Village Cricket returns to Stubbs
February 8, 2013

Village Cricket returns to Stubbs

After an absence of 10 years, the Stubbs Village Cricket competition has returned to the Stubbs Playing Field.{{more}}

Through the efforts of the South East Development Inc, the rebirth of the competition occurred last Sunday, and was christened the National Lotteries Authority SEDI Stubbs Inter-Village 20/20 Cricket competition.

Six teams have thus far have indicated that they would be part of the competition, and participated in the march past and opening ceremony.

In are “Back Lash”, “Mix up Moods”, “Glamorgan Combined”, “Village Young Future Stars”, “St Clair Dacon Secondary School” and “Top Guns”.

Organisers have however left the doors open for others to come in and partake.

The opening ceremony heard brief addresses from President of SEDI Rosita Snagg; President of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association Julian Jack and acting Manager of the National Sports Council Cecil Charles.

Snagg implored the players to make discipline their watchword in their quest to be the top team in the competition.

Jack supported Snagg’s call and also asked players to take the competition seriously and strive to play at the highest level, as cricket could be an economic game-changer for them.

Meanwhile, Charles called on the users of the facility to treat it as their own, by taking care and assisting wherever possible in its upkeep.

A 15/15 exhibition match which followed the opening ceremony saw Dave Stapleton XI defeating Basil Andrews XI by 41 runs.

Batting first, Dave Stapleton XI scored 150 for 6 after 15 overs, with Dwane Richards striking 62 and Timothy Warne, 23.

Romario Bibby snared 3 for 37 and Azim Richards, 2 for 18.

In response, Basil Andrews’ XI was sniffed out for 109, with Andrews himself the topscorer, with 25.

Bowling for Stapleton’s XI, Timothy Warner had 2 for 11 and Ray Charles took 2 for 16.

Whilst the competition is primarily for villagers of Stubbs and its environs, provisions allow for four “outside” players.

The competition begins in earnest this Saturday. Matches will be played only on weekends – one on Saturdays and two on Sundays. (RT)