It was fun, cheers and cricket, all for a cause when the CIBC FirstCaribbean Survivors came up against the Celebrity Fighters last Saturday night at the UWI 3W’s Oval in a fundraising match as they continue the fight against breast cancer.

Salt taking selfies while on the pitch

The Survivors won with a score of 103 when a decision was taken after the first innings at the very dry St. Michael venue, to introduce the Duckworth Lewis system, “due to reports of rain in St. Philip“. This followed an impressive and probably unassailable score of 201 by the Celebrity Fighters which meant that the Survivors only had to pursue a score of 100.

Following the coin toss, the Survivors sent in the Fighters to bat and with scores of 40 from Sherwin Campbell, 58 from Floyd Reifer and 39 not out from Larry Babb, the team was on its way to capture the inaugural title. Entertainers Salt and Mikey had fun on the pitch and scored in the single digits with Salt ensuring that he captured everything on camera taking lots of selfies and other shots from the batsman’s perspective.

Top scorers for the Survivors were Zidane Clarke with 35 not out and Damian Gill with 17.

Wicket Keeper and captain of the Survivors Kerry Jordan taking a catch

Man of the Match was Larry Babb who scored 39 runs not out off 11 balls, took 3 wickets for 3 in 3 overs while batting at number 9.

Celebrity Fighter Mikey as he attacks the ball

All part of the fun, Tamesha Redman won breakfast for two at the Hilton during the door prize draw while patrons enjoyed the music of John Doe and Paul De Couteau.

The Celebrity Cricket Match was the final fundraiser for the 2017 CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk for the Cure.

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