ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Captain of the PIC Insurance Liberta cricket team Wilden “Polo” Cornwall has attributed good preparation, high team spirit and fantastic club structure to Liberta’s success over the weekend by winning the Antigua & Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) State Insurance 40 overs-a-side competition.
Speaking with OBSERVER Sports, the former national and Leewards captain said his team’s victories came from adequate preparation, which includes willingness to train, focus on the game plan, and an excellent club structure.
He noted, however, that Caribbean Union Bank Bethesda did not do justice to themselves because after being on 198 for five with 12 overs to go, they lost their last five wickets for only 17 runs.
He said both Devon “Boobie” Thomas and Kareem Jarvis played two good innings.
On Sunday, Cornwall said the victory over Bolans was very easy in the six-a-side finals and with the semi-finals for the ABCA 2-Day coming up this weekend, he is hoping that his team which has not lost a match so far this season will remain focussed.
Liberta beat Caribbean Union Bank Bethesda by three wickets on Saturday and beat Bolans by five wickets on Sunday.
Cornwall, though, was very critical of Enoch Lewis, the ABCA president. Cornwall said as a leader, one should not hold malice against anyone.
He said Lewis was at both games and did not have the decency to congratulate the team after the finals. Cornwall also said that Lewis showed poor leadership qualities.