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.

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.