Wet pitch unsolved mystery
ZIZ Sports…May 17 2010 – The action in the Digicel sponsored Nevis Cricket Association’s first Division competition took a strange twist over the weekend when one of the matches could not go into a second day of play due to a mysteriously wet pitch.
In the match being played between Pennyless All stars and Jessups, the players showed up on Sunday, the second day of the match to find the entire playing square saturated with the outfield unbelievably dry.
The obvious conclusion is that either overnight rains only fell on the pitch and not on the outfield or the pitch was deliberately wet by an unknown conspirator or conspirators overnight. The umpires were eventually forced to call off play with the Pennyless All stars team comfortably placed in the encounter.
Up to press time, President of the Nevis Cricket Association, Ronald Powell could not be reached for a comment.
Sketchy scores received from the game indicate that Jessups batted first on Saturday and could only manage a paltry 138 all out with Loren Daniel and Gaston Eddy top scoring with 27 each. Vern Clarke with his seamers was the top performer for the Stars with 4 wickets.
The Pennyless All stars were comfortably positioned at the end of the day on over 100 runs on the tins for the loss of only 1 wicket with Carlos Adolphus on half a ton batting alongside Boye in an impressive partnership.