ARNOS VALE, August 24, 2015 – Young Grenadian cricketer Emmanuel Stewart is still recovering from an on field injury sustained on Sunday during Grenada’s match against Dominica in the Windward Islands Senior Two Day Cricket Tournament being held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Stewart had to retire hurt from the game after receiving a blow on his helmet from a delivery off the third ball in his first over at the crease.
Speaking to Spice Isle Sports Review, Emmanuel Stewart was thankful that his injuries were not severe. “I felt like I was giving in on the team when I got hit but realizing that I couldn’t continue was good enough but I still wanted to.”
He was taken to The Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (Kingstown General Hospital) where a scan and other medical check-ups were done and released.
“Even if I’m not feeling 100% by tomorrow please God I’ll still go out there and give it my all and hopefully by the grace of God I’ll pull through” said a determined Stewart.
This incident future highlights the importance of wearing protective head gear during the game.
Grenada eventually lost that match against Dominica by 271 runs.
In their first innings, Dominica posted 152 while Grenada replied with 116.
Batting a second time the Dominicans got to 308 for 8 declared with half centuries each from Kavem Hodge (76), Kershakie Jno Lewis (70) and Liam Sebastien (52) a lead of 444 which proved too much for the Grenadians who skittled out for 73 giving their opponents a 271 run victory.
Andre Fletcher was the only batsman with a respectable score of 40.
Grenada will next play St. Lucia in their final game of the tournament starting on Tuesday.