Thomas Scores Big As Bethesda Crush Pigotts

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Former West Indies and current national wicketkeeper batsman, Devon Thomas
 was in immaculate form over the weekend, slamming a massive 301 as he led Caribbean Union Bank (CUB) Bethesda Golden Eagles to a comfortable innings and 248 runs victory over Pigotts Crushers in the Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) Two Day Tournament.
Playing in Bethesda, the home team racked up an impressive 500 all out from 70.5 overs. Thomas was assisted by Winston Noble who made 105. Pigotts in their first innings, reached 137 before they were all out in 52 overs. Demari Benta top scored with 57.
Bowling for Bethesda, Emanuel Lawrence grabbed three wickets for 29 runs and Jamaul Fernandez picked up three wickets for 23 runs.
Leading by 363 runs, Bethesda asked Pigotts to bat a second time, removing them for 115 in 37 overs to claim the impressive victory. Lawrence was once again, magnificent with the ball, walking away with figures of three for 45.
Meanwhile, defending champions PIC Liberta Blackhawks enjoyed a five-wicket victory over Burton’s Laundry All Saints Pythons when they met in Liberta.
Batting first, All Saints made 112 all out with Kenny Sutton hitting 55. Blackhawks, in their first innings reply, raced to 199 all out with Karima Gore top scoring with 58.  Timmo Thomas was best with the ball for All Saints, claiming three wickets for 46 runs while Kerry Mentore took three for 59.
In their second innings, All Saints were all out for 143, led by Michael Dover who hit 74. Rahkeem Cornwall was best with the ball for Liberta, claiming five wickets for 10 runs.
Batting for a second time, Liberta reached their target at 57 for five. Kadeem Josiah was superb with the ball, snatching five wickets for just three runs.
In another interesting match-up, Combined Schools defeated Jennings by 286 runs in Jennings.
In the other match over the weekend, Empire and New Winthorpes played to a draw.

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