Phillipsburg, St. Maarten (Curtis Morton): A very exciting series of matches was played over the weekend of December 1st and 2nd.   It was the annual Luther Kelly over 35 Leeward Islands tournament, played in St. Maarten. In the grand finale between Nevis and host island St. Maarten , Nevis batted first and scored 135.

It came down to an exciting scenario with the home team requiring 3 runs to win from the final delivery bowled by Derrick Parry.  Trocard swung lustily into the onside and the batsmen hurried through for two runs—a tie! So, it came down to the super over. Trocard and Evans swung lustily at every delivery bowled by Wendell Wallace and scored from every delivery, including a crucial maximum.

When Nevis batted, surprisingly, the Tournament’s leading runs getter, Junior Mills was not sent out to bat.  Instead Nevis opened with Wendell Wallace and Merlin Liburd. The man adjudged as the tournament’s best bowler, L. Williams was very mean as he had been all afternoon and the two top batsmen managed only 5 runs from his six deliveries.  The St.Maarten fans went screaming onto the field. Their team had won in the super over.


Summarized scores: Nevis 135 for 6 in 20 overs: Carl Tuckett 58*; Junior Mills 38; Derrick Parry 18

L. Williams 1 for 11; L.Baptiste and V. Singh 1 wicket each

St.Maarten 135 for 5 from 20 overs: Evans 51; Trocard 40; Baptiste 18

Wendell Wallace 3 for 18; Frank Monzac and Earl David 1 wicket each

Super over: St.Maarten 16 without loss

Nevis 5 for no loss

St.Maarten the 2012 champions


Other matches played in the tournament:

Nevis 124 for 5 in 20 overs: Junior Mills 54; Merlin Liburd 24

Anguilla 79 for 5 from 20 overs: Terry Adams 24*; Alex Adams 13

Derrick Parry 2 for 8; Velly Maynard, Frank Monzac and Earl David 1 wicket each

Nevis winning by 45 runs

St. Maarten 94 for 5 from 15 overs: R.Baptiste 29; L. Baptiste 25*; A.Ganis 17*

A.Williams 2 for 16

St. Kitts 87 for 7 in 15 overs: G. Stanley 26; Dango Farrell 11

R. Trocard 2 for 4; Williams; Odith; Baptiste; Singh and Celair 1 wicket each

St. Maarten winning by 7 runs

Battle for third place:

St.Kitts 111 for 7 in 20 overs:  J.Mitchum 37; M. Wilkin 20; P.Joseph 20

Alex Adams 2 for 18; N. Hamilton 2 for 16; T.Adams  and M. Martin 1 wicket each

Anguilla: 115 for 2 in 18 overs: Alex Adams 33;  K.Rogers 28*; Eustace Proctor 23; L. Carty 20

Junie Mitchum 1 for 10


Following the final match, chief organizer of the tournament Dango Farrell, made the following revelations in terms of the top performers:

Best bowler: L.Williams—St. Maarten

Best Batsman: Junior Mills-Nevis

MVP of the tournament: L. Williams-St. Maarten

Third place trophy-Anguilla

2nd place trophy: Nevis

Champion’s trophy: St. Maarten

Trophy for most organized and disciplined team: Anguilla



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