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Under the Tree shock Vikings in Flow Superfast T20 League

- RTW beat Grenada
Rudolph Davis smashed his way to a century as Under The Tree shocked Vikings by 4 wickets, chasing 241, in Division One of the FLOW Superfast LTE T20 League. Photo: Provided
GREENLAND, Tortola, VI - As the BVICA/FLOW Superfast LTE 20/20 League continued on Sunday February 11, 2017, a huge crowd was richly entertained by not one, but two massive games of cricket, one of which sent shock waves through Division One.

First up though was a dent in Grenada’s campaign as they lost to Premier League newcomers, RTW C.C. who were coming off a first game loss to the defending champions, Vincy C.C.

Asked to bat first, Grenada were never able to settle and lost regular wickets and stumbled their way to a below par score of 181 all out in just the 18th over.

To even get to that possible defendable total, Gary Pierre-Prince had to use all his skill and experience in compiling 58 from 40 balls with 9 boundaries and 3 maximums. The next highest scorer was Irwin Lewis, who smashed his way to 27 late on from just 10 balls, with 3 boundaries and 2 sixes.

There were 2 wickets each for Joel Williams and Orlando France, whilst Colin Ollivierre finished with 3 for 21.

In reply, and despite the loss of two early wickets, Austin McDowall returned to his majestic best with an unbeaten 66, reaching the ropes 6 times and clearing them a further 6 times and he got great support from first Williams (36) and then in tandem with the effervescent Roy Caines, who joined his captain and stayed to the end with 20 not out.

Trent Belfon did his best to stave of defeat with 2 for 36, but the rest of the bowling unit will need to have a rethink and come back strong in the remaining games.

Under The Tree humble Vikings

RTW’s winning may be classified as an upset, but what happened in the second game of the day was a veritable tsunami, as Under the Tree chased down an improbable target set by the Vikings of 241, to send shock waves around the ground.

At the half way point, the Vikings were well set for the second win of the season, having posted a massive score, to silence the crowd, who were very much in the Under the Tree camp, but what happened next soon had them back on their feet.

First Emerald Prince (32) and Sessie Ells (29) set the tone with a 44 run partnership inside the first 6 overs and then Rudolph Davis took centre stage, blazing his way to an even 100 from just 40 balls and a blitz that included 7 fours and 11 sixes.

He was out with just 16 required, but with Shem Ellis still at the crease the victory was assured.

Ellis finished unbeaten on 36 and only Vaden Walker could claim a respectable performance with the ball as his 4 overs cost just 19 including 1 wicket.

Earlier Sam Malpass batted well for 50 and Decco Khemraj hit an explosive 36 late on.

Davis got his match winning performance off to a good start with 2 wickets and Ellis picked off 3, but the story will go down in cricket history as the day Under the Tree demolished the Vikings’ attack.

This coming Sunday in the FLOW Superfast LTE League Island Stars take on Virgin Gorda from 10:00 AM and Vincy will face Royal Knights at 2:00 PM.

The 10th anniversary of cricket at Greenland has already proven the most exciting and exhilarating yet and there is so much more to come.

8 Responses to “Under the Tree shock Vikings in Flow Superfast T20 League”

  • player (16/02/2017, 08:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thanks flow
  • GMO (16/02/2017, 10:40) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    what a name under the tree LAMO
  • Fan (16/02/2017, 13:59) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    I so enjoyed that game what a game of excitement wow vikings look like joke
    • wise up (16/02/2017, 17:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hope u realize that it's a game and u can't have 2 winner at the same time
  • Jonny (16/02/2017, 14:17) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well played under the tree. Cricket is best this year with flow and vino
  • Yori (16/02/2017, 17:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good entertaining game . I think I saw Chris gayle batting there for a min .... brilliant from the tree team
  • Tim (17/02/2017, 13:02) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The name came about because those men use to sit under the big tamrind tree every sunday and watch cricket and then decided to form a team a few years ago and has also become the crowd favourite for quite a while

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