Three Hills nip Jacks River in thrilling finale
Orantes Moore, Gleaner Writer
The Three Hills Titans cricket team from St Mary celebrated with a huge party on Sunday night, after winning a closely fought inter-district Twenty20 competition.
The competition, which took place over the past 10 weeks and was hosted by Boscobel Sports Club and local councillor Fitzroy Wilson, culminated in a thrilling final that saw the Titans defeat Jacks River Razors by one run.
Three Hills made 138 for six in 18 overs, while Jacks River were all out for 137 in 18 overs. Anthony Walters led Three Hills' batting with 59, while Darren Walker, three for 32 from three overs, was Jacks River's top bowler.
Kemar Silvera and Lesmond Lewis each scored 32 for Jacks River, who were undermined by Trey Tyrell (five for 24 off four overs) and Renford Pinnock Jr (three for 13 off four overs).
Hundreds of spectators, including Port Maria's Mayor Levan Freeman, commander for the parish's police force, Superintendent Dean Johnson, and the manager of the Social Development Commis-sion in St Mary, Travis Graham, turned out to watch the culmination of the tournament, which also comprised a third-place play-off, that was won by Days Mountain in a seven-over battle against Boscobel.
Wilson praised the teams that participated and the supporters for their sustained encouragement.
"This event was about community people getting together having good, clean fun, friendly rivalry, and competing at the highest level," he told The Gleaner.
"The total cost was over $300,000, but it was definitely money well spent and I would do exactly the same thing tomorrow morning."
He added: "This competition ran for 10 weeks, but next year we'd like to expand it. It's been great; every Sunday we've had a wide cross section of people coming to watch the games from across St Mary and St Ann.
"It's been a truly wonderful experience and I would implore everybody to come on board so we can make this event bigger, better, and something to talk about and be proud of."