South Florida Cricket Round-Up – Palm Beach Titans, St. Bess Emerge The Victors

Palm Beach Titans cruised to victory by 7 wickets over Southshore and St Bess crushed Tropics United by 83 runs on Sunday October 14, 2018 in the eighth round of the South Florida Cricket Alliance (SFCA) T-20 competition.

At John Stretch Park, Southshore won the toss and elected to bat first, scoring a measly 95 for 8 in their allotted 20 overs. Horace Stanley top scored with 29 not-out while Byron Bowes chipped in with a brisk 22 not-out. No other batsman gets to double figures.  

The best of the bowlers for the Palm Beach Titans was Mohammed Hossain, who took 2 wickets for 13 runs. In reply, Palm Beach Titans scored 96 for 3 in 16 overs to win by seven wickets. Skipper Andre Fraser opened the innings and carried his team over the finish line with a well-played 51 not-out. He was supported by Mohammed Hossain, 12 not-out. Bowling for Southshore, Sean Richards and Horace each took a wicket for 15 and 17, runs, respectively.

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At the Lauderhill Sport Park, Tropics United won the toss and asked the visiting team, St Bess, to take first strike. They then posted a challenging total of 181 for 7.

Masood Mohammed added 34 and Sherwlyn Powell, 32 while Shane Ford scored 26 and O’Brian Jones added 23 not-out. The leading wicket takers for Tropics United were Marcel Graham, 3 for 29; Kimoy Salmon, 2 for 32; and Oswin Howard, 2 for 46.

Tropics United then took the crease and was bowled out for a mere 98 runs. Ernie Joseph added 25 while Nicholas Mittoo and Bert Davis contributed 16 runs each.   

Bowling St Bess to a massive 83 run victory was Herlando John, who bagged 4 for 11; Sherwlyn Powell, who grabbed 3 for 14 and Adam Khan who picked up 2 for 24.

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