South Florida Cricket Round-Up

Port St. Lucie Win Over St. Bess; Ambassadors Crush Palm Beach Titans and Southshore Whips Tropics United By David Maitland


The Fourth Round of the South Florida Cricket Alliance, (SFCA) 40 Over Competition, continued on Sunday, March 4th, with Port St. Lucie cruising to victory over St. Bess; Ambassadors crushing Palm Beach Titans and Southshore whipping Tropics United.

Port St. Lucie cruised to victory by 41 runs over St. Bess, at Girl Scout Friendship Park after winning the toss and electing to bat. Port St. Lucie reached 198 for 9 in their allotted 40 overs.  

Mark Pinnock cracked 8 fours and 3 sixes while Charles Reid slammed 6 fours and 4 sixes as both batsman scored 80 runs, respectively. No other batsman got into double figures.   

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The best of the bowlers for St. Bess were Clevon Sailsman, who bagged 3 for 15, and Herlando Johnson took 2 for 34. In reply, St. Bess was bowled out for 157 in 28.4 overs.  

Clevon Sailsman top scored with 34; Vickram Kumar 31; Masood Mohammed, 20 and Herlando Johnson, 19. Bowling Port St. Lucie to victory, Captain Richard Louis led the charge by taking 3 wickets for 23 from 6 overs.

Charles Reid grabbed 2 for 16; Elton Tucker Jr., 2 for 26 and Elton Tucker Sr., 2 for 33.  

At the Lauderhill Sports Park, the visiting team Palm Beach Titans won the toss and took first strike, posting 187 all-out. Andre Frazer reached 57 and Praveen Viswanathan added 44. Bowling for Ambassadors, Leon Tulloch bagged 3 for 53 and Mark Laing 2 for 18.  

In a very positive reply, Ambassadors, led by a quick fire 59 runs from Cornel Peart and 41 from Captain Jamil Brown crushed the Titans by 5 wickets. Bowling for Palm Beach Titans, Errol Rattigan took 2 for 35 and Tanmay Kadam 2 for 54.

And, over at the John Stretch Park, Southshore won the toss and elected to bat first, piling up 222 all-out.

Michael Nembhard scored 51 and Denton Lloyd added 31. The pick of the bowler for Tropics United was Kimoy Salomon, who bagged 5 for 37.  In reply, Tropics United was skittled out for 149 even though Kimoy Salmon added 61 and Ernie Joseph, 22. They were the only batsman to get to double figures.

Bowling Southshore to a massive 73 runs win over Tropics were Maxie Gayle, who took 5 for 21 and Sylvester Hickie, 3 for 30.

This Sunday, March 11th, Southshore will play Lauderhill Jammers at the John Stretch Park; Port St. Lucie will face Ambassadors at the Girl Scout Friendship Park and St. Bess faces the Palm Beach Titans at The Lauderhill Sports Park. All matches will get underway at 11 a.m.



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