Photo Caption: St. Kitts U20 vs Nevis U20 at Warner Park St. Kitts, Saturday 8th September, 2018, (sourced photo – thg)
By: Staff Writer
It has been said that cricket is a game of glorious uncertainty; Saturday this proved true when the St. Kitts U20 team engaged their Nevisian counterparts at Warner Park. St. Kitts won the encounter by just two runs in a nail biting finish.
St. Kitts having won the toss, elected to bat first and were in early trouble. The Nevisian bowling attacked struck early. At one point St. Kitts were 53/7.
An exciting knock from Rashid Eddy saved the day for St. Kitts. According to local sports writer, Curtis Morton:
“He took a particular liking to the off spin of Trishawn Francis and proceeded to blast him over the straight boundary, not once, not twice, but four emphatic times.”
Eddy’s knock of 38 ensured St. Kitts got to a competitive total. They made 103 in 19.3 overs.
Nevis was off to a rocky start with the loss of Ross Powell. However, they recovered nicely with Jamie Cornelius and Shelton Forbes before wickets started tumbling. Nevis were 73-4 when an update on the match was provided.
The St. Kitts spinners brought their team back into game.
The Nevis team buckled under pressure. At 99-8, one over remaining 5 runs needed, it was anybody’s game,
St. Kitts won by two runs.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Sports, Hon Shawn Richards was in attendance. He presented medals, trophies and cash prizes to both teams and outstanding players.