Spanish youngster makes cricketing history on Nevis
His name is GALDE and anyone who frequents the ET Willet Park would have seen a little fair skinned youngster playing Football with his friends, learning the game of Cricket or just generally being helpful and even sometimes doing the paces with the track clubs.
He was born in Nevis according to the cricket pundits to a mother who originates out of the friendly island of Santo Domingo.
So, having received his early upbringing just next to the Park, small wonder that it has became one of his favourite spots.
As the tape ball Cricket tournament hosted by the Nevis Sports Department and sponsored by the Development Bank of St.Kitts and Nevis continued on Monday night, the Young stars showed up with a few players short and when they needed an extra player, guess who volunteered?
Galde of course!
The Rawlins Bush Wackers batted first and piled up the runs on the youngsters comprising mainly of students from the Gingerland Secondary School team, ably led by under 19 youth cricketer, Irvawn Challenger.
The person who starred in the field was Galde. He may not be the quickest athlete across the outfield but he often times got his entire body behind the ball and got the return in very quickly, much to the applause of the sprinkling of spectators on hand.. However, he drew even more applause when he strode to the crease in the final over when his team batted. His first ball was a high full toss which he totally ignored; his second was a qucikish delivery from Leslie Huggins which he took on the body but the third delivery he absolutely smashed through the covers to the loud shouts and cheers of the spectators and picked up 2 runs.
Summarized scores: Rawlins Bush Wackers: 104 for 1 in 10 overs: Cutie Walters 33*; Leslie Huggins 24; Carlon Smithen 17
Tewan Prentice 1 for 31
Young Stars: 58 for 5:: Freeman 16; Tewan prentice 12 Galde 2*
West Huggins 3 for 6; Leslie Huggins and Tevin Nisbett 1 wicket each
Rawlins Bush Wackers winning by 46 runs
In the first match of the evening, it was a walk in the Park for the SDA Jets versus Easterns.
SDA Jets winning that game by 64 runs
Summarized scores: SDA Jets 129 for 4 in 10 overs: Curtis Morton Sr 44; Elroy David 37; Venrick Newton 15
Sylvester Hobson 2 for 21; Sheldon Browne 1 for 17
Easterns 65 for 6 in 10 overs: Sheldon Browne 20; Elliot 12 and Trevy Liburd 10
Curtis Morton Sr 2 for 10; Al Stapleton 1 for 4 and Venrick Newton 1 for 8
SDA Jets winning by 64 runs