Tuff Dogs advance to final
Maclaren Lowe scored 60 not out and Janaka Perrera claimed four wickets as Tuff Dogs moved comfortably into their second straight Eastern Counties final with a win over challengers North Village on Saturday.
Village won the toss, but with last year's massive total of 427 posted by Tuff Dogs still fresh in captain's Allen Walker's mind, he opted this time to bat first this time around.
Village struggled but recovered to 50 for three before slumping to 78 for eight as Perrera claimed four for 15 from seven overs and Arnold Manders three for 14 off 8.3 after sharing the new ball with Monroe Darrell.
Only three Village players reached double figures in their total of 100, Derwin Adams scoring 21 and captain Walker 20 not out in the middle order and opener Kennedy Wainwright ten before they lost their last seven wickets for just 50 runs.
Tuff Dogs also lost two early wickets before Lowe and Jordan DeSilva shared in an unbroken stand of 79 for the third wicket, with DeSilva finishing not out on 24. They reached the total in 13.2 overs. Opener Dion Ball took both Tuff Dogs wickets.
Tuff Dogs will meet Devonshire Recreation Club in the final on June 22.