The Tape ball Cricket tournament hosted by the Youth and Sports Department, continued at the ET Willet Park on Saturday night-13th October.
In match one, Empire came up against Calypso. Empire scored a paltry 79.
However, when the Calypso team batted, they struggled from the onset and could only muster 61 all out. Adelvin Phillip took a hat trick for good measure.
Empire 79 for 7 in 10 overs:
J. Allen 19;
D. Newton 11*
D. Cornelius 3 for 18; T.
Jeffers 2 for 5; K.
Newton 1 for 14
Calypso 61 all out in 9.3 overs:
Dennis Sargeant 11;
Ev Webbe 10
Adelvin Phillip 3 for 10;
J. Allen 2 for 9;
Prentice, Simmonds and Merchant 1 wicket each
Empire won by 18 runs
Man of the match-Adelvin Phillip
In the second match of the evening, All Stars engaged Rawlins.
The All Stars team won the toss and elected to insert the Rawlins team.
Elquemedo Willet, the man after whom the Park is named, sat in the pavilion and must have been a mighty proud man.
Included in the All-stars eleven, were his sons Tonito and Akito, his daughter and Leeward Islands female all-rounder, Saneldo and his grandson (son of Tonito), Akadianto.
The Rawlins team was off to a rapid start, with Captain Carlon Smithen going like a freight train.
He hit 4 sixes and 2 fours on his way to a fire quick 34 but once he went, it’s as if someone had summoned the Liamuiga funeral services, because the procession to the pavilion became a regular feature of the innings.
Rawlins 79 for 5 in their allotted 10 overs.
The All-stars team sent a strong message to the opposition teams, they knocked off the runs as if they had a plane to catch, in just 6.2 overs and did not require the assistance of the renowned Tonito Willet.
Rawlins 79 for 5:
Carlon Smithen 34;
R. Solomon 13*
Jaden Carmichael and Trishawn Francis 1 wicket each
All stars: 82 for 2 in 6.2 overs:
Jamie Cornelius 45*;
Tijari Clarke 14*;
J. Tyson 13
R. Solomon 1 for 9
All stars won by 8 wickets
Man of the match-Jamie Cornelius
The next round of matches will be played on Wednesday 17th October when GT United at 4.30 –will play against Rawlins and this will be followed by what is expected to be a cracker, when SDA Jets takes on All stars.