Match Report: 5th Place – Fort Charlotte Strikers vs Dark View Explorers
Fort Charlotte Strikers won the toss and choose to field first. The Strikers struck immediately, having Deron Greaves caught off the bowling of Ray Jordan. Lindon James fell in the 2nd over, caught by young Walters at deep mid wicket off the bowling of Fredericks. Fredericks was back in the 4th over to take the wicket of Hooper, to dent the back of the Explorers batting lineup – all their most reliable batsmen back in the hut and the 31-3 after the powerplay.
The Explorers soon found themselves 35-6 during the 6th over. The made a mini recovery, led by Javid Williams’ 21 from 15 deliveries to take the score to 70/8 from their 10 overs. Rasheed Fredericks (2-7) and Chelson Stowe (2-10) were the pick of the bowlers.
Fort Charlotte Strikers started well and were 35-1 at the end of the powerplay, now only requiring a run a ball to win the game. They made a mess of it to have the equation back down to 24 runs required from 12 balls and looked to be staring down the jaws of defeat after being in such a comfortable position. Sylvan Spencer had other plans though as he blazed 22 from 7 balls, hitting 1 four and 3 sixes. He was dismissed when they needed 2 runs from three deliveries. It was now 2 runs required from two deliveries, with the last wicket at the crease. Jaheil Walters stabbed a delivery to point and got a single. Fredericks then pushed into the leg side to get the needed single off the last delivery, to confirm Fort Charlotte Strikers as the 5th place finisher.
Dark View Explorers 70/8 (10 overs)
Fort Charlotte Strikers 71/9 (10 overs)