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Cavaliers win A.O. Shirley Shield at FLOW Cricket Finals

on Tuesday, 09 May 2017. Posted in Cricket

Cavaliers win A.O. Shirley Shield at FLOW Cricket Finals

For a while on Sunday, the 7th June 2017, it looked like the Cavaliers decision to bat first in the Final of the FLOW Superfast LTE 20/20 Premier Division, against the Royal Knights had backfired.

Reduced to 75-4 and then 100-5, the Royal Knights were in charge of proceedings, but then made the cardinal of cricketing errors by dropping catches and letting Dromar Toney of the hook.

From the perils of being dismissed cheaply, the team rebuilt with Toney joined by Aaron Baker and the next wicket only falling in the penultimate over, with the score 208. Baker (30) finally fell to a run out, but Toney remained unbeaten on 88 to close out the innings on 208-8.

The pick of the Knights bowlers, Anthony Slowly with 3-37.

In reply the Knights lost two quick wickets to set back the chase, before Richard Fredericks and Joel LaFleur put on 51 for the 3rd wicket. La Fleur fell for 22 and although the chase was always up with the required run rates, wickets tumbled at crucial times, to set up a thriller of a finish.

At 165-6 with just over 5 overs to go, it looked like the Knights would get over the line, then Murray Ollivierre ran himself out, Reno Mittzelholder was trapped in front and Jamal Mickle was out for 32, leaving the score 189 – 9 with 3 overs left.

Runs were eked out by the last pair, before Arron Baker took the crucial wicket and secured the Cavaliers victory by 7 runs.

Man, of the Match was Royston Duggins who took 5-41 to undermine the chase. He was also the leading wicket taker across the premier division.

Steve Shivprasad took most catches (7) and Joel Lafleur, both of Royal Knights, was highest run scorer (307). However, the Trophy that really mattered, the A.O. Shirley Shield, belonged firmly in the hands of the Cavaliers.

The Division One Final was also a tense affair, finally won by the Vikings, who return to the Premier League for 2018.

They beat Under the Tree by 11 runs, having decided to bat first and posted 165 all out, with Dave Pyroo top scorer, 31.

Terrence Ward and Kevin Doyley both picked up 3 wickets as Under the Tree would have been the happier team at the half way point. However, the Vikings then bowled with discipline to restrict them to 154 all out, despite a fine 62 by Emerald Prince, who was the highest run scorer in the division (369) and hit the most sixes (26) throughout both divisions to be awarded a special trophy courtesy of Karen Bobb.

Man of the Match went to Vaden Walker who finished with 3-24.

Most wickets was claimed by Shem Ellis with 13 and most catches shared between Akeem Hendrikson and Terry Nanton with 5 each.

Pancho smashes ESHS to big win over BFEC in Skeete Cup

on Friday, 27 May 2016. Posted in Cricket

Pancho smashes ESHS to big win over BFEC in Skeete Cup
 Elmore Stoutt High School beat Bregado Flax Educational Centre by 8 wickets when the BVICA launched the High School League on Thursday at Greenland Recreation Ground.

The High School League features teams from ESHS, BFEC, St George’s and Cedar School all competing in a 15 over format for the Theodore Skeete Cup.

Having been invited to bat first by ESHS captain Trent Olive, the less experienced BFEC started promisingly with Mickel Morain finding the boundary regularly before falling to the safe hands of Malik John off the bowling of Jerome Perera, for 16.

Daniel Gilford and Joshua Ramprasad did their best to support Nicholas Ramgadoo, but both lost their wickets at a crucial stage of the innings to Marcus Butler and Nathan Francis respectively.

Ramgadoo was then run out for 12 with the score on 49 and the innings wrapped up in quick fashion as Roilley Christopher grabbed two wickets to bowl out BFEC for 67 in the 14th over.

ESHS lost Butler, clean bowled by Gilford, for just 1, but Francis smashed a couple of boundaries to give ESHS the ascendancy in the run chase and with BFEC struggling to maintain control of their bowling, it was left to Olive and Kemal Pancho to steer home the team.

Pancho was in particular dominant form, hitting an unbeaten 23, including a maximum and 3 boundaries, whilst Olive played a more sedate role, finishing not out on 3.

The victory came inside 9 overs and puts ESHS in pole position for the Skeete Cup.

Vincy C.C. are FLOW Superfast T20 Champions, 2016

on Monday, 16 May 2016. Posted in Cricket

Vincy C.C. are FLOW Superfast T20 Champions, 2016

the memory of A.O. Shirley was celebrated with the most exciting FLOW Superfast T20 League Final in recent history and with hundreds of fans looking on as the Vincy C.C. lifted the Premier League Championship on Sunday 15th May, 2016 at Greenland, with a 4 wicket win over Greneda.

Asking the defending Champions to bat first the Vincy tore into the top of the batting line up, reducing them to 17-5. However Raymond Charles then began a rebuilding exercise for Greneda.

His 51 was the mainstay of what became a defendable total of 149 all out, which also included 21 from Emmanuel Charles, 22 from Conde Tala and an unbeaten 28 from Trent Belfon.

Denron Maloney finished with 4-28, Brent Defreitas 3-16 and McTair James 2-28.

In reply the Vincy seemed hell bent on throwing it all away as they slumped to 52-6, before Defreitas and Monty Butler combined to steer their team home under a setting sun and as the large Vincentian contigent began to sing and dance in celebration.

Defreitas finished with a Man of the Match winning 60 not out and Butler 41 not out.

Garry Pierre picked up 2-26 and Rodney Marryshow 2-34 for the Greneadiens who threw everything at the Vincy in an attempt to pull off what would have been a stunning victory. However the Vincy, who so very nearly were relegated in the regular season, added a fairy tale ending to the season, beating the Cavaliers, the Royal Knights and ultimately Greneda, in some style, to lift the A.O. Shirley Shield.

“I am very excited” commented Defreitas “A lot of people had written us off, but we came out today and played good cricket from the time we won the toss. We stuck to our plan and it was great that myself and Monty were there at the end to see us home.”

Richard Fredericks (339) took home the Most Runs Award, Earl Prescott and Rodney Marryshow shared the Most Wickets (14) award and Marryshow was Man of the Tournament.

In Division One

RTW duly claimed their place as not only Champions, but also as the side promoted to the Premier League next season, with a 63 run victory over Virgin Gorda United.

Batting first, RTW took advantage of some dropped catches to post 261-3, led by a magnificent 146 from Austin McDowall and an unbeaten 64 from Joel Williams.

The pair put on 148 before McDowall was out in the 20th over.

In reply VG put up a spirited run chase despite the huge target and reached 198-7, led by 45 from Stanley Joseph, 39 from Denis Allister and 37 from K. Benjamin.

Roy Caine and Curtis Jack picked up two wickets each.

Division MVP, Man of the Match, Leading Run Scorer (430) and winning Captain, Austin McDowall was pleased with the way the team had performed “everything is a result of training hard, preparing well and coming out to play our cricket”

Most Wickets (12) was shared between Kevin Sillchand and Curtis Jack

U15 Cricketers off to St Kitts for Leewards Tournament

on Wednesday, 23 March 2016. Posted in Cricket

the National Under 15 Cricket Team will be departing for St Kitts on Monday 28th March, 2016, to compete in the Leeward Islands 50 over Championship, which is being held in St Kitts and Nevis.

The Tournament includes teams from Anguilla, St Kitts, Nevis, Antigua and Montserrat as well as the BVI and will give the Boys a great opportunity to test their skills against some of the Regions more traditional power houses.

The squad includes Boys from Elmore Stoutt High School, Begrado Flax Educational Centre and Cedar International School and all have been hard at Practice for the last couple of months.

“The BVICA would like to commend the efforts of Lincoln Liburd, Anil Kumar, Gloreah Fahie, Kevin Joseph, Dwight Williams and of course Stuart Barnes for their hard work in getting the Players to the point where they can represent the Territory at such a high level competition” commented President Charlie Jackson

The Boys have been hard at practice and whilst the bringing forward of the Tournament dates caused some planning problems, are definitely excited by taking part and ready to give their all.

Following his recent trip to the BVI, Barnes, who works for Surrey County Cricket Club, in England and who more recently was with the England team at the U19 World Cup, won by the West Indies, was impressed with the talent he saw after working with the Boys on Tortola and VG “I’ve seen a lot of talent with the natural athleticism we are used to seeing on the cricket field. Skills will take a little longer to develop as it’s a learning process, but all the ingredients are there.”

The BVI begins on March 29th against Montserrat at the St Pauls Sports Complex, which is a first class ground and then face Anguilla on March 30th at the same venue. After a day off the Boys play Nevis in Nevis and conclude the Tournament back at St Pauls with a game against St Kitts before returning home on April 2nd.

The full squad includes: Daniel Gilford, Marcus Butler, Hash Banthia, Alshirban Prescott, Roiley Christopher, Steven Ganga, Jerome Perera, Joshua Cumberbatch, Valiston Guishard, Trent Olive, Nathan Francis, Kemal Pancho and Pratham Yadav

The Coaches are Charlie Jackson and Anil Kumar.

Vincy Win puts Vikings in Relegation battle

on Monday, 21 March 2016. Posted in Cricket

As the LIME Superfast T20 League continued on Sunday 20th March, the crowd were first warmed up by a scintillating batting display by Wolues’ debutant Steve Liburd and then kept on the edge of their seats by a thrilling performance by the Vincy C.C

 

In Division one, RTW maintained their push for promotion with what, in the end, was a comfortable 107 run victory over the Wolues, despite all their bowlers being put to the sword for the first 10  overs by Steve Liburd, who smashed a 41 ball century, including 8 fours and 10 sixes.

Earlier, C.Jack (57) and Sylvester Mitchel (43) compiled a 105 run opening partnership, Austin McDowal hit 49 and Orlando Olivierre smashed a quick fire 31 as RTW amassed 262.

Ruben Stoby was the pick of the Wolues bowlers with 2-29 and Anil Kumar finished with 2– 45.

Jack was named Man of the Match for his runs and also picking up 5 for 45.

With the win RTW were confirmed as Division One Champions, with four wins from four games.

The drama continued to unfold in the Premier Division when the Vincy C.C. upset the form guide, put two earlier crushing defeats behind them and stifled the Vikings charge for the Championship with a five wicket win that threw open the relegation battle to all but Grenada.

Set a below par 205 to win by the Vikings, who were indebted to 92 from Captain, Vishal Munesar (13 fours;4 sixes), but in kept in check by Earl Prescott’s 3-28, the Vincy set about the chase with a hint of imminent self destruction until Man of the Match, D. Maloney and McTair James steadied the ship.

The pair put on 63 for the fourth wicket before James fell for 39 and Maloney for 63 (9 fours; 4 sixes), to give the Vikings a sniff of victory. However, Cameron Williams (30 *) and Brent Defreitas (22*) batted sensibly to reach the target with 5 overs to spare.

“It is a great pleasure to get the win and I must credit the guys who all played so well. Maloney is a new player for us and he showed a lot of talent with both bat and ball.” Commented Defreitas

The Vincy have to play the Cavaliers next in what could well be a do or die game relegation battle

“We will take great heart from this win and will sit down as a team to plan for the Cavaliers. They seem to be low on confidence and we will have the edge over them, but will still have to come out and play positive cricket to beat them” noted Defreitas

Vikings Captain, Munesar was disappointed with the team’s performance in the field and hinted they will make changes before the next game “ we didn’t bowl well and lost our way with some dropped catches, the fielding was poor and we will have to look at our line up to see what we can do to improve”

The result means that the Vikings, the Cavaliers and the Vincy all have 3 points, with one game left to play and all three still facing the possibility of relegation, whilst the Royal Knights have 6 points and Grenada 9.

The Vikings face Grenada on Sunday 27th March, at 10.00am, knowing a win will put them safe from relegation and into the play offs, the Royal Knights are scheduled to face Grenada on April 3rd and then on April 10th, the Vincy will take on the Cavaliers, with everything at stake.

Also on Sunday 27th, at 2pm, the Wolues will be playing Virgin Gorda.

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