Schofield hails Lashings BREDS Cup triumph

October 03, 2015
@Normal: Imran Kha (left) with members of Trinidad & Tobago Red Force

Schofield hails Lashings BREDS Cup triumph

Jermaine Lannaman

Star Writer

Captain of England-based Lashings All-Stars, Chris Schofield, has listed outstanding all-round efforts as to the main reason behind their recent inaugural BREDS Foundation Cricket Cup triumph in St Elizabeth.

The tournament, which featured three overseas and three local teams, saw Lashings coming out on top by eight wickets over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force Masters.

The 20-overs fixture, which was played at the Treasure Beach Sports Park, first had Red Force Masters posting a below part 80 for nine off their allotted overs.

Lashings with former New Zealand international Chris Harris and former Pakistan international Yasir Arafat in their team then cruised to 82 for two off 12.2 overs.

"It was hard work out there, but the guys, bowled well and fielded well, and, we did well to get the runs with only two wickets down," Schofield said.

Losing the toss and asked to take first strike, Red Force Masters were led by captain Mahadeo Bodeo, 20, and Robert Mahabir, 18 retired hurt.

"Lashings is a very competitive team, and they outplayed us," noted Red Force Masters captain, Bodeo.

"The tournament was good tournament, for a good cause, and has the potential to grow," he explained.

Retired West Indies umpire Steve Bucknor officiated in the final, which was preceded by a parade from the newly-formed Newell High marching band.

Zone A

Lashings, en route to the final, captured Zone A following victories over United Kingdom Lords and Commons, and Westmoreland Jaguars.

Meanwhile, Red Force Masters made it to the decider after copping Zone B with a victory over May Pen Lions, and a tie with Treasure Beach Pirates.

The Jamaica Tourist Board and Jamaica Sport-sponsored tournament was organised to promote the Treasure Beach area as a sports-tourism destination, as well as, enhance the BREDS Foundation Sports for Change Programme.

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