By: Curtis Morton
At one point in the encounter, the Empire Cricket team seemed to be in a position to take full points in their match versus Highlights. However, an exciting partnership between Xavier Cornelius and Theron Bussue, halted any further thoughts of an outright win and Empire had to settle for first innings honours.
The match was played at the ET Willet Park between Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May.
Earlier the Empire centurions from last week, in Kejel Tyson and Andre Browne, both struck half centuries but failed to carry on.
Theron Bussue for the Highlights team, had a great match with both bat and ball and captain Ian TOMBO Byron looked quick in short bursts.
Summarized scores: Highlights 173 all out: Theron Bussue 43; Winston Pemberton 33; Nigel Browne 22*
Justin Athanaze 4 for 46; Nelson Boland 2 for 31
Empire 269 all out: Andre Browne 67; Kejel Tyson 55; Wasim Mintos 42 and Justin Athanaze 34
Theron Bussue 5 for 40
Highlights 171 for 5: Xavier Cornelius 79; Theron Bussue 61*
Tewan Prentice 2 for 20
Match drawn—Empire getting first innings points