Molineaux bounced back from a disappointing loss on Saturday (Sept 10), with a commanding victory versus Newtown while the Pennyless all-stars also cruised to victory against Haynes Smith Village in the second Annual Keith Arthurton Windsor Nagico Twenty20.
In the first game of the double header, Molineaux Cayon won the toss and took the strike and making a dominant 165 for 4 of their 20 overs.
Openers Jermaine Otto and Xavier Saunders gave their side a fast start taking full advantage of the power play overs posting a half century partnership to lay a solid foundation. The young Saunders was the first to depart going for one big shot to many for a well-played 29.
Despite the departure of Saunders, Otto continued his big hitting and was joined by Jacques Taylor who looked determined to capitalize on the starts by the openers.
Otto eventually fell for 68, but the finishing touches to the innings was done by Taylor who finished the innings on 43 not out as his side set a challenging 165 for four.
For Newtown Glenstone Patrick, Calvin Williams and Junie Mitchum collected one wicket a piece.
In response the run chase for the Newtown side failed to gather any momentum as they lost their openers early. They however had a silver lining with a solid partnership between Junie Mitchum and Jason Saddler who steadied the ship.
When Mitchum departed for 20 Newtown prospects started to look bleak with a climbing run rate and the loss of four quick wickets put Molinueaux/Cayon in the driver’s seat.
Some late hitting by Calvin Williams provided nothing but a consolation for Newtown who could only muster 119 all out off 19.2 overs.
Leading the bowling attack for Molineaux Cayon was Akaze Richards who collected four for 17 off his four overs. He was supported by Leroy Maynard who got three for 11, while Loshaun Dixon and Xavier Saunders collected one wicket each.
Molinueaux/ Cayon won by 47 runs. Officials were Troy Biff Mills and Rudolph Wattley.
In the second game of the evening Pennyless All-stars made light work of the Haynes Smith side.
Batting first the Haynes Smith team was scuttled out for a paltry 97 with John Jeffers 34 the only significant score in their innings as they lost wickets at regular intervals.
Jamie Cornelius was the stand out bowler for the Pennyless All-stars collecting three wickets for 22 runs and bowling two maidens in the process Junie Williams and Jason Campbell both chipped in with two wickets.
Cornelius came back with the bat and stroked a masterful 50 as the Nevisian unit cruised to their target in 11.3 overs for their second straight convincing win. Alex Williams also contributed 25 as his team won by six wickets.
Officials were Lester Shoy and Steadroy Techeira.
(story and photo by ganesh algu)