Broilers dominate BH awards
Orville Clarke, Gleaner Writer
Jamaica Broilers captured most of the awards at the 72nd annual awards Business House cricket presentation dinner at the Knustford Court Hotel on Saturday night, having won three of the four major competitions in 2009.
However, they missed out on the board's major competition, the Reggae Jammin 50-over league. Broilers were beaten by arch-rivals LIME in a high-scoring final at Kensington Park, in which national player Horace Miller cracked an impressive 121 not out.
Broilers captain Peter Caballero and vice-captain Andrew Davis received the Digicel 20/20 Trophy, Best Dressed Chicken 30-over KO Trophy and Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners 35-over KO Trophy on behalf of their team.
Davis was presented with the Bauxite Partners Trophy by acclaimed cricket writer, Tony Becca, while Caballero received the Digicel 20/20 Trophy from Sandra Ledgister, sponsorship executive at Digicel.
Noel Clarke, captain of LIME, received the Reggae Jammin Foods Trophy from Karis-Ann Rhoden, brand officer Reggae Jammin.
Broilers' teenage spinner Nicoy Lindo won a number of bowling awards. He captured the Cosmo Grant Performance Trophy for having taken 22 wickets in the league, and the Bill Stewart Memorial Trophy for best bowling performance (4-9) in the 35-over KO competition, among others.
For league champions LIME, former Jamaica and West Indies Under-19 player, Andre McCarthy, received most prizes. He not only won the batting average award with 59.3, but received additional awards for scoring two centuries, not to mention the Cosmo Grant President's Award for most runs (413).
Bowling average award
McCarthy's teammate, Yannick Elliott, captured the bowling average award, while LIME also won the C. Lloyd Allen Trophy as the most disciplined team and the BHCB Trophy as the best attired. Other players getting century awards were his LIME teammates Horace Miller (121 not out), Marvin Lobban and Ryan Francis (105), along with Digicel's Lloyd Gold (100), NWC's Domain Wilson (100), St Ann Bauxite's Marlon Pinnock (100 not out) and Jamaica Broilers' Andre Russell (112).
Man-of-the-match awards for the various finals were former Jamaican player Keith Hibbert of Broilers (Digicel 20/20), teammates Wayne Morgan (Best Dressed KO) and Marinaro Dixon (Noranda Bauxite Partners KO), and Horace Miller (Reggae Jammin League).
The Abe Alexander Memorial Trophy for batting in the KO competition went to Digicel's Garfield Moore, the Oscar Hamilton Trophy for bowling to LIME's Damion Jacobs and the Sellie Mitchell award for highest score to Christopher Senior.
The Gleaner's Independence Trophy for Sportsman of the Year went to Digicel's captain Donovan Betancourt. Guest speaker was former Test umpire Johnny Gayle.