6IXTY: Amazon Warriors men start with close win over Kings

SUMMARY: Guyana Amazon Warriors 111-5 from 10 overs (Odean Smith 36*, Shai Hope 19, Chandrapaul Hemraj 18, Shimron Hetmyer 13; Jeavor Royal 2-8, Matthew Forde 2-24) vs St. Lucia Kings 104 all out in 9.5 overs (Roshon Primus 41, Ravendra Persaud 16, Jesse Bootan 15; Waqar Salamkheil 3-16, Ronsford Beaton 1-12, Veerasammy Permaul 1-18, Odean Smith 1-27)


Guyana Amazon Warriors’ men made a winning start to the 6IXTY on Thursday morning, defeating St. Lucia Kings by seven runs at Warner Park in St. Kitts.

Sent in to bat, Amazon Warriors got a fiery start and finished on 111-5. Kings made a spirited reply, being dismissed for 104 with a ball remaining.

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Shai Hope and Chandrapaul Hemraj played the Kings’ attack in an opening stand of 41 in just 2.4 overs, but the Warriors lost their way, slipping to 55-4 in 4.3 overs.

Skipper Shimron Hetmyer and all-rounder Odean Smith then added 48 in five overs to revive the innings, with Smith the aggressor with a topscore of 36* off 24 (2x4s, 3x6s).

Hetmyer made 13 off 14 (1x4s), while Hope scored 19 off eight (1×4, 2x6s) and Hemraj 18 off nine (3x4s).

The Warriors’ overseas signings Heinrich Klaasen (8) and Colin Ingram (1) both fell cheaply, as Jeavor Royal took 2-8 and Matthew Forde 2-24.

Kings lost both openers Johnson Charles (2) and Mark Deyal (7) and then seemed out of it at 55-5 with four overs remaining.

However, Roshon Primus, in the company of Forde, gave the Kings a real shot at victory, adding 49 in 4.5 overs before Smith dismissed the former for 41 off 23 (4x4s, 2x6s).

Warriors’ Afghanistan signing Waqar Salamkheil was most impressive, the left-arm wrist-spinner picking up 3-16 off two overs. Like Smith, Ronsford Beaton and Veerasammy Permaul picked up a wicket each.

The Warriors’ next match is against Trinbago Knight Riders from 12:30h on Friday.

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