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Trinidad team win ‘Bring Six’

Wayne Holder

Trinidad team win ‘Bring Six’

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Close and exciting finishes were the order of the day when the inaugural Bring Six And Come Regional Cricket Competition climaxed at the Victor Houston Sports Complex, Meadow Road, Wildey, St Michael, on Whit Monday.
The three-day six-a-side tourney which bowled off last Saturday with eight teams vying for the $4 200 in prize money, was brought to a riveting conclusion when Trinidad and Tobago’s WC Wanderers triumphed over their highly-fancied compatriots Powergen in a tense final match.
Wanderers, who prevailed by a mere two runs to edge the locally-based Guyana team, GT Massive, in the second semi-final, got home by seven wickets with four balls remaining in the final over after being set 53 runs for victory.
Powergen, featuring Trinidad and Tobago national players Samuel Badree and Gibran Mohammed were also given a close run by local favourites Veterans, who fell short by a mere single runof the target set by the “Trinis” in the opening semi-final.
In the championship match, watched by a buoyant bank holiday crowd, Wanderers fell behind the asking rate in the early part of the chase but successive sixes in the penultimate over and another “maximum” off the second delivery of the last over by opening bat Ed Nicholson (28 not out) sealed the upset win to earn the “champs” the $2 500 first prize.
Tournament coordinator, parliamentarian Hamilton “Hammie La” Lashley expressed satisfaction with the execution of the “first-time experiment” and promised an improved event come next year.