Liberta Blackhawks made light work of Bethesda Golden Eagles to open an eight-point gap at the top of the standings and cement their place in the semifinals of the State Insurance Corporation Super40 cricket competition heading into the final round of matches this weekend.
Playing at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground on Wednesday, Javy Benjamin who is the son of ex-West Indies fast bowler Kenneth Benjamin, damaged Bethesda with the ball, claiming four wickets for just 11 runs to bowl out the Golden Eagles for a paltry 58 runs in 20.5 overs.
The Blackhawks then cruised to 59 without loss with Kofi James hitting 29.
The latest victory carried Blackhawks to 29 points from eight matches, while Bolans are in the number two position with 21 points. Golden Eagles and All Saints Pythons are third and fourth with 20 points each while Empire, Rising Sun and Pigotts Crushers all have 16 points.
New Winthorpes (12 points), Combined Schools (eight points) and Jennings (0 points) round off the standings.
The competition continues Saturday when Blackhawks host Rising Sun in Liberta, Bethesda host Bolans and All Saints travel to Pigotts to take on Crushers.
Also on Saturday, Jennings host Combined Schools and Empire host New Winthorpes.