Sports Notes Of Trinidad

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Jamaica Gleaner

Shannon's Good Start In Bonanza Cup Cricket Final: Football Season.

SHANNON C.C., the club of the Constantines, Pascall, the St. Hills and the Sealys and which have won the Bonanza Cup, the equivalent of our Senior Cup, more times than any other club in Trinidad, got off to a fine start in the final of the major competition in the sister colony against Queen's Park on July 29.



Although the last important match of the cricket season was not yet decided the football season was in full in Trinidad, and on the same day some of the players known out here were in action.

Casuals, with J. F. Merry at left-back and Botha Tench relinquishing centre-half for outside-right, drew one all with Queen's Royal with Arthur Wilkinson, the Trinidad captain, at center-half.

It was Tench who notched the Casuals goal in the first half, but the College boys "encouraged by the particularly fine play of Arthur Wilkinson, the centre half, made a grand rally and not only took the lead from the grasp of the strong Maroon team, but made a grand bid for victory.

Casuals played like a tired team in the closing stages and only Botha Tench, who deserted his regular position at centre-half and played in the front line, put any life into them. He however had an equal in Wilkinson" states the "Trinidad Guardian."

The above was a T.A.F.A. first League match, and two days before Maple made their encounter with Colts a grand finish by notching the equaliser three minutes to time. P. Jones who came here, helped Maple at their centre-half.

On Emancipation Day, T.A.F.A. Eleven, routed the British Guiana Y.M.C.A. team on a visit to Trinidad by six goals to one. John Alkins, who played at centre-forward was in great form and notched four goals playing in the same position.

Botha Tench led the Trinidad team playing a left-half, while playing behind him was another "friend" D. Galt at right back.


Away down south J. C. Sutherland, another "friend" and inside left is also maintaining his reputation as one of the best forwards in that country. He helped his team U.B.O.T. to defeat Kern Oilfields by three goals to one in a S.A.F.L. match for the Mark Moody-Stewart Shield. Sutherland got two of his side's goals.

He was again on the winning side when in the following match U.B.O.T. beat Apex by five goals to nil in a one-sided game in a League fixture.