By: Curtis Morton
The Community Development Department on Nevis held a Cricket Festival at the ET Willett Park on Sunday May 31, 2015.
The Cricket Fes’ featured some six male teams and two female teams.
The matches were five overs a side with six players allowed per team.
After the preliminary round of matches, there were three winning teams in Charlestown Terminators; Jahbass team and a team led by Police Officer, Rohan Laborde. This created much controversy but was eventually resolved when the Jah Bass team played and won over the Laborde team and then took on the Charlestown Terminators in the finals and won quite handsomely in the end.
The Jah Bass team which comprised of Akito Willet –capt; Jason Campbell, Philo Wallace, Samuel Williams, Sherwin Woodley and Curtis Morton Sr, walked away with a cash prize of $300.00 and a trophy.
Guyanese born, Alvin received the award for the highest individual score of 41 runs and for hitting the most sixes in an innings.
Akito Willett with two outstanding performances of over thirty with the bat and an over in the finals which produced three wickets for only one run, was named as the MVP for the day.
Curtis Morton Sr also struck thirty not out in one outing, with two sixes.
For the females, the team led by Judy Morton prevailed in an exciting contest when 12 runs were required from the last over. Judy Morton was awarded as the MVP with her innings of 22 not out.
Rosie Dunrod also scored 18 and Malva Rawlins scored 14 and bagged 2 wickets.
The presentation of trophies, medals and cash prizes were made by Director of the Community Development Department, Mrs. Janet Meloney, who thanked everyone for making the venture a successful one.
The chief coordinator of the event was Laison Officer in the Department, Michael ‘Wise’ Herbert.