Sports — 07 August 2015
Sunrise tells Easy Does It, “Hold on; we will play THREE.”

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Aug. 5, 2015–The Belize National Cricket Association takes this opportunity to thank our sponsors, Belikin and Smart, for their kind contributions in this year’s cricket competition. We thank you so much.

Under the auspices of the Belize National Cricket Association, the Harrison Parks Cricket Competition 2015 continued over the weekend with a game played at Lords Bank between Sunrise and Easy Does It. It was the second of a best-of-three games match-up in the semifinals. Easy Does It had won the first, and, as previously stated, Sunrise would try to even things up. And that is what they did, under the strong determination of captain Garrett Joseph and the strong and brilliant bowling of Zaggi.

Easy Does It took to bat first, and stumps fell in this order: 1 for 21; 2 for 53; 3 for 54; 4 for 54; 5 for 67; 6 for 80; 7 for 82; 8 for 83; 9 for 99; and 10 for 103. Kenroy Reynolds top scored with 24 for Easy Does It, while Zaggi took 6 powerful wickets, including that of Warren “Bom Jones” Anthony, a very good batsman. This score might seem big to the Easy ones, but Sunrise was not going to give up that easily, knowing that if they lose, it means it will be over for them till next year.

After a short lunch break, the fight continued. Stumps started to fall in this order: 1 for 28; 2 for 28; 3 for 73; 4 for 73; 5 for 74; 6 for 75; 7 for 94; the next two batsmen pushed the score to the winning mark of 107.  In that inning, Cornel Brown top scored with 35 for Sunrise, while captain Kenroy Reynolds took 3 wickets for Easy Does It. (Cornel Brown, from the season started, has scored 411 runs.)

This win by Sunrise forced a tie breaker that will be played at Bermudian Landing this Saturday. The winner will go up against Wicked Eleven for the championship. These two teams, I must say, had displayed very good sportsmanship. They are congratulated. At the end of the game, while talking to Warren Anthony, he said Easy Does It today is giving Sunrise a little line, but will pull them in on Saturday. So, family and friends, cricket fans, come out and watch cricket at its best.

As I close, I, together with my wife, families and friends, and the official body of the Belize National Cricket Association send condolences to the family of Samuel Sukhnandan (Suki) who left this part of the world to be with his Maker.  May his soul rest in peace.

That’s all, till next week. Respect to and for all.

(Ed. Note: Condolences also from the sports desk to the family of Samuel Sukhnandan. Suki and his brother Joseph were our teammates a few years ago on the Highway Bombers cricket team out of Biscayne Village, under captain Terrence Sutherland. Suki was a real, real nice guy and a genuine sportsman. Rest in peace, brother Samuel Sukhnandan.)

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