Cricket: A Close Win For St Agnes

“Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it should be played…within the spirit of the game. In the event of a player …criticising by word or action the decisions of an umpire or showing dissent…the umpire shall…report…to the player’s captain, and instruct the latter to take action.”   From the Laws of Cricket preamble.

I have to admit that I had not recently read this as I never thought it would be necessary in Island cricket. But I know better now.

On a perfect day, St. Martin’s was pleased to welcome St. Agnes on Sunday afternoon 22nd July for a 25 over match. St. Martin’s won the toss and decided to bat first.

It was a day for the batsmen on both sides. The home team scored 162 for 3. A. Hodgson almost carried his bat for 59, most of that in a partnership with A. Spencer who also scored 59.

St. Agnes won the game in a thrilling finish by scoring 163 for 2 with a single on the last ball of the match.  Scott made 75 and Sam Hick 59.