Shannon T20 champs
by the first wicket with old stager Gregory Gaskin. He was given a life on 29, with the score on 31 and proceeded to launch a second maximum in an over that cost 18 runs. Pacer Kyle Franklyn was the bowler.
Henry stroked a couple of boundaries and a maximum in a fluent 25, while Benjamin was bowled in leg-spinner Ryan Layne’s first over of an economical spell.
Gaskin fell victim of a strong, accurate return from the deep with the “over-50” attempting a third run.
Dewar and Henry turned the course of the match decisively in Shannon’s favour, scoring almost at will in posting 40 for the for the fourth wicket before both falling with the total at 111 and the capture of the cup nine runs adrift.
St. Philip-based Rangers who were invited to bat lost their way after a steady opening stand of 36 from Kyle Franklyn and former first class player Patrick Browne as five batsmen reached double figures but none exceeded Layne’s 22 that included three sixes.
Lanky Barbados and West Indies spinner Suleiman Benn counted Layne among his victims in returning figures of two for 19. Medium pacer Adrian Caddle took two for19 while Dewar (2-17) made Man Of The Match adjudicator Roland Robinson’s task a simple one.
To the cheers of an enthusiastic supporters, captain of the Fitt’s Village, St James club, Shurland Babb, gleefully accepted the challenge trophy from BCL president Glyne St Hill.