Inter-Campus Games go to Mona again

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Jamaica Gleaner

The bulk of the Mona Campus contingent of the University of the West Indies returned to the island yesterday at the Palisadoes International Airport and the 26 of them were returning from the Inter-Campus Games, which featured themselves, Cave Hill of Barbados and St. Augustine of Trinidad, where the Games were held.

Four members of the Mona aggregation returned on Tuesday: Vincent Hutchinson, captain of the cricket team, Brendan O'Connor hockey captain, Hughes Dougan and Brendan Bain.

Remaining in Trinidad were Krishna Ramnarace, Brian Serville, Jackie Vernon and Richard Whitelocke — the least two named are expected to return soon.

It was a very keenly contested event, as can be gauged by the scores, the Mona skipper Harry Abrikan said. Jamaica, the defending champions retained the Duke of Edinburgh trophy, finishing with 15 points, to St. Augustine's 12; Cave Hill notched three points.

Six sports were contested netball, track, cricket, table tennis, hockey and football. In netball Jamaica completely overwhelmed the opposition to finish in the top slot.

This performance was duplicated in the track events with Cave Hill finishing second. In the cricket, no winner was declared. The reason was that the game between Mona and Cave Hill was rained out. Jamaica defeated St. Augustine by six wickets in their encounter; St. Augustine went on to beat Cave Hill. When the latter's encounter with Mona was set rain prevented play.

Mona, however, were no match for St. Augustine in the table tennis tussle and had to be satisfied with second place as was the case in the hockey battles. The football event saw Mona and St. Augustine finishing at the top with three points each. Both had downed Cave Hill, and when they finally met, drew 2-2.