Cricket: Annual Triangle Contest

st martins cricket pitch sign 2Report by Colin Daly

The annual Triangle cricket contest took place on a brilliant, sunny 19th July on St. Martin’s, taking the form of three T20 competitions between the three off-islands of St. Agnes’, St. Martin’s and Tresco.

The weather on the day chosen did not come about by accident. It was decided that the search for such a day should start in July but the first Sundays were not promising. The weather forecasts have been studied carefully and although the forecast for the 19th changed from day to day that given on the morning of the day looked reasonable.

Also the first match unusually did not involve the home team. The game between St. Agnes’ and Tresco got under way at 10.30am and resulted in a win for Tresco.

Lunch was taken in form of burgers in buns with a liquid refreshment becoming necessary as the temperature rose.

The second game was between St. Agnes’ and St. Martin’s. St. Agnes’ batted first and scored 110 in their 20 overs; Hugh top scored with 28 not out and Dan Goddard took 3 wickets for 7 runs.

The home team got the required runs in 19 overs for the loss of 4 wickets; Lewis Strong top scoring with 34 not out.

After a sumptuous tea the stage was set for Tresco to be overall winners if they could beat St. Martin’s.

The home team batted first but could only manage 98 for 6; J. Benson top scored with 24.  Tresco scored the required runs with overs to spare and the loss of only one wicket; D. Brown and D. Hamilton with 47no and 30no respectively.

So Tresco went home triumphant and their player Darcy voted man of the contest for his all round play. And everyone left happy with having enjoyed a day of cricket on a beautiful summers day including some of the St. Mary’s team who had come along as spectators.