Pigotts Crush Bethesda, Blackhawks Keep Soaring

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Pigotts Crushers rebounded from their opening loss to the Liberta Blackhawks in the Antigua & Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) Two Day tournament over the weekend, winning convincingly over Bethesda Golden Eagles by an innings and 54 runs in Pigotts.
Winning the toss and opting to field, Crushers restricted Golden Eagles to a paltry 41 all out from just 20 overs with Dalis Thomas and Vincent Shadrach doing the damage with the ball, claiming five wickets for 14 runs and five wickets for 27 runs respectively.
Crushers, in their first innings reply, amassed 243 all out with 15-year-old Damari Benta hitting a century (100) in only his first appearance as an opening batsman. Steven Fane chipped in with 34 runs for Crushers.
Deran Benta was the only bowler of note for Bethesda as he bagged four wickets for 41 runs.
In their second innings, Bethesda reached 148 all out in 43.3 overs. Desir Stange top scored with 40 while Keif Baltimore contributed 28 to the total.
Damari, following his performance with the bat in the first innings, contributed with the ball to claim five wickets for 26 runs to ensure Crushers’ maiden first class victory.
Also over the weekend, defending champions Blackhawks made it two in a row as they defeated New Winthorpes by 199 runs.
Sent in to bat, Blackhawks amassed 285 for seven declared with knocks of 87 from Cleton Payne, 71 from Kadeem Phillip and 69 from Kofie James.
New Winthorpes, in their first innings reply, reached 123 all out in 45.4 overs with their best effort coming from Keshaan Daawud who made 29.
In their second time at the crease, Blackhawks added another 73 runs to set New Winthorpes a target of 235 for victory.
New Winthorpes were bowled out for 136 in 46.5 overs, handing Blackhawks their massive victory.
In other matches played over the weekend, Empire defeated Jennings by 10 wickets while Combined Schools had the better of Rising Suns Spartans by 105 runs and All Saints defeated Bolans after leaving the visitors with 145 runs to win.

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