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Cricket Corner – Some strong muscles getting weak

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Mar. 4, 2020

Hello to all cricket enthusiasts! 

Under the auspices of the Belize National Cricket Association, the Bowen and Bowen/Harrison Parks 2020 Cricket Competition is kicking up dust. For an acknowledgement of the past weekend matches, here we go.

Level One games on Saturday 

Bandits gobbled up Easy Does It, 52 to 199. For Bandits, Glenford Banner scored 113, and Orlando Banner took 5 wickets. For Easy Does It, J. Banner scored 28, while Garrett Banner and Kenroy Reynolds took 3 wickets each.

Excellence put a whipping on Wicked Eleven, 42 to 44 with 9 spare wickets. For Excellence, Tyrese Flowers scored 21, while Orson and Keenan Flowers took 4 and 6 wickets, respectively.  For Wicked 11, Trevor Robinson scored 12.

Pertaining to the headline, last year’s champion BDF was beaten badly by Sunrise, 117 to 118 with 6 spare wickets. For Sunrise, Zaghi Muhammad top scored with 48; Edison Parks and Phathon took 3 wickets each. For BDF, T. “Shaka” Patterson scored 33, and Jarvis Wade took 4 wickets. As for Zaghi, I’ve seen him play, and I am of the opinion that he plays the game with heart and soul. I have never seen him get into a heated argument with any decision against him on the field of play. In this match, he got hurt and came off the field. Shortly thereafter, with blood still coming from wounds he received while playing, he was still able to perform well. As afore mentioned, he top scored for his team. Hats off to you, bro!

Level One game on Sunday

On Sunday, Summer Fever put it on “Big Bad” Berlan, 141 to 142 with 3 spare wickets. For Summer Fever, Kenton Young scored 33, and George Hyde took 4 wickets. For Berlan, Satish Ranchandani scored 32. Wickets were shared by several bowlers. (That game between the two was long awaited. These two teams hail from the beautiful village of Bermudian Landing. Both teams believed that one is better than the other (my opinion). Summer Fever proved to be the better of the two. Congrats to both teams for playing professionally!

Level Two games on Saturday 

Rural Mix had a close call by Brave Union, 105 to 107 with only one wicket to spare. For Rural Mix, Marcel Nugent scored 38, while Dudley and Dwayne Hendy took 4 wickets each.
For Brave Union, Ryan Jones scored 34, and Gilbert Segura took 4 wickets.

Surprise then surprised Northern Spirit by taking them down very easily. The Spirit went to bat first, and with the strong bowling of Edward Bull, who took 6 wickets, the team could only muster 57 runs. Surprise went to bat after lunch break, and at the fall of 3 wickets it was all over. Winston Anthony scored 12. That winning game, I believe, has boosted Surprise, as they have lost all other games by some very narrow margins. Congrats, Surprise! You all got to live up to the name SURPRISE.

Western Eagles lost a very burning one to Suga Boys, 121 to 122 with the last man at bat. For the Eagles, Garrett Joseph, Jr. top scored with 24; Garrett Joseph, Sr. and Jermaine Pook took 3 wickets each. For Suga Boys, Jamie Wade scored 54 and took 6 wickets.
That’s it in a nutshell, folks.

There will be no regular matches this weekend, so enjoy your time. Who needs to do postmortem, this is the time.

9th March U15 & U19 Marathon

On Monday, 9th March, there will be a Marathon for the U15 and U19 in Landing. Awards will be given for those games. Refreshments will be served to each team with up to 14 players.

CONDOLENCES

The Belize National Cricket Association and myself send our deepest condolences to the bereaved families of Major Radford Baeza of Bermudian Landing. May his soul and all souls of the fallen soldiers rest in peace.

Have a safe La Ruta Maya weekend! With respect for all, I say Bye Bye!

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