Sunday, February 18, 2018

Mavericks repeat as T10 Community champs *

CAPTAIN ON THE GO: Mayaro Mavericks captain and hard-hitting allrounder Ellon Lewis plays an expansive shot off Dinanad Mahase of California Kingsmen, right, during Sunday’s final of the 2017 bmobile T10 Community Cricket League at the Avidesh Samaroo Park, Endeavour. Lewis score an unbeaten 76 to lead his team to a successful defence of their title. —Photo: KEVIN LALLA

MAYARO MAVERICKS recorded another piece of history in the bmobile T10 Community Cricket League when they whipped California Kingsmen by 18 runs at the Avidesh Samaroo Park in Endeavour, Chaguanas, on Sunday, to become the first team to win back-to-back titles.

Having captured the title on debut in 2016, Mavericks' ability to defend their crown was subject to scrutiny following four losses in the round robin phase of the tournament, including an eight-run defeat at the hands of Kingsmen. But inspirational leadership in the playoffs by captain Ellon Lewis, with three successive Man-of-the-Match performances, saw them defy the odds, yet again.


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