Cavaliers keeping an eye on the prize
August 31, 2007

Cavaliers keeping an eye on the prize

Still basking in the glory of one of their more satisfying wins two weeks ago, the Cavaliers United Club last weekend had another win as the Brooklyn Cricket League competition gets closer to the end.{{more}}

Last Sunday, August 28th, at Marine Park, they took advantage of St Lucia.

At their turn at the crease, Cavaliers made 191 in 35.3 overs, with the father and son duo of Dominic and Mark Audain leading the batting charge. The younger Dominic, originally from North Leeward, but who represented the USA in the Youth World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2005, struck 47. Dominic’s father Mark, and Bernard Charles, each got 28. Treldon Mc Millan’s 24 added to Cavaliers’ eventual total.

Thomas Peters’ 5 for 35 had St. Lucia’s best bowling figures.

In response, St Lucia could only muster 98 off 35.1 overs. The bowling trio of Mark Audain with 4 for 24, Ezekiel Williams, 2 for 4, and Ephraim Bacchus, 2 for 16, ripped through the St Lucian batting order.

This win came following the previous week’s win against one of the top teams in the competition Panthers.

Panthers, until their loss to Cavaliers, had only lost one previous encounter.

Panthers, batting first, made 169 runs all out. In reply, Cavaliers scored 156 for 7, thirteen runs short of the target, before rain interrupted play. Cavaliers, though, won by a faster run rate.

Augustine Victory, a former Sion Hill Cricket Club and St. Vincent and the Grenadines middle order batsman, topscored with 51. Mc Neil Morgan, who still plays in this country’s local competitions, and a former national and Windwards fast bowler, scored 32, and Mark Audain 20 not out.

With the Play-offs set for Sunday, September 15, Cavaliers are in fifth position in the competition. Imperial, another Vincy team, is fourth. Travel Treat took the top spot in the competition, with Punjab, a Pakistan team, tieing with Panthers for second.

The first eight teams will face off in the quarter-final stage, when it will be do or die, as it is elimination time. Cavaliers won the Knock Out phase last year.(RT)