St. Kitts and Nevis (Sports Page) – It was expected to be a much tougher encounter, but it ended in a one-sided affair.
It was the second of the first division semifinals, in the 40 overs per team tournament, being hosted by the Nevis Cricket Association.
The match was played on Sunday 14th August, at the VOJN grounds.
Empire batting first, got to a healthy 198 for 8 in their allotted overs.
When the Pioneers team batted, they were rocked back very early by Rakeesh Subnarine and Reon Solomon and never got going after that.
Summarized scores: Empire 196 for 8 in 32 overs: Jelani Manners 39; Andre Browne 36; Reon Solomon 31; Jevon Manners 28; Rakeesh Subnarine 20
Teron Webbe 4 for 37; Hakeem Harvey 4 for 42
Pioneers: 73 all out in 14.3 overs: Delroy Cornelius 25; Peter Charles 11
Reon Solomon 3 for 27; Rakeesh Subnarine, Jelani Manners and Jaden Browne 2 wickets each; Teewan Prentice 1 for 9
Empire won by 123 runs
Man of the match-Reon Solomon
The grand finals are now set for this coming weekend:
Saturday 20th August-New Vision v Masters
Sunday 21st August-All Stars v Empire