December 9, 2008

Turks and Caicos Islands

Police triumph in game of the season

Martin Williamson

On November 22, the Delicious Dishes sponsored Jamaica All Stars battled K's Tires Guyana Jaguars. After winning the toss and deciding to bat, The Jamaica All Stars could only secure a meager 121 runs all out off 26 overs. The Guyana Jaguars' bowling attack was enhanced by Beesham Bhagwandash. In what seemed to be a disastrous start for the Jaguars after losing early valuable wickets, their hopes were resurrected by the superb performance of veteran and former member of the police team Terrence Thomas. Final score –Jam .All Stars 121 all out from 26 overs and Guyana Jaguars 122 for 6 off 19.1 overs.

On November 23 , the Atlas Electrical Jam Turk team faced off with last season's champion, the St. Lucian Hitters, sponsored by the TCI Bank. The final score Jam Turk -209 for 8 off 30 overs and St. Lucian Hitters 184 all out off 27 overs. Guyana Jaguars winning

A comfortable 58 by Carlton Benjamin and an unbeaten 50 not out from Glen Campbell was enough to propel the Atlas Electrical sponsored Jam Turk team to their second consecutive win when they beat the Masters by 104 runs on Saturday November 29. Final score – Jam Turk-229 for 4 and Masters 125 all out.

The November 30 match was dubbed the game of the season in so far as spectators and players alike had to hold their breath as they watched an exciting competitive game between new comers Seven Stars and the Police in the fifth game of the season. Final score Police 257 for 4 off 30 overs and Seven Stars in reply -231 all out off 27.5 overs. The Police won by 26 runs.

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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