Batting first Villagers posted a formidable 453 for 4 off the allotted 40 overs behind a career best 201 not out from USA middle order batsman Rashard Marshall. His scintillating knock included 19 fours and 15 sixes.

Marvin Simpson contributed an unbeaten 102.

Marshall was ably supported by a whirlwind 102 not out (13 fours & 7 sixes) from Marvin Simpson; Melroy Kingston 62 and Richard Staples 41.

Bowling for Islandwide; Leebert Serieux 4 overs 27 runs 1 wicket of was the most economical followed by B James 4 overs 42 runs 1 wicket; Kenneth Bacchus and Dale Sobers grabbed one wicket each.

In their turn at the crease Islandwide made a spirited chase finishing with 256 all out in 31.5 overs. Leebert Serieux completed a fine all-round performance scoring 95 runs (11 fours and 5 sixes). He got support from B James 53 runs and H. Gilkes 21 runs.

For Villagers, Cuthbert Mendonca 6 overs 32 runs 3 wickets was the pick of the bowlers. Ewart Gayle, Christopher Senior and George Adams claimed two wickets each.

Rashard Marshall hit a career best of 201 not out that included 19 fours and 15 sixes. Photo by Shiek Mohamed

In their quest to repeat as Champions fans were treated to a wonderful day of cricket witnessing 709 runs scored off 71 overs while 14 wickets fell.



  1. Ricky says:

    Ms. Venelda: Can you please post the point standings for Metro. League?

    Thank You.

  2. Venelda says:

    I guess u missed the finals last year at floyd bennett villagers vs progressive

  3. cricketer says:

    I actually followed the Metro. League so would love to see you match up against Progressive, Cosmos, and Westbury @ Floyd Bennett.

  4. Venelda says:

    Doesnt matter the ground or the team. The score may not be as high as 500I runs but we have made close to 300 on Floyd Bennett against Progressive Westbury and we scored over 300 against River Valley at GATEWAY just to mention a few. I guess you need to follow Metro League games and stats. Once the team is having a good day RUNS are expected.

  5. Cricketer says:

    No disrespect to Ms. Venelda and Hugh Pitter, but Villagers
    played most of their matches at Gateway. Please don’t take
    it the wrong way, but was wondering how they would do against
    Westbury, Cosmos, Progressive, River Valley at a larger ground.

  6. Hugh Pitter says:

    Cricketer,it’s the same ground the other team played on.

  7. Venelda says:

    Congrats Villagers keep the runs coming. Keep on winning all the way. @ Cricketer it doesnt matter the size of the ground, my team will make runs ANYWHERE!! And DEFEND IT TOO!

  8. Cricketer says:

    Congrats. to Villagers. Not sure how they would be tested on
    a big ground instead of a small school boy ground, Gateway.