HEAVY rain over the weekend curtailed cricket action to minimum 21 overs in the Saint Lucia National Cricket Association’s two-day finals at the Mindoo Phillip Park.
However 21- year-old left arm fast bowler Dillan John picked up a career best of 6 wickets for 16 runs on Sunday as arch rivals Central Castries and South Castries were declared joint champions.
Overnight rain during the wee hours of Saturday morning made play impossible before lunch but ground staff / curator Dillan John made all efforts to dry out the problem spots on the wicket. John’s hard work went to naught as the rain came not too long after lunch and caused a deluge on the field.
On Sunday, with just 21 overs possible in the encounter, Central Castries seized every opportunity on a moist wicket as their bowlers destroyed the batting line-up of South Castries who were sent in to bat.
South Castries found themselves in trouble, reeling at 37 runs for the loss of 9 wickets just before the rain came again only to give the umpires no choice but to call off the encounter.
Final results: Central Castries 37 for 9 and so Central Castries and South Castries are 2016 SLNCA Joint Champions.