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SCCA / NLA T20 Qualifying and Eliminator Round this Weekend

Image: (L-R) Fast bowler Jerimiah Charles about to bowl a delivery; SCCA Under 19 player going for the maximum; One of Zackary Edmund’s two wickets against Crusaders.(PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Weather permitting, this weekend, cricket action continues in the 2019 South Castries Cricket Association sponsored National Lotteries Authority T20 Tournament at the Mindoo Phillip Park (MPP) in the qualifying round.  

Today from 10.00 a.m. in qualifier No.1, Millet Cobras take on Morne Crusaders.

Image: (L-R) Fast bowler Jerimiah Charles about to bowl a delivery; SCCA Under 19 player going for the maximum; One of Zackary Edmund’s two wickets against Crusaders.(PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) Fast bowler Jerimiah Charles about to bowl a delivery; SCCA Under 19 player going for the maximum; One of Zackary Edmund’s two wickets against Crusaders.(PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Tomorrow (Sunday 11th August) from 10.00 a.m. in qualifier No.2, Bexon Oval Super Stars play South Castries Cricket Association (SCCA) Under 19s; followed by the Eliminator Round at 2:30 p.m.

Last Saturday, Millet Cobras continued their unbeaten streak with a 56 run win over Morne Crusaders at the MPP.

Sent in to bat, the Cobras rattled up 187 for the loss of 6 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Captain Kester Charlemagne led the way with an undefeated 87, with Esau Gabriel contributing 27.

Bowling for Crusaders Tonius Simon bagged 2 for 17.

Chasing an imposing 188 for victory, the Crusaders fell 57 runs short despite an aggressive 61 by Jamal James. Wendell Inglis supported with an unbeaten 26.

Bowling for Cobras, Zackary Edmund and Kester Charlemagne picked up two wickets each.

Kester Charlemagne was adjudged Man of the Match for his all-round performance.

On Sunday, despite the inclement weather, Morne Crusaders rebounded from their loss on Saturday to defeat the defending champions ForesteireKatahars by 11 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis/Stern Method.

Batting first Crusaders were dismissed for 152 in 19.4 overs with Devon Eugene and Wendell Inglis stroking 31 runs each and Jamal James 25.

TylaSookwa was Forestierre’s most successful bowler with 3 for 25. There were two wickets a piece for Ed Joseph, Tarrick Gabriel and AtanusAlbersen.

The Katarhars got to 69 for 4 in 10.4 overs before the rains came, putting an end to the proceedings. Tarrick Gabriel (29) and Stephen Naitram (27) had given the defending champions a glimmer of hope with a half century opening stand. However, their dismissals in quick succession put the Katahars on the back foot, and heavy down pour ended play for the day.

Meanwhile, the South Castries Cricket Association Disciplinary Committee met on Tuesday to preside over a report regarding three Forestiere players and a spectator during the match Millet versus Forestiere on Saturday 27th July.

After just 45 minutes of discussion and cross-examination the Committee returned with the verdict that the three players acted in a manner unbecoming of cricketers, hence bringing the game into disrepute.

As a result, Travis John and Ron Goolaman were fined $100.00 each to be paid within 60 days. The two players shall also serve a two match ban.

Stephen Naitram was fined $150.00 to be paid within 60 days. He will serve a two match ban.

A letter of caution is expected to be written by the South Castries Cricket Association to the Management of the Forestiere Cricket Team with respect to behaviour of their players during matches played in the ongoing South Castries Cricket Association T20 competition.

The Management of the Forestiere Cricket Team should explore the possibility of seeking counselling for the three players involved in the incident and by extension the balance of the team.

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