THIRD ANNUAL MASTERS CRICKET FEST GOT OFF TO GOOD START Thursday 15th November 2012
The third Annual Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Fest 2012 organised by Richie Rich Sports and Leisure and Tracy Guerrero and Indigo event services in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism got off to a good start at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium yesterday, Wednesday November 14th . And it was a big victory for new comers Wadadli New York as they crushed New Jersey Masters by 81 runs.
Wadadli New York batted first and amassed 193 for 2 off their 20 overs. Eustace Tonge who was later named player of the match hit 88 not out and Elroy Debble Francis 62. There were 13 extras, bowling for New Jersey Masters, S. Stuart had 2 for 34.
In reply, New Jersey masters could only manage 112 runs of which extras was top score total 31 to include 23 wides, 4 leg byes, 2 no ball and 1 wide. Bowling for Wadadli Masters, Royer George had 3 for 19, Tony Otto 2 for 5, Elroy Francis 1 for 6 and Camba Browne 2 for 6.
In the second of the three matches played, the Veterans Club of St Croix beat another new comer Central Trinidad touring team by 14 runs. Batting first The Veterans made 132 for 5 off their 20 overs. Sheldon Huggins hit 54. Bowling for Central Trinidad Rajendra Mangalie had 2 for 33.
In reply, Central Trinidad made 118 for 6. Azad Mohammed hit 44 and Dean Alli 19 and Rajendra Mangalie hit 25. Bowling for Veterans Club Michael Biccette had 3 for 26.
In the third match of the night, defending champions New York Masters beat Antigua Masters by 10 wickets. Batting first, Antigua Masters made 135 for 7 off their 20 overs. Alva Joseph hit 54 and Frederick Floyd 28. Bowling for New York Masters, Tony Hinds had 2 for 9 off 2 overs. John Sylvester 2 for 24, Roy Bryan 2 for 23 and Austin Hutchinson 1 for 12.
In reply, New York Masters made light work of the total as they reached the total in just 12 overs - 138 without loss. Former Barbados Batsman Ahmed Proverbs hit a sparkling 91 not out to include 8 fours and 5 sixes, while Roy Bryan hit 28 not out. There were 18 Extras to include 17 wides and 1 leg bye.
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