Desiderata Tremors win DIGICEL Premier League
Roseau, Dominica (August 22, 2016): A combination of patience and perseverance put the Desiderata Tremors Sports Club in the top spot of the 2016 Digicel Augustus Gregoire Premier League. They came up against Dublanc United Sports Club in the finals on Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st, 2016 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium.
Dublanc United responded with 160 to Desiderata Tremors' 178 in the first innings, and were left to chase 115 runs after Tremors scored 96 in the second innings. With Dublanc on 6 for 2, it seemed that it was going to be a short day but the pair of Odiamar Honore and Liam Sebastien hung in and got the score up to 53-2.
At 81-5, it appeared to be a sure win for Dublanc United with Team Captain Shane Shillingford at the crease, having scored eight 6's in the match so far; but it was not to be. The last five wickets fell under an hour and by 4:59 p.m. it was all over and time for Tremors to celebrate.
Captain of Desiderata Tremors, Tyrone Theophile, said he felt great.
"Dublanc is a tough opponent and to see that they didn't get to 115 means that was very good bowling from my team," he said. "I just want to tell the guys to keep working hard so that we can come back next year and defend the championship. Dublanc used their spinners on this wicket so we went in to bowl with the same plan and it worked for us at the end of the day."
FIRST INNINGS SCORES:
Tremors: 178 (Mervin Matthew 62, Tyrone Theophile 29, John Matthew 21, Rick James 16, Limrun Bernard 16, Shane Shillingford 6-56, Liam Sebastien 4-75)
Dublanc: 160 (Emmanuel Peter 47, Shane Shillingford 51, Kerny Capel 17, Tyrone Theophile 4-63, John Matthew 2-19, Vivian Titre 2-36)
SECOND INNINGS SCORES:
Tremors: 96 (Mervin Matthew 41, Tyrone Theophile 36, Shane Shillingford 4-23, Liam Sebastien 4-37)
Dublanc: 108 (Liam Sebastien 28, Shane Shillingford 26, Vivian Titre 5-66, Tyrone Theophile 4-30).