Sports — 19 June 2015 — by Peter Young
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BELIZE CITY, Thurs. June 17, 2015–Playoff matches in the Harrison Parks Cricket Competition 2015, under the auspices of the Belize National Cricket Association, kicked off over the weekend. There were two games scheduled to be played. At Lords Bank, Western Eagles vs Sunrise was postponed due to inclement weather. At Crooked Tree, Police traveled there to play the home team, Brilliant. Brilliant took to bat first, and at the fall of the last wicket, scored 100 runs. Arturo Wade scored 27 runs for the home team, while Walton “Baby Hulk” Banner and Baronlee Clare took 4 and 3 wickets, respectively. Police went to bat, and at the fall of 2 wickets, scored 26 runs. Rain then started, and the game had to be stopped and postponed. This game will continue on Sunday, June 21, in Crooked Tree.

The games scheduled for this Saturday are: Brilliant goes to Belmopan against Police in game two. Sunrise goes to Rancho Dolores to play Western Eagles. If weather permits, these are games for fans to come out and watch.

Just to put in a little humor. It is being said by some players of Easy Does It that Western Eagles has gotten into the playoffs through the back door. They are saying that the Eagles are “back door Santa.” I’m not taking any side for any team; but I must put a warning out there. Be careful of the “back door Santa.” You might not get any presents, ‘cause of your naughty behavior. Whatever teams are in the playoffs, it is because of their input during the season.

Players are warned that their conduct is not good towards umpires. Each team needs all of you in the playoffs to be careful of suspension. All rules will be enforced accordingly.

Good luck to all! See ya next week.

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