St Mark based Old Boys Cricket Club has emerged champion of T/20 Cricket in St Patrick’s, defeating defending champion Redmud by six wickets in the finals at the River Sallee Playing Field on Sunday.
The game, which turned out to a one-sided affair saw Rudmud sent in to bat after losing the toss and posting a total of 112 all out from 19.3 overs.
Getting among the runs was captain Micah Narine 35, and Sunil Narine 25. Bowling for Old Boys Nyron Belfon was the pick of the bowlers capturing 4 for 19 from 3.3 overs. He was ably assisted by Robert Campbell with 3 for 16 from 4 overs and Moses Thomas 2 for 23 from 4 overs.
Old Boys in response scored 113 for 4 from 12.3 overs. Leading the charge was Nyron Belfon, 45, Kenroy Peters, 29 and Wavel Benjamin, 18. Bowling for Redmud, Simeon Fletcher was the pick of the bowlers capturing 2 for 30 from 4 overs and Micah Narine 1 for 28 from 4.
Last Sunday’s victory was the second T20 title for the Old Boys outfit for 2017 having captured the St Mark T 20 title earlier this year.
In a short prize giving ceremony following the game Old Boys’ opening bowler Nyron Belfon capture the award for the player scoring the most runs in the tournament, a total of 215 runs from five matches, he was also awarded the player of the finals. Off-spinner Robert Campbell also from the Old Boys Club captured the prize for the most wickets, a total of eleven wickets from four matches.
The team awards went to Redmud for capturing the second place and the champion Old Boys who had made it into the finals for the first time.
Meanwhile, organisors of the competition, the St. Patrick Cricket Council through its President Norman Gilbert took the opportunity to thank all whom in one way or another contributed to making the tournament the success it has been. He commended the eight teams, which completed the tournament and lauded the tournament sponsors, New National Party Caretaker for the Constituency of St Patrick’s East Senator Pamela Moses for taking the initiative to sponsor the competition.
Gilbert said after weeks of inclement weather he was happy that they were finally able to bring the 2017 tournament to an end.
In his opinion, the tournament was a good one in the sense that they were able to see the return to the cricket field of players from Rose Hill and River Sallee, two villages that have not played cricket in St Patrick’s for some time. Additionally, he said they have seen a number of excellent emerging talents among the youth that has the potential to move on in the sport. Gilbert said notwithstanding that some of the senior players were not on display this year, the prospect looks good for cricket development in the Parish of St Patrick.