PRESS RELEASE – The Celebrating Champions celebrations concluded at the Belair playing field last Saturday when the Sammy Lions rolled in to oppose the Jono Cobras in a T20 festival match organized by the South Castries Cricket Association in collaboration with West Indies duo Darren Sammy and Johnson Charles.
Despite the uninvited showers prior to the start of play, the fair sized crowd was treated to some exciting cricket led by Lions batsman Stephen Naitram who spanked an undefeated 73 which included some 9 sixes. Alleyene Prosper of the Cobras also clouted 58 which included 5 maximums. Sammy returned figures of 4/23 for his team while Charles captured 2/14 for his team.
A total of 25 sixes and 17 fours were hit in the entire match.
Jono Cobras – 166 (Alleyne Prosper 58,Johnson Charles 37, David ‘Shakes’ Christopher 14, Kenson Casimir 11, Tenneyson Glasgow 10, Sammy 4/23, Dr. Atef Daniel 2/20, Nerissa Crafton 1/6, Coaks 1/27, Scady 0/24)
Sammy Lions – 167/7 (Stephen Naitram 73, John Eugene 27, Johnson Charles 2/14, Patrick Clark 1/16)
In the brief post match presentation, the gathering was addressed by President of the South Castries Cricket Association – Bryan Calixte, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of sports- Dr, Anthony George and West Indies players Sammy and Charles.
The two West Indies players took the opportunity to thank the sponsors as well as the fans for turning out to support the event and also presented a quantity of gear to the South Castries Cricket Association.
Forestiere Catahars are the 2016 South Castries Cricket Association Lotteries T20 Champions. The Catahars defeated the New Park Lions by 8 wickets in the final on Monday at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Ground. Forestiere’s victory was due largely to the efforts of batsmen Tarrick Gabriel 53 and captain Stephen Naitram’s undefeated 32 as well as Travis John and Kyle Constantine who took 3 wickets each.
Earlier the New Park Lions were restricted to 108/9 in 15 overs. Johnel Eugene and Malcolm Monrose both stroked 20.
National Lotteries Chairman – Michael St Catherin was on hand to address the gathering as well as present the winning cheque, medals and trophy to new champions Forestiere. Vice President of the South Castries Cricket Association- Hensely Paul also delivered brief remarks on behalf of the association.