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Ziggy Levy Leads Whitehouse Community to SDC Cal’s National Community T20 Cricket Parish Finals

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2015 Champions Whitehouse and Orange Hill will meet in the Parish final as the SDC Cal’s National Community T20 Cricket continued on Sunday June 11 with Semi-Final action at the Paradise Sports Complex in Westmoreland.

The opening match with Whitehouse and Content was reduced to 16 overs as the contest started 90 minutes late at 11:27 am, due to a damp pitch because of overnight rain.

Umpires Chester Sterling and Chris Miller got things going after the opening Ceremony which showcased players from both teams, along with SDC and Sponsors representatives.

Whitehouse who were sent into bat showcased former National Youth Player Ziggy Levy in a “Brutal” mood helping his team to a 109 run victory over Content.

Levy found all ends of the park, Launching Wray and Nephew sixes and scorching the grass with the SDC fours.  The Right hand Batsman played the last delivery of the innings for a 4 to be not-out on a clean 100.

Anthony Mitchell was unbeaten on 13 playing the anchor role as Whitehouse made 174-4 from the 16 overs faced.

Earlier West Indies Test Vice-Captain Jermaine Blackwood (10) and Lamar Campbell (14) opened the innings for Whitehouse before Levy came to entertain the huge gathering.  Jamaica Tallawahs, Kennar Lewis (14) and Skipper Ramaal Lewis (2)  barely troubled the total.

Donavon McDonald was the pick of the Content bowlers taking 2-22.

With light showers hovering over the Paradise venue, the groundsmen at one point placed the covers on the pitch but were told to remove them in a jiffy by umpires Miller and Sterling as the dark clouds disappeared.

Content went in search of 175 runs for victory, however they found the going rough and lost wickets at regular intervals before being bowled out for 65 runs in the 14th over.

Dwayne Robinson and Mark Myers both top scored in Content’s innings with 14 runs apiece.  Evan Reid with 13 runs was the only other Batter to reach double figures as the spin of Kennar Lewis told the tale as he grabbed 4-8 while Mitchell took 2-14 for Whitehouse.

In the second semi-final Former National Youth player Aldaine Samuels spun his web helping Orange Hill to a 6 wicket win over Petersville,

Petersville won the toss and chose to bat on a Pitch which was still damp due to the overnight rain. The batters failed to get going and apart from Mark Wright’s 22 and Mikel Pryce’s 12 no one else came to the party. Petersville were all out for 57 in over 17, as the 36 year old Samuels took 5 wickets for 11 runs from 4 overs.

In Response Orange Hill cruised to victory in the 13th over scoring 58-4 with the St Elizabeth Technical Alumnus, Samuels, top scoring in the innings with 24.

Jovain Stora was left unbeaten on 19 as Royan Moxam took 2-10 and Marlon Wright 2-15 for Petersville.

Ziggy Levy of Whitehouse and Aldaine Samuels of Orange Hill were announced as the best batter and Bowler on the day.

Whitehouse will play Orange Hill in the final on Sunday 18 at a venue to be announced.

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