Mayers describes Royals as a ‘great team’ following win over Warriors
Barbados Royals captain Kyle Mayers
Barbados Royals captain Kyle Mayers

BARBDADOS Royals skipper Kyle Mayers believes his team have the potential to capture their third CPL title, pointing out that “our team is a great team”.
Speaking shortly after Barbados Royals had inflicted an 87-run victory over the Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) in their Qualifying encounter, played at the Guyana National Stadium yesterday, Mayers pointed out that “we just had a bad game the other day (against GAW), referring to only their second loss in the 2022 season.

The robust left-handed opener, who took over the reins of captaincy following the departure of South African David Miller for national duty, showered praises on fellow opener Rakeem Cornwall, Pakistani Azam Khan and the youthful left-arm fast medium bowler Rammon Simmonds.

According to Mayers, “Cornwall hasn’t had a great run but we have encouraged him. Azam continues to do well in these conditions. And then Simmonds – brilliant, emerging to be a great player.”
GAW captain Shimron Hetmyer, whose side had won all their previous four games on home soil, after a somewhat disappointing performance in the earlier games, said “on a day like today, they played well.

“We have to, next time do whatever we have to do to win. Today, also we backed ourselves to go out there and get 196. Concerns are that some players went down with some niggles. Game-wise we know where we went wrong.”

According to man-of-the-match Cornwall, “at the start, I wanted to give myself a chance so I hung in a bit. The energy in the dressing room is good. The guys back us in the dressing room. We had confidence in the second innings knowing we had a good total to defend, but we needed a good start.
Simmonds gave that. As an all-rounder, I want to do as much as I can. Good feeling to reach the final. The team has put in a lot of work from the start of the competition.”

Scroll to Top
All our printed editions are available online
Subscribe to the Guyana Chronicle.
Sign up to receive news and updates.
We respect your privacy.