Tense Win For RHT U-15
The Rose Hall Town Farfan & Mendes (RHT-FM) Under-15 team earned a tense victory over Port Mourant, with an exciting, unbroken, eight-wicket partnership, worth 18 runs, between Rohan Sookram and Surendra Kissoonlall, off 23 balls, on Sunday at the Area H ground. Surendra Kissoonlall remained unbeaten with 12 runs and Rohan Sookram a patient 4.
Stephen Lewis and Dominic Ricky also had an 18-run stand in six overs. Isaiah Brijadder scored 15 runs. Bowling for Port Mourant, A. Poonoo took three for 15 and G. Jallin two for eight. Ian Nunes top scored with 19 runs while Jallim struck 13 runs for Port Mourant. Bowling for RHT-FM, Sharma Sukhdeo took 3 for 12 off 6 overs and Ryan Ramdass 2 for 12 and Shawn Pereira 2 for 15.
The RHT-FM received the beautiful Eric Lewis memorial trophy and $25,000 while each player received a winning medal. Port Mourant received $12,000 and a runner-up trophy. Sharma Sukhdeo received $3,000 for his 3 for 13, which also earned landed him the “Man of the Match” title. Other awards were for the “Most Disciplined Player” (Loydel Lewis), “Best Fielder” (Isaiah Brijadder) and the “Best Partnership” (Ian Nunes and Rohan Sookram).
A press release said that the match was in honour of the late Eric Lewis, an outstanding resident of Rose Hall town, who was a contractor and community worker. It was sponsored by his sons Joseph and Peter Lewis, who are businessmen.
Club secretary Hilbert Foster, at the presentation, ceremony urged the young cricketers to be disciplined at all times and to work as hard as the late Eric Lewis did in his lifetime. He challenged them to stay in school and obtain an education.
Sponsor Joseph Lewis noted that cricket was his father’s passion and called on the players to take advantage of the opportunity presented to them and to strive to become the next West Indies Test players.