Scarborough/Mason Hall Cricket Club defeated C&B United by 16 runs on Sunday in an abbreviated final of the Tobago Cricket Association 40-overs tournament at the Moriah Recreational Ground.
Heavy rainfall kept the groundsmen busy but they did a good enough job to allow a delayed start in what became a T20 showdown.
Batting first, Scarborough/Mason Hall had a shaky start with the loss of openers Nicholas Sookdeosingh (1), in the second over, and Crystian Thurton (14), in the fourth over.
Despite the regular fall of wickets, Dejourn Charles (36) and Olando James (21) kept the scoreboard ticking in the middle order.
A late cameo from Ako George (34) at number eight helped push Scarborough/Mason Hall to 160 for nine after 20 overs.
Anthony Providence (3/25) and Antonio Providence (2/24) were the pick of the bowlers. Ancil Nedd (1/43 off four overs) and Marcus Daniel (0/21 off two overs) were the only bowlers to concede more than ten runs per over.
In reply, C&B United lost opener Anthony lbw to Charles in the first ball of the innings. Opener Ashaughn Pierre (29) and Antonio (35) sought to get the chase back on track but when they were dismissed in the ninth and tenth over, respectively, C&B United began to flounder.
Wickets tumbled as the run rate climbed and C&B could only muster 144 for eight when overs ran out.
Kelon Lynch (2/26) and Thurton (2/26) put the clamps on the C&B batsmen. Apart from two expensive overs from Joshua James that went for 28 runs, no other bowler went for more than 6.67 economy rate.
Summarised Scores: Scarborough/Mason Hall CC 160/9 (20 overs) - Dejourn Charles 36, Ako George 34, Olando James 21, Anthony Providence 3/25, Antonio Providence 2/24 vs C&B United 144/8 (20 overs) - Ashaugh Pierre 29, Antonio 35, Kelon Lynch 2/26, Christian Thurton 2/26.