Match Report – 31st Match – Semi Finals 1: Saffron Strikers vs Nutmeg Warriors
Saffron Strikers won the toss and chose to field
Nutmeg Warriors produced their best batting performance of the tournament to advance to the final.
Nutmeg Warriors asked to bat first scored their highest total of the tournament, when they racked up 139/3 from their 10 overs. The Warriors innings got off to a rocky start when they lost their captain Andre Fletcher in the second over for 17 with the score on 21. They lost Akeem Alexis and Haston Jackson in quick fashion and slumped to 45 for 3 after 5 overs. In the back end of the inning it was a clinic of clean hitting as Seandell Regis and Donald Mc Donald put on an unbroken stand of 94 in the final 5 overs. Mc Donald chose the semi-final round of the tournament to finally come to the party with the bat, his knock of 49 not out came off 15 balls which consisted of 1 four and 7 sixes. The ever consistent Seandell Regis was not out on 55 from 27 balls which consisted of 3 fours and 4 sixes.
The Strikers needing to score at 14 runs an over from the start feel behind the rate early in the chase and was never able to regain ground. At the end of the power the Strikers were 39-2 and need a further 100 runs of the final 6 overs. The Captain Ryan John 36 from 19 and Nickozi St. Hillaire 31 from 26 was not able to keep up to the mounting rate. The Strikers ended their 10 overs with 111 for 5, 29 runs short of the target.
Nutmeg Blasters 139/3 (10 overs)
Saffron Strikers 111/5 (10 overs)