Cayman Cricket 2019 Season Review
Updated: Aug 6, 2019
It has been a tremendous season for Cayman Cricket! The season closer is almost here but before we get to that, let us remember all the events that got us to the pinnacle. In late January we entered a new season. A season full of expectations for some, for others just the opportunity to be on the field again. I do not believe that anyone would be able to predict the season we were about to have. There was a buzz around the new competitions. The inaugural Derek Wight and Daniel Morris competitions were set.
Super League T20 The Daniel Morris T20 Super League competition saw 10 teams start the unpredictable journey with the final slating a historic team in Greenies Too to duke it out against of the newest teams, Tamilnadu. After an enthralling game of cricket, the scores were tied and this T20 game was set to be decided by a Super over. In the end, it was Tamilnadu who came out with the victory. Congratulations to them on their first piece of silverware.
Elite League 40 over The Derek Wight 40 Elite League competition was bumped up to 5 teams this season to give the U19s an opportunity to play together. Needless to say, the learning curve was a steep one but we hope it bodes well for them in the future. It was definitely a season filled with technical and physical battles. The final slated the undefeated SOL vs Paramount. A rivalry that has taken the forefront in Cayman cricket over the past few seasons. It took some luck and a match-winning century from Rickel Walker to win it for Paramount who continue their good run of form in finals. It was time for the leagues to switch format after a month break. The Super League would be taking on the longer format while the Elite League would switch into T20 mode.
Super League 40 over With a reduction in teams for the 40 over version. The format was slightly changed giving all the teams a fair and equal opportunity to play more cricket. 2 groups of 3 teams getting to play within their group. The top 2 from each group moved on and played each other forming the big 4. This final saw newcomers Nor'Westers taking on West Bay. It was a match of stars. In the end, Nor'Westers playing in their first season took the cup with Kervin Ebanks putting in a man of the match performance with the ball.
Elite League T20 The Elite league T20 final is upon us. The T20 defending champions Greenies are back in the final after a 1 loss season mainly thanks to their spin bowlers. Their challengers will be SOL who have been riding on the batsman of the season form of Darren Cato. This curtain closer will be a spectacle. The stage at the Jimmy Powell Oval has been set. This season finale will be played at the Jimmy Powell Oval starting at 11 AM.