Rhythm Take All from Crusaders
THE?EFFORTS?of Barbados and West Indies “A” team all-rounder Jonathan Carter did not go to waste as St Andrew Rhythm narrowly defeated the St John Crusaders in a thrilling final of the Winners Take All Challenge Trophy at the 3Ws Oval on Thursday night.
The match was the final of the 2013 UWI/C.O.Williams Inter-Parish Invitational Cricket Tournament and St Andrew came away with $4 000 richer for their efforts.
After winning the toss and batting, St John Crusaders limped to 103 for seven from the allotted 20 overs.
Ashley Nurse, a Barbados and West Indies “A” all-rounder, topscored with 31 while opener Justin Brathwaite chipped in with 24.
Carter was responsible for the demise of the Crusades’ batting, taking three for 20 in his four overs.
Set a target of 104 in 20 overs, St Andrew Rhythm batsmen suffered a lower order collapse but scraped home with one ball remaining.
Carter again demonstrated his batting prowess, topscoring with a hard-hitting 43 off 42 balls including two sixes and three fours.
Off-spinner Amory Holder caused the main stir among the Rhythm finishing with three for 23 off his four overs.