Cricket action continues today at the Balata playing field (BPF) in the Adventist Premiere League (APL) T20 Cricket tournament sponsored by Eagle Freight and Brokerage Company Limited.
From 7.00 p.m. the final Division One match will be played between Bon Nouvelle and Dennery to determine the last quarterfinal spot and the loser will be relegated to Division 2.
Division 2 Quarterfinal fixtures for Sunday 30th August from 10.30 a.m. at the BPF Carro’s Kitchen Strikers versus Bocage; North Eastern Veterans Versus La Guerre at 230 p.m. at the BPF; Gros Islet versus Vanard at 2:30 p.m. at the Belair playing field and Desruisseaux versus All Start Stars at 2:30 p.m. La Ressource, Dennery.
Division One Quarterfinal fixtures starting 7.00 p.m, BPF as follows: Monday 31st, Millet versus 4th place Group B; Tuesday 1st September La Bayee versus DC United; Wednesday 2nd Caribbean Stars versus United Raiders CC; Thursday 3rd Mount Olives versus Goodlands
Meanwhile, on Thursday evening under lights at the Balata playing field, saw a lopsided outcome in the contest between NIC and All Start Stars. Batting first, NIC scored 81 for 6 in 20 overs, the main contributors being, Methodius Plante with 18, Macarius Stephen, 14 and Sixtus Charlemagne, 13.
Bowling for All Start Stars, Marcus Osman, Vibert Talbert, Nelson William and Aloysious William each took one wicket.
In reply, All Start Stars, buoyed by their energetic supporters, raced to 82 for one in just 10.4 overs. Kirby Alfred top scored with 38, followed by Benjamin Osman with 21, both undefeated, while Jamal Williams contributed 13.
Methodius Plante of NIC took the only wicket to fall.
All Starts won by a whopping 9 wickets. Man of the Match, Kirby Alfred.
There was another exciting encounter on Wednesday 26th August under lights at BPF between Rising Stars and the energetic DC United.
Rising Stars elected to take first knock but could not cope with the pace attack of DC United and they folded for just 67 in 19.2 overs. Jelanie St. Rose, the only batsman to reach double figures for Rising Stars, he made 12.
The destroyers for DC United were Dudley Charles, who recorded the 2nd five wicket haul of the tournament, taking 5 for 14 and Jervaughn Charles took 3 for 16.
In their reply DC United blasted their way to 68 for 2 in 8 overs with Tyler Sookwa getting 26 and Keygan Arnold 16, both batsmen unbeaten at the end.
Aaron Joseph and Shervon Jean took one wicket each for Rising Stars.
DC United won easily by 8 wickets. Man of the Match, Dudley Charles.
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He also noted that while 90 percent of the guests who have travelled to Sandals come from the United States, the fact is those who travel take the utmost precaution to ensure they are healthy.
“You must understand that no one from the United States will leave the highest standard of health care and superior facilities in their own country if they have not made sure they are in good health. Most U.S. citizens would not run the risk of having to seek medical attention outside of the United States, so you find that most of the guests who come here have ensured they are not only negative for COVID 19, but in very good health.”
Plans are underway to eventually reopen Sandals Barbados, Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort and Spa in Saint Lucia as well as Beaches Turks and Caicos.