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It’s Back Street and Molineux in finals of ‘Boys on the Ground’ James Harris T20 Cricket League

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Published 22 October 2018

Buckie Got It, St. Kitts and Nevis News Source

It’s Back Street and Molineux in finals of ‘Boys on the Ground’ James Harris T20 Cricket League

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, October 22, 2018 (PLP PR Media Inc.) — When finals of the ‘Boys on the Ground’ James Harris T20 Cricket League are held on Sunday October 28, it will be Back Street of Mansion coming up against Molineux.

In the last of the playoffs on Sunday October 21 at the Mansion Cricket Stadium, Back Street came up against Lodge in the first game. The Mansion team (Back Street) sailed into the finals by beating the visitors from just across the ridge by 41 runs. The small but appreciative crowd left the venue not a very happy lot, as the second match did not take place.

Front Street Limers of Mansion have been named ‘charity givers’ having last week handed over two easy points to Back Street, after failing to raise enough players. On Sunday October 21 Limers once more handed another two points this time to Molineux, who have now sailed into the finals, as they did not demonstrate any semblance of wanting to assemble a team.

The only playoff match that took off was reduced to 15 overs as it started rather late, and there was no knowing that the next match would not take off. Lodge won the toss and put Back Street in to bat. The match was umpired by Tynetta McKoy and Thelma Gumbs, while the scorer was Nigel Browne.

Not deterred by the decision to put them in to bat, Back Street batted with confidence and made 100 runs from their allotted 15 overs. Kevin Hanley made 37 and Bernard Liburd 29 runs. Bowling for Lodge Leslie Thompson, Valentine Anthony, Keithly Gaskin and Jaheel ‘Peewee’ Clarke picked up one wicket each.

In the Lodge batting, they made 59 runs for six from their 15 overs, with national player Jaheel ‘Peewee’ Clarke making 20, and Craig ‘Hammer’ Benjamin making 11 runs. Bowling for Back Street, Jamey Henry took two for 14, and Noval McCall, Emerson Davis and Kevin Hanley picked up one wicket each. Back Street won by 41 runs.

At the end of the playoffs, Back Street and Molineux shared the top position with five points each, followed by Lodge who had two points, while Front Street Limers had no point.

According to John Palmer, coordinator of the ‘Boys on the Ground’ James Harris T20 Cricket League, the final match between Back Street and Molineux which promises to be an exciting one, will be played at the same venue at 2:00 pm on Sunday October 28.


Pix captions:

1: Noval McCall of Back Street bowling to Craig Benjamin of Lodge. Wicketkeeper is Glen Rogers while on the non-strikers end is Jaheel Clarke of Lodge. Umpire is Thelma Gumbs.

2: Batsman Jaheel ‘Peewee’ Clarke of lodge strikes a ball bowled to him by Gary Rogers. Wicketkeeper, ready for any eventualities, is Glen Rogers. Umpire is Tynetta McKoy.

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