On Saturday July 7 2019 the mayor Luke Bronin welcomed the players to Keney Park and wished them all the best in the First Mayor’s Cup and the Joshua Guthrie Tournament in Keney Park Hartford, Connecticut.
On both days the spectators were treated to an awesome display of cricket skills, fielding, bowling and batting. One spectator remarked he had always seen fielders converting a six into a catch on television but on Sunday when Bruce Blackwood, Captain of the Sportmen’s Athletic Club pulled off a spectacular catch on the boundary the spectator said he was glad he attend the game.
The Director of the Tournament Michael Chambers said he was impressed with the caliber of players that reside in the United States of America. Chambers said he enjoyed watching young Stephane Pink, the recipient of the 2018-19 Hartford Community Scholarship. The Jamaica Progressive League and the Cricket Hall of Fame came together in 2018 to provide a scholarship for Pink to attend the University of the West Indies, Kingston. Stephan Pink was back in Hartford to represent Jamaica Progressive League for the 2019 Cricket season, after completing one year at the University.