Cornwall, Mentore shine as Liberta win
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Rahkeem Cornwall and Kerry Mentore collected half-centuries, as Liberta were crowned national One-day champions, following a 47-run victory over Empire under the Duckworth-Lewis Method in the Final on Sunday here.
Rain stopped play with Empire 76 for four off 16 overs, chasing 263 for victory, in the 40 overs-a-side contest at the Factory Ground.
The players never returned to the field and the early strife, triggered by Stan Simon with 2-17 from five overs, meant Empire were found short.
Cornwall hit the top score of 82 and Mentore supported with 55, catapulting Liberta to 262 for seven from their allocation of 40 overs.
Cornwall struck seven fours and six sixes from 58 balls and Mentore cracked seven fours and one six from 79 balls, putting on 124 for the second wicket.
Kenyatta Joseph made 41 and Hayden Walsh Jr got 22, rallying the lower order, after Liberta wobbled to 169 for four.
Former Leewards fast-medium bowler Carl Simon took 2-25 from eight overs and Dave Hughes grabbed 2-32 from five overs.