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Lions maul Warriors


WAYNE HOLDER

Lions maul Warriors

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Saturday night’s “Big Rematch” T20 cricket clash at the Weymouth Sports Complex turned out to be a mismatch as Starcom Network/Nation Publishing Conquering Lions inflicted a crushing defeat by 66 runs on the Vincy Warriors Caribbean Connection. It was sweet revenge for the defeat suffered when the teams met last October.

The Lions’ blitzkrieg was built around electrifying half-centuries from experienced power hitters Alcindo Holder and Dwayne Smith before captain Derick Bishop snapped up three early wickets to disarm the Warriors whose innings never got out of the trenches.

Starcom’s programme manager Ronnie Clarke completed the demolition in spectacular fashion, grabbing the last two wickets, both bowled, in three balls.

Holder and Smith entertained the bumper crowd of over 5 000 with pugnacious knocks that saw them pummel a combined total of eight fours and ten sixes as the Lions, invited to bat, sprinted to 173 for seven off 20 overs and Warriors hobbled to 107 in 17.3 overs. (WH)

Summarised scores: 

Starcom Network/Nation Publishing Conquering Lions 173-7 in 20 overs (Alcindo Holder 59, Dwayne Smith 59, Jamal Smith 20; Gonzalo Hooper 2-15, Devon Dabson 2-39). Vincy Warriors Caribbean Connection 107  17.3 overs (Jamal Yearwood 17, Jamal Harewood 12; Derick Bishop 3-15, Ronnie Clarke 2-6). Conquering Lions won by 66 runs.

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