Nice mix up on court

A local netball league has some of Cayman’s best male and female athletes going after the nets.

The Cayman Islands Netball Association Mixed League is now into its fifth week of play.

With athletes involved in basketball, flag football, football and softball it’s not a step to see that the league is one that brings many sports together.

Some of the big sporting names that can be seen on and around the court include multi-sports stars Colin Anglin, Kevin Maxwell and Eckerd McField.

For the ladies there’s softball enthusiast Molly-Ann Moore and multi-sport icon Dionne Anglin.

Matches began in mid-September and are played twice a week on Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:30pm on the netball courts at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

Last week saw First Caribbean against Unity and All-Stars against Rising Stars on Thursday and Citi up against Rawlinson and Hunter and Roma battling Ogier on Saturday.

Results from those games will be published shortly.

Most games have been very competitive with most teams posting double-digit scores and the margin of victory for most teams being around 10 points.

First Caribbean has scored the most points in a game thus far this season with 37. The lowest points total in a game was posted by CITI with 6.

Through 10 games First Caribbean is on top of the standings with an undefeated 3-0 mark. The side has been dominating on the offensive end averaging about 32 points a game.

Next in line are two other undefeated teams in Roma and All-Stars who are both 2-0. Both have done it with stringent defense, allowing around 10 points a game.

Rising Stars are just behind at 1-1. The side has much to prove as they are out-scored by their opponents an average of 19-16.

Bringing up the rear is CITI at 1-2, Rawlinson and Hunter at 1-2, Ogiers at 0-2 and finally Unity at 0-3.

Colin Anglin, who plays for Rising Stars, says he enjoys the team-work aspect of netball.

The star guard for team Shaolin in the senior men’s basketball league, Anglin also feels the mixed league can help everyone appreciate the value of team-work.

‘In netball, like in basketball, you need to have good footwork, hand-eye coordination and other important skills.

‘Netball is about real teamwork. You can’t take the ball coast-to-coast like you can in basketball. You can’t do it by yourself; in fact you can’t even advance the ball by yourself.’