With the Stanford 20/20 cricket tournament approaching in January, Cayman’s hopefuls are fully focused on making that trip to Antigua.
One of the prime candidates is Alistair Ifill who picked up an armful of trophies at the Police end of season boat dance recently. He was in action again for West Bay in a Division Two game on Saturday and could not put bat or ball wrong. A thunderous unbeaten 89 contributed to West Bay’s 175-6 at the Smith Road Oval against Caledonian who were in trouble from the start of their innings. They managed to limp to 78 all out with Ifill taking a couple of wickets with his tricky medium pace.
He didn’t play in the inaugural Stanford tournament in Antigua last year but is firmly in the frame this time round. The 27-year-old all rounder will be playing for a Cayman Select side against visitors Bahamas this weekend. All three matches start at 10.30am and on Friday the action is at the Jimmy Powell Oval in West Bay and Saturday’s and Sunday’s games are at Smith Road Oval.
‘I didn’t get selected for Stanford 20/20 last time so I’m looking forward to it, if I’m picked,’ Ifill said. ‘I’ve been training hard. The players who went had a lot of fun and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I hope to do the same. I’m in good form right now. I enjoyed making my runs and taking a couple of wickets and I’m looking forward to the international games against Bahamas.’
Cayman’s 20/20 team that played in Antigua was featured on Cayman TV last week, with star batsman Pearson Best being interviewed.