Prison and Welly’s are cricket’s big winners

The local cricket season has recently ended and there are two new division winners.

Prison cricket club were the division 1 winners while Welly’s International Cricket Club (ICC) won division 2. Prison had 47 points by season’s end with a record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 1 tie. Meanwhile, Welly’s ICC had 50 points with a record of 10-2-0.

‘Prison was the best unit this season. They came together at the start of the season, played well and continued their good form throughout. Meanwhile Welly’s won convincingly. They beat almost everyone,’ says national coach Theo Cuffy.

Both teams ran away with their divisions. Second-place finishers were no less than 8 points behind.

‘There were good performances from other teams. Greenies and Environmental All-Stars are two that come to mind,’ Coach Cuffy said.

Matches were played at various cricket pitches on Cayman. Division 1 games were held at the Jimmy Powell and Smith Road Ovals on Saturdays and Sundays. Division 2 games were held on those grounds as well as John A Cumber Primary School and Cayman Brac High School.

The annual knock-out tournament will not be held at the usual time this year. The island’s major cricket pitches are being used for national team preparation for the Stanford 20/20 tournament. The tournament is scheduled to be held later this year.

Coach Cuffy was very much content with the way the season went and says next year promises to be even better.

‘I’m extremely pleased with the way the season went. There were outstanding games in both divisions.

‘Plus, next season promises to be more exciting than this year. The dynasty of By-Rite [division one’s perennial winners] is threatened. Everybody has been making progress and it’s anyone’s game.’