On Sunday May 29th at the picturesque Newfield Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut hosted the 2nd Annual Pierre Friendship Cup match between Bridgeport Clubs, Cavaliers and Bridgeport Cricket Club.
Cavaliers won the toss and elected to take first strike, at the end of the allotted 40 overs Cavaliers made 164 runs all out. Gavin Smith was the main contributor with a well-played 42 (2 x 6), the stylish Rohan Taylor stroke the ball nicely for a gritty 40 (6 x 4s).
Bowling for Bridgeport Cricket Club, fast medium bowler Mark Audain, 7 overs, 1 maiden, 19 runs, 2 wickets, Royan Smith bowling his off spin, 5 overs, 20 runs, 2 wickets, and D. James, 5 overs, 29 runs, 2 wickets. Bridgeport cricket club was rocked by a fine opening spell of swing bowling from Carlon Whyte, he sent opener S. Pierre for a duck, G. Turner for 2 and Jonathan Smith for 2. Johnson who shared one of the two new balls with Whyte joined the party by dismissing Mayer for 1 run, Bridgeport Cricket Club reeling at 20 runs for 4 wickets.
Mark Audain batting a number 3 was joined by the captain Kenneth Pierre and the two former Windward Island national youth batsmen consolidated the innings with a fine 118 runs 5th wicket partnership. Mark Audain mixed sound defense with aggression chalked up a classy 59 runs (10 x 4s), Kenneth Pierre finished unbeaten with 65 runs, he played the ball to all parts of the field with some classical drives, cuts, flicks and a couple of lusty blows. The left handed Grenadian entertained the massive crowd at Newfield Park with his match wining knock. Bridgeport 165 runs for 5 wickets from 33 overs.
Bowling for Cavaliers, Carlon Whyte, 5 overs, 11 runs, 3 wickets, Johnson, 5 overs, 25 runs, 1 wicket, and Richie Miller, 3 overs, 19 runs, 1 wicket. Bridgeport winning by 5 wickets.
At the post match presentation, Carlon Whyte picked up the best bowler award, Kenneth Pierre the best batsman award, and Mark Audain the MVP award.