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Golden Eagles, Empire Nation and Jennings enjoy perfect weekend in Super 40 cricket

By Neto Baptiste

CUB Bethesda Golden Eagles, Anderson Carty Empire Nation and Jennings cricket teams, all capped a perfect weekend with victories in the Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) Super 40 Competition on Sunday.

Bethesda, still unbeaten after eight matches, made light work of Rising Sun Spartans to win by 73 runs at Rising Sun.

Asked to bat by their hosts, Bethesda posted 165 for nine in their allotted 40 overs. J Joseph led his team’s charge with the bat, top-scoring with 44 runs from 66 deliveries. He was assisted by Essan Warner who made 38. Bowling for the home team, Isiah Bruney snatched three wickets for 24 runs in eight overs. C Martin and M Charles each had two wickets also for Spartans.

When their turn at the crease arrived, Spartans were all out for 92 in just 19.4 overs, staying at the crease for only an hour and 36 minutes. Keif Baltimore top-scored with 27. Warner did the damage with the ball, picking up four wickets for just 26 runs in six overs. H Tonge assisted with two wickets for nine runs.

Meanwhile, Anderson Carty Empire Nation followed up Saturday’s 73 runs victory over PIC Liberta Blackhawks with a 169 runs triumph over Massy United Insurance Combined Schools.

Winning the toss and opting to bat at the King George V Ground, Empire raced to 289 for eight in their 40 overs with 68 from Shane Burton and 55 from Kenrick Scott. Damian Lowenfield added 32 to the effort. E Pollard, M Greaves and M Harillal each had two wickets for the visitors.

Schools fell short in their chase, getting to 120 all out in 35.2 overs. J Norde and Greaves had knocks of 25 and 23 runs respectively. Lowenfield was brutal with the ball, claiming five wickets for 12 runs in eight overs. Justin Athanaze also got in on the action with three wickets for four runs in 4.2 overs.

Also, on Sunday, Jennings enjoyed a comfortable seven-wicket win over Pigotts Crushers in Pigotts.

Opting to bat, Crushers were restricted to 140 all out in 31.2 overs with 54 from Elroy Francis Jr. J Martin picked up three wickets for 31 runs in 5.2 overs. Orlando Peters, Glen Williams and O Joseph all had two wickets.

Jennings then made light work of the chase reaching 141 for three in 28.1 overs. Cameron Miller and Paul Miller each had 41 runs.

There was victory as well for PIC Liberta Blackhawks as they beat Bolans Blasters by six wickets. Bolans: 203 all out with Taiem Tonge (37) and Gavin Williams (32). J Massiah (3/21). Blackhawks: 205 for four with Karima Gore (79 not out), Amahl Nathaniel (48).

In the other match, All Saints Pythons defeated New Winthorpes Lions by 123 runs. Pythons: 270 for three; M Haynes-Dover (85), J Andrew (79) and Larry Joseph (62). Lions: 147 all out; Shavon Moore (53).

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