Carlon Smithen needed just 9.5 overs to slam a whirlwind 103, as the Village Premier League (VPL) tournament continued at the Hard Times Playing field, on Sunday 16th April.
In front of what can only be described as a WATAKAMUS crowd (using the terms of former local village folklorist, William Archibald), Smithen slammed some 12 sixes and his partner in crime, Jacel Allen, muscled 7 more maximums, on his way to 53. The pair actually had a partnership of 153 for no loss, before Smithen fell.
Their team, the BUSH WACKERS, managed a mammoth 196 from their allotted 12 overs.
The Best Buy team in response, muscled a number of maximums of their own, on their way to what normally would have been considered a healthy score of 123, but on the day, it was far from enough.
Smithen went home much richer than when he came, as he pocketed $200.00 for scoring the first century of the league; $100.00 for the man of the match award and dinner at Sunshine’s for hitting ten sixes or more in an innings.
Just one week earlier, the Best Buy team had humbled defending champions and tournament favourites, Jah Bass team in a major upset.
Jah Bass team scored 124 and the Best buy team scored 125 for 5, to win the game.
Chief organizer of the tournament, Michael WISE Herbert is indicating that the semifinals will now be held, this coming Sunday-April 23rd.
In match one, Bush Whackers will engage Ole Skool and in match two, Beaters will take on the Jah bass team.
The grand finale is now set for Sunday April 30th when the two top teams will face off and the day is expected to be fully charged and hyped, complete with dancing girls, several DJS; music, food and drinks in galore