Another in the exciting series of franchise Cricket games, being coordinated by the Nevis Cricket Association and sponsored by NAGICO, was played at the ET Willet Park on Sunday 26th May.
The Highlights Hawks won the toss and sent the Empire Eagles into bat first.
At 86 for 5, it was logical to assume that they had made the right move.
Enter, Kezron Archibald.
Fresh from his studies in Jamaica, the all-rounder pummeled the bowling to all parts of the ground, hitting 5 fours and five sixes in the process.
He was ably assisted by Alvin Hadyalal who scored a more sedate 46.
For sure, 225 was a competitive score.
The Highlights Hawks in response, lost wickets regularly and despite the fact that some of the batsmen got good starts, they were unable to complete the job at hand—193 all out.
Summarized scores: Empire Eagles 225 all out:
Kezron Archibald 73;
Alvin Hadyalal 46
Nelson Boland 2 for 17;
Hakeem Harvey 2 for 21;
Javani Tyson 2 for 48;
Malik Wallace 2 for 31;
Leachim Phipps 1 for 30;
Jamie Cornelius 1 for 55
Empire Eagles: 193 all out:
Andre Browne 34;
Nelson Boland 26;
Shevon Jeffers 23
Adelvin Phillip 4 for 49;
Tewan Prentice 2 for 36;
Tijari Clarke 1 for 12;
Akito Willet 1 for 38
Empire Eagles winning by 32 runs
Next round of matches:
Saturday 1st June-Highlights Hawks v All-stars Flamingos at 12 pm at the ETW Park
Sunday 2nd June- Empire Eagles v Pioneers Sparrows at 12 pm at VOJN
Saturday 8th June-Finals-1st place v 2nd place at 12 pm at the ETW Park