Match Report: Finals – Salt Pond Breakers vs La Soufriere Hikers
La Soufriere Hikers won the toss and choose to bowl. Othneil Lewis was first up to bowl and got success, removing Nedd skying one up to cover attempting a big hit. Beniton Stapleton, hero from the last match, was promoted to number 3 but the move didn’t reap rewards. Sunil Ambris also perished cheaply, leaving the Breakers rolling at 30/3 after the powerplay. The next two overs was productive for the Breakers, taking 24 runs and pushing their total to 54/2.
The Breakers kept losing wickets but the runs also continued to flow, taking the score to 75/5 from 8 overs. Wesrick Strough and Donwell Hector would be looking for a strong finish, to get a very competitive total against the Hikers powerhouse bowling attack. Dean Browne bowled the 9th over which conceded 16 runs. The Breakers finished on 100/6 with Donwell Hector top scoring with 28 from 17 balls, hitting 1 four and 2 sixes.
Salvan Browne and Dean Browne opened the batting and there is never a dull moment with Salvan Browne at the crease. Javid Harry bowled the first over and he started with a short one that was smashed for 6 on the pull by Salvan. The next delivery, he went low to pull again but missed it and was trapped lbw – the game now firmly balanced. In Marched Dillon Douglas, the other danger man for the Hikers. Delorn Johnson bowled the 2nd over and Douglas was looking ambitious. He tried to be cheeky off the last delivery, trying to play a dilscoop but could only drag the ball onto his stumps – the score 13/2. Javid Harry was back for the 3rd over and Dean Browne carved two shots through cover and a flat bat down the ground for boundaries. The last delivery of the over was pushed into the off side but there was a direct hit and the score on 25/3. Ambris bowled the final powerplay over and had Cosmus Hackshaw caught flat batting a short one into the air for an easy catch at mid off, the score at 30/4.
Jeremy Layne bowled the fifth over and captain Maloney pulled for 4 with authority. The next delivery, he played a hard defensive push and sent back an easy return catch to the bowler – the Hikers now with a steep climb to become champions with the score at 39/5 from 5 overs. Ambris bowled the 6th over and there was another run out, going back for the 2nd and being well short of the crease – 46/6 after 6 overs.
The game was pretty much Breakers own to win from there on in and that they did, restricting the Hikers to 81/9 and winning by 19 runs. Jeremy Layne returned figures of 2-12 while Rayan Williams top scored with 18 at the backend of the innings.
Salt Pond Breakers 100/6 (10 overs)
La Soufriere Hikers 81/9 (10 overs)