Cricket : Calypso Jam Their Way into Semis

The Calypso Cricket team, stormed their way into the semifinals of the ongoing T-20 tournament, being hosted by the Nevis Cricket Association.  This, as the final preliminary game of the league, took place on Sunday 3rd January, at the VOJN grounds.  Calypso Cricket engaged the New Vision Togetherness team.

Calypso Cricket won the toss and elected to bat first and may have regretted the decision, because in overcast conditions and with the ball making definite movements on a lively track, they found themselves on 55 for 3, with their three main scorers of the tournament, in Duan Webbe, Shevon Jeffers and Marcus Dubbery, all in the pavilion.

Enter Jamoy Pemberton.  He proceeded to bat his way positively to a half a ton.  It was suddenly road march action, as in one over, he hit three consecutive sixes and as if dissatisfied, finished the very next over, by Captain Deewan Phillip, with four consecutive maximums.

The Calypso team got to a more than competitive 191 for 3 from their allotted 18 overs.

The New Vision team was in immediate trouble, as they commenced their response, with the Calypso pacemen, in Jeroame Thomas and Gyan Griffin, getting some fearsome bounce from the track.  They found themselves on 41 for 4 and from then on, the resistance wilted.  They eventually succumbed at 69 all out, to give Calypso Cricket the well needed two points, to squeeze them into the fourth spot of the semifinals, just barely edging out Highlights.

Summarized scores:

Calypso 191 for 3 from 18 overs: Jamoy Pemberton 99*; Shevon Jeffers 16; Hakeem Harvey 14*; 49 extras
Kimani Nisbett 2 for 32; Tyree Jeffers 1 for 30

New Vison Togetherness 69 all out: Rohan Laborde 11; 20 extras
Vishwanauth Singh 5 for 12; Gyan Griffin 3 for 22; Hakeem Harvey 1 for 5; Jeroame Thomas 1 for 15

Calypso won by 122 runs

Man of the match Vishwanauth Singh

Earlier in the day, the Highlights team was gifted two free points, compliments of the Jets team, which only showed up with six players, placing them on the verge of a semifinal berth, but those two points eventually proved to be insufficient.

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