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Bethesda & Empire Nation open ABCA 10 Splash with wins

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Caribbean Union Bank (CUB) Bethesda Golden Eagles and Empire Nation both made winning starts in the Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association’s (ABCA) 10 Splash competition.

Bethesda Golden Eagles cruised to a nine-wicket win over Combined Schools in the first game of a Zone B triple header at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Combined Schools could only muster 38 for 6 off their allotted 10 overs after losing the toss and being sent in to bat.

Yannique Watley top scored with 14 off 11 balls while Chad Walsh picked up 2 wickets for 5 runs.

Bethesda then wrapped up the match by coasting to victory at 42 for 1 with 23 balls to spare.

Opener, Anthony “I Roots” Martin, meanwhile, made 24 off 17 balls.

Fellow opener Shacoy Floyd was not out on 10.

Elsewhere, Empire crushed Freetown by 10 wickets in the third game on Sunday. Freetown was limited to 70 for 6 off their 10 overs after winning the toss and deciding to bat.

Rolston “Triss” Phillip made 16 off 18 balls and captain Austin Richards Jr. chipped in with 12.

Empire then coasted to victory at 74 without loss with two overs to spare.

Damian Lowenfield slammed 49 off 31 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes while fellow opener Tyrone Williams Jr. contributed 25 off 17 balls.

All Saints Pythons secured their second successive win by claiming an eight-wicket victory over Jennings Tigers in yesterday’s second encounter.

Set 78 to win, All Saints Pythons achieved victory at 79 for 2 with three balls to spare.

Captain Michael Dover hammered 39 off 33 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes while Demetri Lucas struck an unbeaten 28 off 13 balls. Paul Miller took 2 wickets for 7 runs.

After winning the toss and opting to bat, Jennings Tigers were restricted to 77 for 4 off their 10 overs.

Captain D’Ahri Francis hammered 32 off 16 balls, including 3 fours and 2 sixes while fellow opener Elijah Peters contributed 21 off 25 balls.

Conroy Semple captured 2 wickets for 13 runs.

The ABCA 10 Splash will continue with a Zone B double header at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium tomorrow.

CUB Bethesda Golden Eagles will face Jennings Tigers at 2:30pm while Combined School will oppose Empire Nation at 5:30pm.


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