Wanderers looking to make final
Counterpoint Wanderers?are seeking to go all the way when they oppose YMPC in the second semi-final of the Sagicor General Twenty20 cricket tournament at Kensington Oval tonight.
Captain Diego Stuart said they had devised a plan for the opposition and will be seeking to turn back the challenge of the Beckles Road men.
“We are definitely aiming to reach the final. We have done well as a team and we have a team plan which we will be seeking to execute,” said Stuart.
Both Stuart and YMPC vice-captain Francois Hurley spoke briefly about their semi-final encounter during a meet and greet yesterday with sponsors Sagicor General Insurance at their new Haggatt Hall headquarters.
Hurley said YMPC were also seeking to book a place in the final and were aware that they had to lift their game against Wanderers. He said the opposition should also expect a competitive match from start to finish.
The vice-captain was alluding to the fact that YMPC made the last four in spite of poor fielding against Maple when they dropped a number of catches.
YMPC defeated CGI Maple by eight wickets in the quarter-finals, mainly through a dominating display of batting by captain Shane Dowrich (64 off 54 balls) and opener Ryan Wiggins (67 off 38 balls).
Assistant vice-president of marketing for sponsors Sagicor General Insurance, Roger Spencer, congratulated the four teams (Pickwick, Spartan, YMPC and Wanderers) for making it to the semi-finals and wished them the best of luck in seeking to qualify for the final.
Spencer said Sagicor General had injected $57 000 in sponsoring the tournament and big cash prizes were at stake. The champions will collect a cheque for $20 000 while the losing finalist will collect $10 000. Losing semi-final teams get $6 000 each.
ESA Field Pickwick and Super Centre Spartan were to meet last night in the first semi-final while the final is scheduled for Sunday. (PR/BB)