ASCO cricketers get greater incentives to perform
February 4, 2014

ASCO cricketers get greater incentives to perform

Players from the Ashburton Sports and Cultural Organization (ASCO) cricket team have had the ante upped, as they go into the 2014 National Lotteries Authority premier division of the national cricket competition.{{more}}

Thanks to the sponsor Carl Joseph Law Firm, any member of ASCO who scores a century will get $150 and $300 for a double century, and $150 for any bowler with seven wickets or more in an inning and the same amount for a bowler taking ten wickets in a match.

These proposals out stretch that of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association, which offers $100 per achievement.

The man himself, Carl Joseph, made this disclosure last Thursday at a brief handing-over ceremony at the firm’s offices, for awards promised for last year’s National Lotteries Authority T-20 competition.

Set out to have its own internal rewards, five players from ASCO were the recipients of the incentives.

Newly installed captain Desron Maloney pocketed $500 as a result of his three fifties ($50 per fifty) and three wickets ($50 per wicket for three wickets or more) haul along with scoring the most runs for the team ($100). Maloney therefore copped the best all-rounder prize of $100.

Former team captain Andre Hunte earned himself $250. Hunte gained $100 for taking the most wickets for ASCO and had three – three-wickets-or-more takings.

Others to pocket monies were Deron Greaves, Kelshun Da Silva and Darius Martin.

Greaves notched up two half centuries – $100, with Da Silva gaining – $50 for his lone half-century and Martin had one three-wicket haul.

ASCO was promoted to the premier division in 2011, after winning the First Division in 2011. (RT)