Despite the recent terrorist attacks in the United States and the subsequent impact on the Jamaican economy – especially the hotel industry – the St Ann/St Mary John Issa Superclubs hotel cricket competition will live on.
This is the word from executive vice-president of Superclubs, Joe Issa, speaking at a scaled-down award ceremony at the Grand Lido Sans Souci hotel last week.
“We will continue to sponsor the competition,” Issa assured the enthusiastic players and cricket fans which gathered.
“We are committed to helping the youngers to realize their talent. Since we have taken our sponsorship, a number of players who have represented Jamaica and the West Indies have played in the competition and we think that our sponsorship has fostered their development,” Issa said.
“We probably have to make some changes to the competition this year but we will still be on the board,” he added, noting that the hotel industry I still trying to recover from the fallout.
Issa presented the championship trophy to winners, Club Caribbean, who beat Shaw Park in the final last year.
Once again, Howard Harris, dominated the individual prize won. The burly right-hander was voted man of the Second Round and Man of the First Semfinal.
The other round winners were: Bevon Brown (first), Dean Morgan (third), Oswald Martin (fourth), Orlando Baker (fifth), Olonzo Harris (sixth) and Richard Hoilett (seventh).
Former Jamaican batsman and veteran Melbourne cricketer, Colin Fletcher, was voted Man of the Second Semifinal.
Another former national cricketer, Cleveland Davidson, who scored 444 runs and grabbed 16 runs, was voted Most Valuable Player and Man of the Final.
Source: The Observer