ST PATRICK’S, July 13, 2015 – Hermitage defeated Old Boys by five wickets to win the 2015 St. Patrick Cricket Council T20 knockout tournament sponsored by Anthony Boatswain last weekend at the River Sallee playing field.
Old Boys were dismissed for 130 in 18.2 overs with Wavel Benjamin and Oskey Barry top scoring with 33 and 17 respectively. Pick of the bowlers was Yadan Charles 4 for 29 off 4 overs and West Indies cricketer Devon Smith who bagged 3 for 24 in four overs.
In reply Hermitage got to 135 for 5 in 14 overs. Deandre Smith (36) and Michael Purcell (28) were the top scorers while Jester Alexander was pick of the bowlers with figures of 3 for 39 off 4 overs.
National Under 15 player Deandre Smith from the club Hermitage walked away with the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for his four catches, two stumpings and 71 runs throughout the tournament. He also won the award for most promising wicket keeper.
Other awardees were Kelvin Thomas from Mt. Rich for the most runs (182) and Nyron Belfon (Old Boys) for the most wickets (17).
The tournament featured seven teams from St. Patrick and one from St. Mark as there is no competition in the parish because of work being done on the Alston George Park.
Speaking to Spice Isle Sports Review, President of the St. Patrick Cricket Council Norman Gilbert says the tournament was very successful this year. “We had good performances from many of the players especially the young players including our tournament MVP who is a national U15 player. Coming out of this tournament, we noticed that there is need to play more cricket in the parish and we need to look at a developmental programme for our younger players.”