Rain and a damp pitch had the final say as the SDA Jets and the Calypso teams showed up for a crucial match at the ET Willet Park on Tuesday.
The match was expected to be highly competitive as both teams are seeking a semi final spot in this year’s local second division competition. However, persistent showers throughout the day created a damp outfield and pitch and despite the best efforts of seasoned Grounds man ‘Jabal Tyson there were still a few damp spots on the pitch which were deemed dangerous by the umpires. The match was called off without a ball being bowled and President of the Nevis Cricket Association, Keith Scarborough has since indicated that both teams will receive one point each.
This makes the upcoming match on Thursday between the SDA Jets and Pennyless All Stars even more critical as the fight for semi final spots continues.
Meanwhile, there was no rain at Cotton Ground to prevent the start of the match between CSS and South Warriors but rain came later and washed out the game. The match started with some element of controversy with the CSS management team again leaving out the exciting Ross Powell for unexplained reasons.
South Warriors batted first and scored 103 for 7 in 15 overs. The CSS team in response was off to a rollicking start, chalking up 30 for no loss in just three overs, compliments of Saeed Williams and Philo Wallace. A heavy downpour then put an end to the game. The points from the match are still to be determined.