The Division 2 T20 cricket final produced an unexpected result at the Smith Road Oval over the weekend.
JJ’S completed a remarkable run in the tournament by defeating SOL Cubs on Saturday.
JJ’S finished last in league Division 2 games so were theoretically the weakest team in the Cayman Islands – yet they did not play like that. Batting first, JJ’S lead by Garth Bryan and veteran Pearson Best scored 156 runs.
It was the consistent bowling from JJ’S that limited SOL Cubs to 150 and victory by 6 runs. Another veteran, Franklin Hinds, took 3 wickets for the champions JJ’S.
Bryan was man of the match in a game SOL Cubs were expected to win comfortably considering they finished second in the league and had the likes of national players Kevin Bazil, Ainsley Hall and Darren Cato in the side. Omar Willis was unable to play for the Cubs due to work commitments.
JJ’S defeated Greenies Too, Cayman Brac before SOL Cubs to capture the T20 title.
Theo Cuffy, Cayman’s technical director, said, “T20 matches are short and different. The experience of Pearson and Franklin assisted greatly in this competition.”