The past Whit Holiday weekend saw the hosting of a cricket festival, as part of the efforts to revive the sport in the area and to re-establish the grounds as a popular match venue.
The festival was organised by the Nagico New Town Cricket Club which hosted a 20 Twenty friendly contest amongst four teams.
Those competing were Newtown, Young Guns, Veterans United, and an All Star Team.
It took the effort of a group of concerned individuals and supporters of the sport of cricket to re-establish the venue. These included Keith Arthurton, Don Farrell, Nagico Insurance, and groundsman Jabal, who helped to prepare the pitch and overall facilities for the matches.
The opening game saw The Veteran United VS Young Guns Veteran United who won the toss and batted first making, 130 for 9 off 20 overs.
Veteran United Innings
T Williams Bowled W Khan for 1
D Straun Run Out Edwards for 12
C Rogers Run Out Simmons for 15
Don Farrell B & C, W Khan for 39
I James Caught, Simmons for 01
Js Louis Not Out on 27
G Patrick Caught, Rampersaud for 03
C St Vall Bowled, W Khan for 00
K Gordon Not Out for 12
Jerellius Louis DNB
J Louis DNB
Young Guns Bowling
Wasie Khan 3 for 29 off 4
W Edwards 1 for 18 off 4
A Simmons 1 for 20 off 4
B Island 23 off 4
K Kelly 1 for 29 off 4
Young Guns Innings chasing 131 (won by 6 wickets in 15 overs)
W Edwards Caught, Williams bowler D Farrell for 25,
W Khan Caught, Williams bowler Gordon for 57,
R Bhoojraj Caught, Gordon bowler Farrell for 1,
A Simmons Not Out on 16,
B Island Run Out, Williams bowler J Louis for 15,
K Kelly Not Out on 13.
The Veteran United Bowling
J Louis 4 off 2
C Rogers 23 off 2
D Farrell 2 for 21 off 4
G Patrick 23 off 2
C St Vall 15 off 2
A Gordon 1 for 9 off 1
D Straun 11 off 1
Jer Louis 1 for 14 off 1
Umpires were Amit Mohabir and Jason Saddler.
Game 2: Nagico New Town Cricket Club Vs The All Star.
All Star won the toss and batted first; made 112 off 20 overs.
All Star Innings
G Rogers Caught, Kelly for 27
C Crook Caught, Kelly bowler J Louis for 08
R Rampersaud Bowled, G Patrick for 00
D Straun Bowled, J Saddler for 09
Glen Rogers Run Out, C Roger bowler Edwards for
A Williams Caught, C Rogers bowler J Saddlerfor
A Simmons Caught & Bowl J Saddler for 02
C StVall Run Out, W Edwards for
S Liburd Bowled, W Edwards for
l Williams Bowled, W Edwards for 1
Jerry Louis Not Out
Nagico New Town Cricket Club Bowling:
K Hanley 8 off 2
J Louis 1 for 11 off 4
G Patrick 1 for 7 off 4
K Kelly 1 for 23 off 3
J Saddler 3 for 15 off 3
W Edwards 4 for 11 off 4
Nagico New Town Cricket Club Innings, chasing 113 (win by 8 wickets in 17.4
Collin Saddler Bowled, S Liburd for 52
W Edward Caught, Rampersaud, bowler S Liburd for 27
Codville Rogers Not Out on 24
K Hanley Not Out on 04
J Louis,J Saddler, K Kelly, Amit Mohabir, Jer Louis, B Patrick were not required to bat
All Star Bowling:
Jerry Louis 17 off 3
C Crook 24 off 3
A Williams 16 off 3
S Liburd 2 for 26 off 4
C St Vall 15 off 3
Gary Rogers 12 off 1.4
Umpires were Luther Kelly and Calvin James.
In the end, the 2 successful teams were game 1 Young Guns and game 2 Nagico
NewTown Cricket Club.
Thursday 16th June, 2011 will be the start of the summer 10/ Ten with Haynes
Smith VS the Veterans United. This game is set to start at 4:10pm.