Cricket: First Win For Vikings

Vikings celebrate their first win of the 2014 season by beating NTCOG.

Vikings celebrate their first win of the 2014 season by beating NTCOG.

The Super Six stage of the 2014 Digicel Twenty/20 Cricket Tournament continued on Sunday, April 6 at the Greenland Recreation Ground and saw defending champs, Vincy defeat Jamrock by 164 runs and Vikings victorious by 103 runs over New Testament Church of God (NTCOG).

In the day’s first game, Vincy coming off their miraculous victory against Cavaliers a week earlier, won the toss and elected to bat first. They posted 222 for 5 from their allotted 20 overs.

The defending champs rested heavy-hitters Montgomery ‘Monty’ Butler and Austin McDowell; however, Orlando Ollivierre anchored the batting with 84 runs not out. His inning included nine fours, 6 sixes and third wi

cket partnership of 60 runs shared with Keelan ‘Zico’ Robin, who stroked 22 runs. Sylvester Mitchell finished with 34 runs and Philbert Anthony was left not out on 22 runs for Vincy.

Bowling for Jamrock, Anthony Slowley picked up 2 wickets for 35 runs while team captain, Uroy Willory along with Rudolph Davis finished with a wicket each.

In reply, Jamrock stumbled to 58 for 8 wickets. Willory’s with 31 runs was the only batsman to reach a double digit score in the Jamrock inning.  Vincy’s Maxford Pipe scalped 2 wickets for 3 runs from 3 overs.  Kenrick Leslie, Murray Ollivierre, Turby Xavier and Kishawn Martin shared a wicket each for Vincy.

In the second game of the day, Vikings won the toss and elected to bat first. They started strong and lost their way towards the end of the inning, posting 273 for 9 at the end of the 20 overs.

 Newly appointed captain, Richard Fredericks, led the charge with 147, the highest individual total thus far in the Super Six Stage. He struck 7 sixes and 18 fours before he was removed by Cameron Williams with the score on 172.

Williams, who started the game wicket-keeping, removed Jamal Mickel and Jnique Mingo with successive deliveries to claim the first hat-trick of the 2014 season. In the same over, he claimed his fourth wicket when Y. Shivpra was stumped by Jeffery ‘Zambi’ Demming.

Vikings’ middle order provided support to the total with the newly acquired, Kevin Joseph adding 28 runs; V. Manesar, 26 runs; and Vaden Walker, 27 runs.

NTCOG’s Williams bowled 4 for 23 runs from 2 overs and McTair James, 2 for 61 from 4 overs.

In reply, NTCOG posted 160 for 9. Orlando France top scored with 34 runs and James finished with 28 runs. Vikings spinner, Winston Davis bowled 3 for 8 runs from 3 overs while Right arm pacer, Roy Bobb grabbed 3 for 28 from 4 overs.

Sunday, April 13th
10:00 am: NTCOG v.s. Cavaliers
02:00 pm: Grenada v.s. Vikings