Rain Has Final Say In Final Preliminary Round Of Tape Ball League

According to the Met office, a mid to upper level trough, affecting the Leeward islands, was the culprit that had the final say, as the Youth and Sports Department/Development Bank sponsored Tape Ball Cricket league, went into its final round, over the weekend.

The league which is nicely poised, saw the two scheduled matches for the evening of Saturday 3rd November, completely rained out, due to persistent showers throughout the day.

The matches were hastily rescheduled to the following day Sunday 4th November.

The weather held fine all day and allowed the pitch and the general Park area to dry out.

Highlights came up against Rawlins, in the much anticipated bottom of the table clash, with both teams on zero points.

Rawlins won the toss and elected to bat against a depleted looking Highlights team, which comprised of at least four players below age 12 and with one of them looking as if he was not even five years old as yet!

Rawlins started sluggishly, with main striker, Carlon Smithen, inexplicably absent, but crawled up to an eventual and competitive 93 for 4, with extras making a significant addition to the total.

As soon as the players took the break to prepare for the Highlights’ innings however, it would appear as if the rain took the cue, because almost immediately, it started raining cats and dogs at the ET Willet Park.

Chief Coordinator of the league, Brian Dowe, has indicated that the action will resume at the ET Willet Park (weather permitting), this coming Wednesday 7th November with the Highlights team making its reply and then Empire and SDA Jets will face off in a crucial match which will effectively determine placements in the top four teams.

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