Blairmont Blazers retained the Roy Frederick’s Cup by defeating Young Warriors by 6 wickets in the final of the Competition played last Sunday at the Blairmont Community Center Ground.
With the inclement weather a threat, the competition was reduced to an eight over affair after the completion of the preliminary round of matches. The semi-final and final were played for 6 and 5 overs per innings respectively.
In the final the defending champion won the toss and asked Young Warriors to take first strike. National player Rajiv Ivan, who opened the bowling with spin, immediately caused much problems for the batsmen as he ripped through the top order picking up the wickets of Alex Algoo, Gadjanan Singh and Ishwar Singh in the first over.
Young Warriors recovered slightly to end on 38-7 in their allotted 5 overs with Waheed Edwards the only batsman to double figure with 19 runs.
Blairmont Blazers in reply lost 2 wickets for 6 runs, but Kevon Jawahir 18 and Rajiv Ivan not out 11 then joined forces to take the score 26-3. Blairmont eventually reached the target with 6 wickets and 1.5 overs to spare to retain the Roy Frederick’s Cup.
In earlier games – D’Edward Super Kings beat East Bank Gunners by 7 wickets, EBG 88-2 Leon Andrew 54, Kevin Sinclair 12. D Lalsa 2-15 and D’Edward Super Kings 89-3 D. Lalsa 46, Delbert Hick 22, Clinton Pestano 12.
Young Warriors beat Cotton Tree Die Hard by 8 wickets. Cotton Tree Die Hard scored 62-7 with Pooran Persaud 26. Gajanand Singh and Linden Austin took two wickets each for Young Warriors who replied with 65-2 with Alex Algoo 27 and Gajanand Singh 25.
Blairmont Blazers beat Cold Fusion by 17 runs. Blairmont Blazers 107-1 with Mahendra Singh 48 not out and Parmanand Ramdhan 47. Cold Fusion ended on 89-4 with Steven Harris 30 and Kevon Buddie 29. Kevon Jawahir picked up 2 wickets.
In the semifinal -Blairmont Blazers beat D’Edward Super Kings by 2 runs in a close encounter. Blairmont Blazers took first strike and reached 59-4 with Jawahir 18, Parmanand Ramdhan 15 and Mahendra Singh11.
Bowling for D’Edward, Pestano and Heeralall Bridgelall picked up one wicket each. D’Edward Super Kings in reply ended on 57-5 with Delbert Hicks 21 Jailall Heeralall 20 not out. Derrick McCalmon picked up three wickets bowling for Blairmont, while Jawahir took one.
Individual awards were presented to: Kevon Jawahir for the best bowler and best catch of the day. There was a tie for the prize for the most sixes of the day which went to Parmanand Ramdhan and Leon Andrews. The player of the final was Rajiv Ivan. (Samuel Whyte)
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