Lewis: Bethesda not under-achievers

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President of the Bethesda Sports Club, Kenny Lewis, does not agree that his Caribbean Union Bank (CUB) Bethesda Golden Eagles cricket team, has underachieved in the Cool & Smooth T20 Explosion over the past four years.
Bethesda, who finished third in this year’s competition, also ended third last year while they had failed to exit the group stage in 2015 after finishing second in 2014 to Pigotts Crushers who won the inaugural instalment of the tournament.
Admitting that the title has managed to elude their grasp over the last four years, Lewis believes Bethesda will soon lift the title.
“We only had one overseas player and the rest of the team were local players and we got to the semifinals even without the assistance of Devon Thomas,” he said.  “So that in itself is a plus and shows that the team can compete.”
There is however, widespread belief that the Golden Eagles were possibly denied a spot in this year’s finals after what many thought were bad umpiring decisions during their semifinal clash with eventual winners, PIC Liberta Blackhawks last Saturday.
Lewis said his players have gone past that game and are ready to build on what they have learnt.
“Human error will always come into play and at the end of the day you would have seen that the team was still motivated in spite of all on the Saturday night, to come back and [play] because we have a community to live up to and we have sponsors who, time and time again, come to our assistance and for you not to come up and put your best foot forward would be a negative,” he said.
Bethesda defeated Empire in Sunday’s third place contest by 34 runs to take home the $5,000 prize.

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