Prison guards Smith Road Oval

The cricket season may be over but the champions are keeping active.

The Prison Service cricket team will host an invitational cricket game Sunday.


Division One champs Prison will be in action. Photo: File

Prison is this year’s winners of the division one cricket league.

They defeated last year’s champion Police in an epic contest in mid-July.

Smith Road Oval in George Town played host to that struggle and will serve as the site of the invitational match.

Prison will take on an Esso invitational team in a 40 overs match beginning at 12noon.

The public is urged to attend as food and refreshments will be on sale.

As Team President Alton McDonald says, the game will serve as preparation and a fund-raiser for an upcoming tournament.

‘It will provide good competition and preparation for the upcoming Triangular cricket tournament. Since our last division one match when we were crowned champion we have not played as a team.

‘We would like also to provide some good entertaining cricket for the fans.’

The Triangular tournament will see Cayman taking on prison staffs from Bermuda and Jamaica 20-28 September 2008.

The competition started in November 2002. At that time Prison played a series of games against the Jamaica Correctional Service cricket team.

The aim then was to strengthen the links between the two prison services and develop camaraderie among prison staff.

Since then Bermuda has joined in to widen the tournament to three teams.

The tournament moves to a different territory each year and now includes a training segment.

Cayman Prison Service last hosted the tournament in September 2007.

According to McDonald the competition is a success that only boosts local cricket further.

‘We staged a magnificent tournament which was quite entertaining and competitive. We are now looking forward to continue the rich tradition of participating and representing the Cayman Islands with distinction in this highly acclaimed tournament.

‘As the new champion of the Cayman Islands Cricket Association division one competition we are aiming to not only represent the Cayman Islands but to reclaim the title as the champion in this regional competition.’

For more information contact Alton McDonald at 916-9149.