By Neto Baptiste
Bryson’s Shipping & Insurance Bullets, on Sunday, cruised into the finals of the Rackaman Construction Myron “Percy” Phillip 20/20 League being hosted by the Antigua and Barbuda Softball Cricket Association (ABSCA) when they hammered AUA Cool & Smooth PMS by 118 runs.
Batting first, Bullets posted 190 for seven in 20 overs with efforts from Deran Benta (34), Morrison Browne (33), Bernel Peterson (33) and Wilston Charles (32).
Bowling for PMS, Jason Degees bagged two wickets for 38 runs, Kenny Benjamin snatched two for 44 and Bertram Miller claimed two for 53.
When their turn at the crease arrived, PMS could only reach 72 before they were out in 15.4 overs. Degees top scored with 34 in the losing effort with George Weekes adding 19 to the total.
Benta led Bullets’ charge with the ball as he snatched three wickets for 14 runs while there were two wickets each for Richie Thomas and Kimani George.
In the other semifinal contest, Wadadli Events Services Old Road beat Rackaman Construction Strictly Business by 22 runs.
Batting first, Old Road made 142 all out in 19.1 overs with 51 from Hezekiah Weston. Kerry Mentore and Winston Roberts each had three wickets for the opponents.
In their chase, Strictly Business reached 120 for six before their allotted 20 overs expired. There were gallant efforts from Charles James and Mentore who made 42 and 33 in the losing effort.
There was semifinal action in the Rackaman Construction sponsored Sharon Joseph 20/20 League as well, with Sagicor Life Enforcers and Female Flyers advancing to the final.
In their semifinal showdown, Enforcers defeated Bryson’s Shipping & Insurance Bullets by 10 wickets.
Bullets raised 83 for five from their 20 overs with Lana Thomas hitting a top score of 32. Kimberly Anthony was the pick of the bowlers for the losing team, snatching three for 14 from three overs.
Enforcers then made light of the chase, reaching 84 without loss in just 8.2 overs. Gaynell O’Garro and Sacha Michael were both not-out on 40 and 33 runs respectively.
In the other semifinal contest, Female Flyers defeated Foster Jonas, Fabtech Machine Shop, Harley’s Maintenance Potters Uprising by 76 runs.
Both finals will be contested on 14 July in Swetes with Bullets facing Old Road at 10:00 a.m., while Enforcers play Female Flyers at 2:00 p.m.