George and James hit centuries to lead Strictly Business past Sisserou in T20 softball league

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Enforcers defeated Potters Uprising by four wickets in the women’s division.
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By Neto Baptiste

Kim George and Charles James each scored centuries as Strictly Business romped to an emphatic 180 runs victory over Sisserou in the Antigua and Barbuda Softball Cricket Association (ABSCA) men’s T20 competition on Sunday.

George hit nine fours and eight sixes on his way to 109, while James struck seven fours and six sixes on his way to 102 not out as they helped guide Strictly Business to a massive 258 for two in their 20 overs after winning the toss and opting to bat.

Alwyn Colbourne then bagged three for 17 in four overs and Winston Roberts snatched two for 32 in four overs as Sisserou was restricted to 78 all out. Karl Simon top-scored for Sisserou with 22 runs.

There was victory as well for Old Road who beat Bullets by 78 runs.

Winning the toss and opting to bat, Old Road posted 157 for eight in their allotment of 20 overs. Julian Joseph led the way with the bat with 44 while Peter Richards added 39 and Clarence Francis 31. Dorian Grant picked up three wickets for 20 runs in four overs.

Bullets then reached 79 before they were all out in 12.5 overs. Wilson Charles top-scored with 38. Peter Richards was the pick of the bowlers for Old Road, claiming five wickets for 16 runs in 3.5 overs.

Meanwhile, Buckleys 3J’s won by default over PMS after the latter walked off the field in protest of an umpiring decision.

PMS had won the toss and elected to bat, raising 129 all out in 20 overs with Walter Carr hitting 43. D’Andre Harris had four wickets for 14 runs in two overs while Gregson Merrick claimed three for 24 in four overs bowling for 3J’s.

In their chase, 3J’s were 120 for four in 15.2 overs when PMS left the field in protest. Ashfield Weatherhead was on 45 not out while Steve Martin was on 22 not out. Dequan Martin had contributed with 26.

There was victory as well for Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force Warriors as they beat Dredgers by six wickets.

In the women’s competition, Potters Uprising went under to Enforcers by four wickets despite a knock of 58 not out from veteran Nolia Hodge Elvin

Potters Uprising raised 105 for three in their 20 overs after winning the toss and opting to bat with Elvin getting help from Tawanna John who made 20. Kimberly Anthony claimed two wickets for 23 runs in four overs bowling for the victors.

Enforcers then got to 108 for six in 18 overs with Gaynell O’Garro leading the charge with 48. Joan Samuel chipped in with 23 runs. Deborah George snatched two wickets for 20 runs bowling for Uprising.

In the other women’s contest, Bullets beat Jennings Rockets by 41 runs. Bullets posted 153 for eight with Lana Thomas hitting 52 and Cheryl Williams adding 39. Shemique Benjamin bagged two for 22 bowling for the opponents.

Rockets were then restricted to 111 for six in their 20 overs with Chuntene George top-scoring with 25.

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