Cricket – St Martins Win Postponed Off-Islands Triangle Tournament

Report by Colin Daly

Sunday saw the postponed off-island triangle one-day cricket tournament.

The weather was good and the first T20 match got underway pretty much on time at 10.35am between the hosts, St. Martin’s, and Tresco.

Tresco won the toss and put St. Martin’s in to bat first. After a cautious start, T Goddard and Matt Kerrigan came together and the score romped along. When T. Goddard was out, A. Spencer joined Matt at the wicket and continued the free scoring to an overall total of 174 for 5 in the 20 overs.

Tresco went at this big total but apart from 55 from D. Hamilton, there were no high scores and Tresco’s total was 75 all out. By this time the scent of burgers was drifting across the pitch and the players enjoyed a refuelling.

A big black cloud made an unwelcome appearance but soon went away again as St. Agnes joined the scene along with a crowd of spectators from St. Mary’s including a number of their team come to enjoy the day.

The match between Tresco and St. Agnes got underway and turned out to be a narrow win for Tresco who, batting second, passed the St. Agnes total in their last over.

This left the final match between St. Agnes and St. Martin’s to decide whether it would be a three way tie or an overall win for St. Martin’s.

There was a steady start but Matt Kerrigan and A. Spencer top scored again with C. Hinds contributing a useful 24 to the team total of 190. St. Agnes struggled hard but soon fell behind the required run rate and were all out for 86. The veteran Johan Hicks, playing his 60th year for St. Agnes, was not out for one.

This left St. Martin’s triumphant in the field and the winners of the Robert Morton cup between St. Agnes and St. Martin’s. The providers of the hospitality for the day were much appreciated and it was generally thought that the triangle had been worth waiting for.