History was created at the ET Willet Park on the evening of Wednesday 2nd October, during the ongoing tape ball cricket series, hosted by the Sports Department and sponsored by the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis.
On that night, in match two, Rawlins engaged neighbours Easterns and the crowd was treated to some extreme brutality in cricket, never before witnessed at the historic venue.
Rawlins won the toss and elected to bat first and opened the innings with Carlon Smithen and Jelani Manners.
What transpired next can only be described as ASSAULT and BATTERY.
The pair and especially Carlon Smithen proceeded to hit the ball to all parts of the Park and it literally rained sixes and fours.
When the ten allotted overs were completed, much to the relief of the Eastern bowlers, the Rawlins team had amassed the unbelievable total of 184 without loss, with Carlon Smithen getting an unbeaten 133 and Jelani Manners 40 not out.
Add to that the fact that the Easterns men, in their confused state, also dropped a number of catches, the crowd was well and truly entertained.
When the umpires were coming off at the end of that innings, someone was heard to ask them, if they were going to report the matter to the Police!
In response, the Easterns team was off to the worst possible start, as Hobson went for a first-ball duck.
Sabastien Manners hit a few lusty blows of his own, but it was a quest in futility, as the Easterns team eventually succumbed at 84 all out, in the 10th over.
The action in the league continues at the ET Willet Park tomorrow Saturday 5th October, with two more matches:
At 5.30 pm All-stars will play against Highlights Int and at 7.01 pm SDA Jets will engage the marauding Rawlins team-if they are brave enough to show up…