Metropolitan Cricket League
By Dervon Wallace
Zeniffe Levar Fowler and Jermaine Lawson tops Metropolitan Cricket League Premier Competition batting and bowling cart respectively. The 26 year old Fowler who comes out of the mecca of school boy cricket in Jamaica in the form of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) is a First-Class player, his lone game to date coming in the West Indies Regional Four-Day tournament playing for Jamaica against the Combined Campuses in 2013.

Zeniffe Fowler had a tally of 651 runs at an average of 72.33. Photo by Shiek Mohamed

Jermaine Jay Charles Lawson the tall rangy pace bowler also from Jamaica brings a lot of experience to the Metro League having played at the highest level. Lawson represented the West Indies in 13 test matches, finishing with 51 wickets at 29.64 apiece with a best of 7 for 78 against the mighty Australian.

It was this blistering spell on a flat deck at Antigua against Australia though that opened the eyes of cricket pundits and propelled him into the limelight. The famed Australian batting line-up proved to be sitting ducks against Lawson’s rapid pace. Australian tail-enders was left with bruisers with Lawson peppering them with thunderbolts. He also took a memorable hat-trick in the same series in the third Test at Bridgetown, Barbados. A thunderstorm was blowing over his head for sure.

Umpires standing for that game, David Shepherd and Srinivas Venkataraghavan called for video evidence of his action. It must be noted that he went through the remedial process of modifying his action and was clear as his action was deemed legal. In 2002 Lawson made it into cricket history book with his 6 for 3 from 6.5 overs against Bangladesh the most economical wicket taking spell. Lawson who bowls over the 150 km/h to this day continues to drive fear in batsmen with his rip roaring sheer pace.

Top Ten Runs Scorers in 2014 Clement “Busta” Lawrence Premier League

Names Teams Mat Inn NO 100’S 50’S HS Runs Ave
Zeniffe Fowler Lucas 10 10 1 3 1 158* 651 72.33
Steve Massiah Villagers 9 9 1 1 5 109 542 67.75
Dennis Evans Sheffield 10 10 1 2 1 122 487 54.11
John Sylvester Progressive 9 9 1 1 3 130 476 59.5
Majid Arab Staten Island 10 9 3 1 4 108 476 79.33
Richard Staple Villagers 10 10 2 1 4 100 450 56.25
Melroy Kingston Villagers 11 9 1 2 0 108* 377 41.89
Barrington Bartley Westbury 10 10 1 0 3 78 343 38.11
Rashard Marshall Villagers 8 6 1 1 3 102* 340 68
Marvin Darlington Lucas 7 7 0 1 3 112 339 48.43

 

Top Ten Wicket Takers in 2014 Clement “Busta” Lawrence Premier League

Names Teams Mat BB Runs W BBI S/R AVE Econ
Jermain Lawson Sheffield 10 397 324 24 5 for 40 16.54 13.5 4.9
Durel Forrest New Hope 8 281 169 20 5 for 23 14.05 8.45 3.61
Mikhail Miller Progressive 10 423 243 19 3 for 20 22.26 12.79 3.45
Mickey Alexis Sheffield 6 186 98 18 5 for 14 10.33 5.44 3.16
Denzil Powell River Valley 9 305 259 18 4 for 41 16.94 14.39 5.1
Leron Celestine Progressive 10 378 317 17 4 for 13 22.24 18.65 5.03
George Adams Villagers 11 426 271 17 3 for 19 25.06 15.94 3.82
Ralston Levy Cosmos 10 371 251 17 4 for 10 21.82 14.76 4.06
Rodwell Busgith Progressive 12 427 342 16 3 for 11 26.69 21.38 4.81
Fahad Mughal Staten Island 10 333 335 16 4 for 66 20.81 22.19 6.4

 

M = Matches, BB = Balls Bowled, R = Runs, W = Wickets, BBI = Best Bowling Inning, S/R = Strike Rate, Ave = Average and Econ =Economy.

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