ANTIGUA WINS MASTERS TOURNAMENT
The Leeward Islands Masters Annual Cricket Tournament was held in Anguilla May 24-27 at two locations: the Ronald Webster Park and the Sandy Ground Ball field. The participating teams were Antigua, St. Kitts, Thomas, St. Croix and Anguilla.
The Antigua Team won the first place and the championship trophies. The St. Croix Masters Teams placed second in the tournament and was awarded the trophy for that position. Both teams were also presented with monetary gifts.
In addition to winning the first place trophies, the Antigua/Barbuda Masters took a clean sweep of all the outstanding individual awards: Best Wicket Keeper; Most Outstanding Fielder; Best Batsman; Best Bowler (with 15 wickets);Most Valuable Player (with 210 runs); and the MVP of the Finals (the person who transformed the game in the opinion of the officials).
Anguilla Masters won the trophy for the Best Disciplined Team.
President of the Anguilla Masters Cricket Association, Calvin Hughes, said that originally there were to have been eight teams participating in the tournament, but the number subsequently fell to five. He was grateful to all the players, spectators and other persons who had contributed to the success of the tournament and looked forward to next year’s match.
The awards ceremony was presided over by Alkins Rogers. He was particularly pleased with the support from “the ladies of the tournament” who travelled with the teams, from Anguilla and the other islands, over the years.