It started out the way it was billed—‘a big match’ and the sizeable crowd at the Grell Hull-Stevens Netball Complex on the evening of Saturday 8th June, settled down to witness what was expected to be a keen contest between Bath United and Stoney Grove Untouchables.
After all, the match was set to determine championship honours for 2013.
It started out in exciting fashion, with both teams matching each other shot for shot.
During the second quarter, Stoney Grove Untouchables went ahead by one goal but that did not last long, as Bath United reacted speedily to go ahead again.
At the end of the second quarter, the scores were interestingly poised with Bath United on 17 and Stoney Grove Untouchables on 16.
Allister Thompson called it right. He predicted that the team leading at the end of the third quarter would win the game. At the whistle the score was Bath United 30 and Stoney Grove Untouchables 21.
To make matters worse, the Stoney Grove team was forced to make some changes in the final quarter and virtually gave up the ghost. The match ended in anticlimactic fashion with the Stoney Grove team trailing badly in the end.
Queen Sybil and Aunty Shelly were the two voices leading the Bath team’s celebrations. With one match remaining, Bath United is the official champion of Netball on Nevis for 2013
1st quarter-Bath United 11 Stoney Grove Untouchables 8
2nd quarter-Bath United 17 Stoney Grove untouchables 16
3rd quarter—Bath United 30 Stoney Grove untouchables 21
4th quarter-Bath United 40 Stoney Grove Untouchables 28
In the first match that same evening, Dynamics Elite took care of Pioneers
1st quarter—Dynamics 9 Pioneers 5
2nd quarter-Dynamics 16 Pioneers 8
3rd quarter-Dynamics 19 Pioneers 10
4th quarter –Dynamics 25 Pioneers 13
The final match in the tournament will be played on Wednesday 12th June when champions Bath United will engage the Ministry of Sports Development team.
The tournament will officially conclude on Saturday 15th June when all of the teams will participate in a knockout tournament which will be followed by the presentation ceremony.