Beaton – The Unbeaten Amazon Warrior Prince

By Cosmo Hamilton

 

Ronsford Beaton, the lanky lithe prototype 21 year old fast bowler blessed with considerable raw talent, just two days earlier was entrusted with the immense responsibility of bowling the final over and the decisive delivery – the 6th ball of the 20th over to a well set Darren Bravo, the prolific West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel batsman needing six runs to give his team a moral boosting vengeful victory before a raucous crowd at the Queen’s Park Oval, this after losing a heartbreaker to Guyana at Providence in another CPL nail-biter just days earlier in a super over.

Even with six runs to get, off one ball from the Guyanese quickie, the odds-makers would have favored the Amazon Warriors, but odds are just that, reality, however is that anything could happen in a given situation and did.

Beaton duly delivered the 6th ball of the over with the best intent but somehow with the precision and timing of a Swiss watch, Bravo swung his lethal lumber like a pendulum, ball met bat, and ball took flight into the night beyond the boundary and the Trinis already pumped up, broke out in unbridled celebration of the victory that spilled  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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