Lions roar made Indians falter

It’s always a good feeling in achieving success. Jerry Beck the chief organiser and the most enthusiastic cricket fan on these islands was ecstatic with the British & Irish Lions victory over India in The Challenge Trophy final league match at the Smith Road Oval on Sunday.

India batted first and were limited to 80 for 5 wickets from some astute captaincy by Beck as the bowlers were rotated preventing India from building any worthwhile partnerships.

Most outstanding was the well-disguised slower ball by Ian ‘Beefy’ Goodall which bowled a set batsman and produced a now famous celebration routine of pushups. Step aside Chris Gayle! The Lions easily reached their target only losing 5 wickets.

Jamaica sealed a semi-final spot with a comprehensive victory over World Stars by 5 wickets. Although losing this match World Stars will join Cayman Islands, Jamaica and India in the semis.

In Division Two T20, Paramount have thrown the tournament wide open with an outstanding victory over Esso Cubs.

Dwayne Sanderson 48 and Leon Watson 30 not out, lead Paramount to a respectable total of 172 for 6 wickets. An excellent controlled spell from Lawrence Smith and support from the other bowlers provided Paramount with victory by 12 runs. Omar Willis 46 and Dave Holness 40 were the main scorers for Esso Cubs.

Aims Consultants produced a narrow victory in the dark against Greenies Too.

Greenies made 91 runs and Aims Consultants were 91 for 9 with Neries David playing out the last three balls and gave his team victory by the D/L system.

In the women’s league, Greenies ended the season with another big victory over Stingrays. Batting first Greenies made 135 for 3 wickets with Karen Thomas 43 and Ingrid Sherson 40 and bowled out Stingrays for 72 runs. Greenies 
won by 63 runs.

India batted first and were limited to 80 for 5 wickets from some astute captaincy by Beck as the bowlers were rotated preventing India from building any worthwhile partnerships.

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