Sports — 08 February 2013 — by Dwight Gabb, BNCA Vice President

Tue. Feb. 5, 2013

The Belize National Cricket team played their first game in the (ICC) International Cricket Council’s Americas Division Two Tournament, which is being held in Nassau, Bahamas. Team Belize batted first with a score of 116 runs with loss of nine wickets. Conway Young top scored for team Belize; he batted 34 runs, and Mykelt Anthony batted 12 runs. Mykelt Anthony and Keve Flowers both took four wickets for Belize.

Panama beat Belize by a score of 118 runs for 6 wickets in nineteen overs….

Wed. Feb. 6, 2013

…Team Belize took the field and held Bahamas to a score of 149 runs in twenty overs. Belize took to bat but was only able to muster 86 runs all out in 14.5 overs, with Herbert Banner batting 19 runs and Jermaine Pook 14 runs. Kenroy Roca and Dirk Sutherland took two wickets each for Belize…

Thurs. Feb. 7, 2013

…Team Belize took the field first again today and held Turks and Caicos Islands to a score of 142 runs in twenty overs. Belize took to bat and started at the score with a good partnership between Conway Young, 42 runs not out, and Howell Gillett, 26, to make the win attainable. Conway Young and Andrew Banner, 6 runs not out, finished the score at 19.1 overs with a total score of 145 to beat the Turks and Caicos Islands. Andrew Banner took three wickets and Mykelt Anthony took two wickets in the bowling.

Belize faces Argentina on Saturday in its final game in the tournament.

Team Belize returns home on Sunday.

We would like to send our supporters back home a very big heartfelt thank you!

(Ed. Note: Congrats on the first victory, guys! Let’s make it two in a row. Go, Team Belize!)

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