Crushers enjoy double success in Parish League

Antigua Observer article.

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Pigotts Crushers enjoyed back-to-back victories in the Antigua Commercial Bank (ACB) Sir Curtly Ambrose One Day Competition over the weekend, as they jumpstarted their 2014 campaign on a good note.

In their latest victory Sunday, Crushers defeated Mahico by 42 runs. Batting first, Pigotts reached 121 with a top score of 53 coming from Steven Fayne. Vernon Dowdy bagged three wickets for no runs bowling for Mahico, while Quintin Albert picked up three for 37.

Pigotts then bundled out Mahico for 79 with their best effort coming from Ian Tittle who was not out on 30.

Bowling for the victors, Stephan Matthew picked up three for 25 and Dean Williams claimed three for 52. In their match on Saturday, Pigotts Crushers had beaten St Paul’s by 27 runs.

Crushers made 206 for seven with half-centuries from Ajarni Frederick (59) and Gershum Phillip (50), while Brandon Jno-Baptiste reached 49.

Despite a knock of 90 from Marlon Barnes and 34 from Akeem Blackman, St Paul’s could only reach 179 for seven in reply.

Also on Sunday, John Hughes had the better of Freetown by 203 runs.

An unbeaten 157 from Wendell Batchelor propelled John Hughes to 267 for three while Elroy Francis gave some support with a knock of 45 before retiring hurt.

Freetown, in reply, were poor at the crease as they were scuttled out for 64. Frankie Francis bagged five for 11 while Raniel Evanson claimed three for 15, both bowling for the victors.

In another match played on Sunday, St Paul’s defeated Urlings by 94 runs.

On Saturday, the match between Stingray City/Nature Tours Seatons and John Hughes ended prematurely, while the match between Urlings and Freetown was rained out and Swetes defaulted to Harney Motors Mahico.

First Published In The Antigua Observer.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 05:19