Limers and Massy Girls dominated the male and female divisions of the 2017 BPTT Mayaro Windball Night Cricket League when they were crowned double champions on the last day of the season.
Having already won their respective league championship, Limers and Massy Girls powered their way to the Knockout titles when the league played off its last competition and held its presentation of prizes at the Mayaro Government Primary School Recreation Ground recently.
Batting first in the Male 12-over Knockout final against SCCL Hard Drive, Limers posted a challenging 117 runs for the loss of six wickets, with Denzil Ramphal stroking eight sixes in his top-score of 50. Hard Drive were restricted to 109 for seven off their 12 overs.
In the Female Knockout final, Massy Girls made 57/6 from their eight overs, then held Bomb Squad to 49 for the loss of three wickets, taking the title by eight runs.
The Mayaro Windball Night Cricket League has been sponsored by energy company BP Trinidad and Tobago since 1999 and was revived this year after a two-year hiatus.
Playing a major role in the administration of the league is the All Mayaro Sports Foundation, a community-based NGO which has been charged by BPTT with the responsibility of guiding and facilitating sports development in the wider Mayaro region.
Chairman of the foundation, Bartholomew “Bunny” Lynch, welcomed the return of the cricket league, noting that it served to uplift the various communities in a positive manner with friendly rivalry.
He welcomed the support of other sponsors, apart from major stakeholder BPTT, such as Shell Trinidad, Hydro Tech, National Energy Corporation, Laing and ZOR Services. Tesila Manoe, corporate assistant secretary of the foundation, thanked the various sponsors for supporting the league and congratulated the teams for their discipline and sportsmanship throughout the competitions.
Amir Mohammed, captain of Princes Town-based double champions Limers, said the longstanding holistic support by BPTT in the development of Mayaro and environs cannot be taken for granted but must be appreciated by all who benefit from the company’s social investment in the region.
“We are really grateful for the resumption of the cricket league as it helps us to bond as communities but they are also doing quite a lot in other areas. I must say we are extremely happy that Limers have been so successful this year. We will be back next year for sure,” said Mohammed.