition I believe they will be putting up some good performances. The bowling line up is pretty decent and so they can hold their own,” he said.
On Wednesday, Rising Sun will face defending champions Liberta Blackhawks at 4pm while All Saints face New Winthropes at 7pm.

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