Ball-o-rama kickstarts local cricket league

The Dominica Cricket Association opened its 2011 season with what can be described as a successful Ball-o-Rama which was held at the Botanic Gardens on Sunday, January 30.

Ten teams participated and the appreciative crowd was thrilled with fun, excitement and some spectacular individual performances which confirmed that cricket is alive in Dominica.

The formal opening was addressed by the President of the Dominica Cricket Association, Emanuel Nanthan, who outlined a few of the new initiatives to help with the development of cricket overall.  This included  the restructuring of the Kiddy Programme and the intention to decentralize the organization of cricket on a national level.

Present at the opening was country manager of First Caribbean International,  who would be partnering with Kubuli to sponsor the Intermediate League. He and First Caribbean were pleased to be in partnership with the Dominica Cricket Association to use the sport to help to develop the natural talent of the cricketers and the aspiring cricketers of Dominica.

The other sponsors of this year’s cricket are Digicel for the Premier Division and Waddy Astaphan for the 20/20 to be held later in the season.

The participating teams in the ball-o-rama were Desiderata Tremors, Marinor, Denovo, Grand Bazaar Dublanc, Nagico Nothern Stars,  Grassroots Cricket Academy, Mahaut United, P.H. Williams Colihaut, Sagicor Somerset, and Dr.Darroux Pacers.

The semi-finalists in the ball-o-rama were  Nagico Stars 34/0
vs. Mahaut scored 32/2  and Dublanc  63/1 vs. Colihaut 16 / 3.

In the 3 over a side final Dublanc scored 58/0 and Nagico Northern Stars 40/1.

Prizes were awarded at the end of the game as follows:
Most wickets: Russel Toulon – Nagico Northern Stars $50
Best Catch – Rick James $50
Best Fieldsman Elton Mark $50

Highest Individual Score
Vincent Casimir – Grand Bazaar Dublanc, 42, $50
Most Runs – Vincent Casimir, 144, $100
Man of the Match – finals – Vincent Casimir, $100
Runner-up – Nagico Northern Stars, $500
WINNER   GRAND BAZAAR DUBLANC $750

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5 Comments

  1. blacks
    January 31, 2011

    I have seen the down fall of dominica cricket coming for a long time and let me say in genaral dominica sports on a hold, more sould be placed in sports in the country, have more prizes not just for the ball o rama this should be done every game it should be done.

  2. OBSERVANT OBSERVER
    January 31, 2011

    successful???
    Sounds like you have some INSIDE information!!!! and you know alot? You should tell them where the 5 year plan is hidden. They might be blind and cannot see.(lol).

  3. succesful???
    January 31, 2011

    Dream on DCA dream on. The cricket season as usual is off to a lackluster start.
    I remember the days when there was such a hoopla about the cricket in Dominica. Well sad to say that is no more.
    We need some revamping. A maybe to look over that 5 year plan of action that hasn’t taken of the ground.

  4. Channel 1
    January 31, 2011

    Wish the various teams involved in the 2011 cricket league a great season!! Aye DNO how about having a score ticker or so to display the various scores and round up of matches? (once information from the relevant persons is provided)

  5. CURIOUS
    January 31, 2011

    Congrats boys!
    Keep it up !

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