D’Affaires and Ajuba in final
September 10, 2004
D’Affaires and Ajuba in final

If you have not been to North Leeward at all, or recently, here is an opportunity to go to Richmond, Sunday, September 12. The 2004 Vinlec Senior North Leeward Cricket title will be decided.
The finalists are defending champion D’Affaires and Ajuba One of Spring Village. {{more}}
D’Affaires secured their berth last week Sunday at the expense of their village rivals Somerset. They just had to await the winner of last Sunday’s other semifinal.
Ajuba One secured that spot with a commanding eight-wicket win over
Peto Stars. Spurred by an unbeaten
64-run third-wicket stand between Federal Jeffrey, 34, and David Porter,
33, Ajuba cruised to 118 for 2 off
18.2 overs.
Peto Stars flattered to deceive as they fell for 117 off 31 overs. Peto Stars were off to a promising start, reaching 27 before losing the first wicket.
Rohan Edwards, 21, was the leading batsman for Peto Stars, with Extras, 28, making a healthy contribution.
That total was never sufficient and Leon Samuel with a quick-fire 26 did not make things any more favourable for Peto Stars.
This final is billed by the North Leeward Sports Association as a tourism promotion venture. The Richmond Playing Field has been used owing to refurbishment of the Petit Bordel Playing field.
However, Richmond has come into its own, and is a superb alternative venue.
The final is expected to be a keen showdown. Spring from the other extreme of the North Leeward constituency has been one of the bastions of cricket and sporting ability over the years.
They will be only too keen to prove that they are worthy of being crowned champions. But they will have to overcome a resolute D’Affaires squad.
A large following from the two communities is expected to witness the match, and the off-the-field intensity will most likely match the action in the arena.
Ten teams lined up for the tournament, which opened May 2. They were divided into two Zones: A and B. The top four from each Zone advanced to quarterfinals.
Julius Anthony, speaking on behalf of the North Leeward Sports Association, expressed satisfaction with the championship. He anticipates an exciting final, and has urged sport loving Vincentians and visitors alike to use the occasion to exploit the area’s vast eco-tourism potential.
A prize-giving function is set for September 26, with the final of a Six-a-Side competition between D’Affaires and Somerset. A Vinlec representative team with former Windwards opener Dawnley Joseph will play North Leeward XI in a game before the presentation ceremony.