SHSS disappointed with victory by forfeit
Signal Hill Secondary School (SHSS) that gave one of their best showing since they began competing in the Championship Division of theTrinidad and Tobago Secondary Schools Cricket Association National League will have to remain in the Championship Division for a third year. SHSS completed their schedule with 91 points and finished in fourth position.
The cricketers from Signal Hill Secondary were denied the opportunity of mounting a serious challenge for one of the two promotional berths in the final round of action because their opponents, San Fernando East Secondary School did not show and SHSS needed to play, hoping in victory that they would have collected enough bonus points to give them a second place finish.
Thomas chairman of the Tobago Zone said that an official from San Fernando East Secondary informed him the day before the match that they could not play on the schedule date but would be willing to play the game on a rescheduled date.
However, Signal Hill Secondary were already in Trinidad but he still tried to get the League's tournament committee to reschedule the game. He added that because of some mis-communication SHSS turned-up at the ground for the game and the officials who were at the ground awarded them the game. He said that their appearance at thje ground weakened any case they had to try and force the game to be played.
Among the standouts for Signal Hill Secondary in a reasonably successful season though earning promotion would have been the icing on the cake were Djourn Charles, Antonio Providence, Shaquille Duncan, Ashaughn Pierre, Rennison Scotland and Kelon Lynch.