Cayman Cricket returned with a double header this past Sunday (13 September) for the first time since the COVID-19 lockdown. However, competition has been revamped; stemming from players having to leave the country due to the tribulations the pandemic brought according vice president of Cayman Cricket Association, Ricardo Roach.
With limited players, the association created 4 new ‘franchise’ teams. The George Town Hammerheads will be captain by Ramon Sealy, North East Barracudas captain by Conroy Wright, the Bodden Town Eagle Rays by Paul Manning and Troy Taylor will lead the West Bay Loggerheads. All the captains selected their teams through a player draft via Zoom.
The first two games of the league hit off at the Jimmy Powell Oval (JPO) in West Bay with West Bay Loggerheads defeating Bodden Town Eagle Rays by 32 runs, while North East Barracudas beat George Town Hammerheads by 24 runs.
“All in all we got the win but everyone was rusty because we haven’t been doing anything,” said Taylor after the game. “Everyone was eager to get out and bring some form of normalcy to our lifestyles and to enjoy each other’s company. So, today was just a game that we kind of just feel out but obviously as we go along we’ll improve but it was nice to get out and get a knock.”
League action will resume this Sunday (20 September) at the JPO with the North East Barracudas taking on the West Bay Loggerheads at 10:30am and the Bodden Town Eagle Rays set to take on the George Town Hammerheads at 2pm.