Cricket: Hound Cup

Tresco cricket pitch

Report by Colin Daly

The Hound Cup, which took place on Sunday 8th July, has become a popular annual fixture played on Tresco.

It is named in memory of an incident in history when some players returning from Tresco to St Mary’s were drowned when their gig was caught in a storm.

The teams are St. Mary’s and a mixed off-island team.

St. Mary’s won the toss and put the off-islanders in to bat first. Matt Kerrigan got things off to a bright start with a rapid 17 before being caught going for the big hit.

Dave Hamilton was the top scorer with 26, including a six, before also being out in a similar manner.

The fast bowling of Joe Badcock and Kane Goddard slowed the scoring and wickets fell steadily until the off-islanders were all out for 84.

After some excellent refreshments, St. Mary’s started their innings carefully and some front line batsmen were caught out in a sparkling performance by wicket keeper John Taylor who seemed able to dive any distance to make a catch.

So hope took hold in the off-islanders hearts that an impossible victory might be possible, just as the hopes of the nation were high in SW19.  But Mark Twynham broke their hearts with some big hitting, which gave him a score of 33 that set St. Mary’s on course for victory.

This was finished off by K. Goddard’s 23 not out.

We look forward to next year, and more immediately to next Sunday, for the double wicket contest on St. Martin’s.

Any player interested in this contest should contact Joe Morton on 07880808541.