St Paul’s to defend title against Crushers

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Pigotts Crushers will take on defending champions St Paul’s in the finals of the Antigua Commercial/Sir Richie Richardson Limited Overs Cricket Competition, after both teams played their way into the grand finale with victories over the weekend.

The defending champs won convincingly over Harney Motors Mahico, as they triumphed by seven wickets at Clare Hall Secondary School.

Opting to bat first, Mahico could only post a total of 101 all out with their top knock of 28 coming from Tyson Knight, while Gregg Skepple contributed with 20 runs.

Bowling for St Paul’s, Vaughn “Hungry” Walsh took three wickets for 19 runs and Vince Smith bagged three for 25.

The defending champions, in reply, reached 102 for three. Hannif Charles and Aldrick Meade both had leading scores of 36 each.

D’Andre Forde was the only bowler of note for Mahico as he bagged two wickets for 12 runs.

In the other semi-final clash, Pigotts defeated Swetes by 123 runs.

Batting first, Pigotts amassed a total of 217 for seven as former national, Leewards and West Indies player Kerry Jeremy getting a top-score of 90 and Ajarni Frederick adding 29.

Ashford Ifill was the only bowler of note for the losers as he picked up two wickets for 34 runs.

Swetes in reply were bundled out for 94. Kofie James had 36 runs, while D Thomas finished with 16.

For the victors, Dwayne Fordyce took three wickets for eight runs, Brandon Jno-Baptiste snatch three for 26 and Craig Rainsford claimed two for 26.

The date for the finals will be announced shortly.