Four huge wins in Advent softball league

There were considerable victories for Parham, Clare Hall, Bethesda and defending champions Seaglans in the PIC Adventist Softball Cricket League on Saturday night.

Playing at two separate venues, the event saw a huge turnout of spectators for the second installment of the competition.

Playing at Powell’s, Parham enjoyed a 29-run victory over New Maranatha in the night’s opening contest. Batting first, Parham posted one of the highest totals in the competition to date, when they raced to 102 for six in their allotted 10 overs. Jason Edwards top scored with 40 runs while Ashfield Weatherhead added 34.

New Maranatha, when their turn at the crease arrived, could only muster a reply of 73 for six before they ran out of overs to bat. E Mathurin had a top knock of 25, while Richard Dyer made 14.

In the feature match at Powell’s, Clare Hall defeated Freetown by 36 runs in a low-scoring contest. Clare Hall posted a total of 71 for 4 in their 10 overs after knocks of 29 and 16 coming form S Wilson and C Isadore respectively.

Jamal Fernandez had two for seven, while Stanley DeSilver bagged two for eight bowling for Freetown who, in turn, replied with the lowest total of the tournament to date; 35 for six. Although there were no outstanding performances with the bat for Freetown, E Frankingsworth and L Wilson bagged three for nine and two for nine respectively bowling for Clare Hall.

Meanwhile, playing at Dredgers, defending champions Seaglans defeated Old Road by six wickets when they clashed in what was expected to be a close contest.

The match-up failed to live up to expectations. However, Old Road who batted first were restricted to just 57 runs for two wickets in their 10 overs. The low score came despite creditable hits of 30 and 20 not out from Chesley Browne and Joseph Nicholas respectively. Vernon “Cactus” Spencer snagged two wickets for seven runs bowling for the champs.

Seaglans reached their target in 9.1 overs, making 58 for four with J Charles hitting 20 and Selvin Hobson making 15. M Browne picked up two wickets for six runs bowling for Old Road.

In the night’s final contest, Bethesda beat Boland by seven wickets. Bolans posted an opening total of 41 for six with Earl Waldron making 13, while Wilson Charles had two for seven bowling for the winners.

Bethesda, in reply, reached 42 for three in 7.2 overs with a top score of 13 coming from Alex James.