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CRICKET

CNL summer league final on Sunday

Cricket Newfoundland and Labrador's T20 summer league finishes up Sunday with the League Cup final at the RCAF Field, off Torbay Road.

Team Red and Team Green will compete for the Atul Ahuja Cup, with the match starting at 1 p.m.

The final marks the conclusion of a successful 15-match league among three teams (Team Blue was the other).

The teams had been created through a seeded draft system aimed at balancing the squads. The success of that effort showed in the final standings, with Team Red finishing in first place with a 6-4 record, with Team Green in second at 5-5 record and Team Blue at 4-6.

Perhaps the most noteworthy individual performance came from Nick Baxter, captain of Team Blue.

Baxter was the top run-scorer in the league with 379 runs, including a century and three other half-centuries. He also was one of his team's top bowlers.

Alex Dias of Team Green averaged over 70 with the bat and took 11 wickets. Suhail Parry of Team Red was the top wicket-taker with 15.

RUGBY

Vandals handle Baymen

in summer championship game

Vandals defeated the Baymen 41-21 in the final of the he Newfoundland & Labrador Rugby Union's Men's Summer League Thursday at the Lions Stony Hill Park pitch.

With the win the Vandals take possession of the Collins Cup, named after Frank Collins, the NL Rugby Union’s director of officials, who presented the trophy to Colin Sullivan, the Vandals captain.

The contest was the culmination of a schedule of summer matches which also featured the Swilers and Dogs clubs.

Organizations: Team Green, Newfoundland Labrador Rugby Union, NL Rugby Union

Geographic location: Lions Stony Hill Park

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