By Neto Baptiste
Kerry Mentore scored a quick-fire 72 not out to upstage a brilliant 94 off 62 balls from Liberta Blackhawks’ Hayden Walsh Jr, as Rising Sun Spartans won their ACB Caribbean Parish League Sir Vivian Richards Thursday League clash on Thursday.
Walsh Jr slammed five sixes and 10 fours in his knock of 94 as the visiting Blackhawks raised 150 for eight in their allotted 20 overs after winning the toss and opting to bat. He had help from Avier Christian who posted 31 from 27 deliveries with two sixes and two fours.
Ozan Williams was the pick of the bowlers for Spartans, claiming four wickets for 14 runs from four overs, while there were two wickets each for Michael Harrilal who claimed two for 23, and Hughan Tonge who bagged two for 28.
Spartans, led by Mentore’s 72, which included seven sixes and three fours, then reached their target at 156 for six in 18.2 overs. Jewel Andrew chipped in with 25 while Melvin Charles made 20. There were two wickets each for Kadeem Phillip (2/18) and Walsh Jr (2/31).
There was victory for Pigotts Crushers as well, as they won by 73 runs over Police.
Batting first at home, Crushers posted 163 for seven in their 20 overs with Jermaine Otto falling just nine short of a half century at 41. Gavin Tonge contributed with 39 while Demari Benta added 33. Orandel Boston picked up two for 24 and James Cornelius bagged two for 32 bowling for the lawmen.
Police then fell short in their chase, reaching 90 for nine in their 20 overs. Malingo Bruney top-scored with 30. Jared Jno Baptiste was in a no-nonsense mood for Crushers, bagging four wickets for just 19 runs, while Vishal Gobin claimed two for 13.
Meanwhile, in the other match contested Thursday, Mahico defeated All Saints Pythons by 40 runs at Clare Hall.
Batting first, Mahico posted 124 for six in their 20 overs with Daren Dunnah hitting a top score of 34 while Kenrick Scott contributed with 24. Conroy Semple was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors with three wickets for 19 runs.
Pythons were then bowled out for just 84 runs with Michael Marcellin their chief run-getter with 21. J’Quan Athanaze did most of the damage with the ball for Mahico, claiming four wicket for 14 runs, while there were two wickets each for Zaveek Toppin and Kief Baltimore.