Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – May 8, 2017 – The 2017 National Lotteries national cricket competitions resumed on the weekend of May 6th and 7th with six of the seven scheduled matches being played.
In the National Lotteries National Premier Division, Flow Radcliffe had an easy eight wickets win over Car Joseph’s Law Chambers ASCO while Guardian General Saints took first innings honors over Victors One.
Playing at the Sion Hill playing field, Flow Radcliffe batting first managed 200 for 7 when their innings closed. Gidron Pope struck 85 while Wayne Harper and Romano Pierre added 35 each. Kenvil Sam bowling as the sixth change option for ASCO took 3 for 4 while Konard Adams took 2 for 42. Carl Joseph Law Chambers ASCO could only manage 99 in their first innings. Othneil Lewis 5 for 40, Lindon James 2 for 2 and Dyke Cato 2 for 34 did the damage for Flow Radcliffe. Asked to follow on, ASCO fared a little better as they managed 130 all out. Darrel Sam got 36. Dyke Cato ripped through the ASCO’s second innings bagging 6 for 54. He was well supported by Richie Richards who took 3 for 28. Set 30 for the outright win, Flow Radcliffe ended on 30 for 2.
At the Arnos Vale Playing field, Guardian General Saint amassed a mammoth 402 for 4 declared in their only innings, as they took on the formidable Victors One. Windward Islands Captain Sunil Ambris led the way with a brilliant 188 while his brother Romel Currency hit a classy 109 not out, as they shared a 4th wicket partnership of 177. Ambris had earlier joined with Jerron John in a 3rd wicket stand of 163, of which John added 56.
Ray Jordan’s 2 for 76 was the most successful bowler for Victors One. Victors One in reply reached 258 when their innings closed. Christroy John 95, Donwell Hector 69 and Atticus Browne 30, all got amongst the runs. Sunil Ambris completed a superb all round performance bagging 4 for 12, to haul the Victors One progress.
With the follow-on enforced, Victors One ended on 86 for 1 when play was called. Atticus Browne was unbeaten on 41.
In the National Lotteries 50 Overs Sunday League, there were wins for the defending champions Smashers, Belfongo and French Verandah SVG Community College.
Smashers defeated Truimph United by eight wickets at the Buccament Bay playing field. Triumph United were rattled out for 106 on just 16 overs. Shangi John 55 and Rohan Ash 24 were their main scorers. Javid Harry grabbed 5 for 7 in 4 overs while Alistair Shallow bagged 5 for 55 in 5 overs bowling for Smashers. The defending champions then took 10.5 overs to get to their victory target of 107. Ozico Williams and Raymond Rouse, 53 and 26 respectfully, saw their team to victory.
At the Stubbs Playing Field, Belfongo had a 25 runs win over Prime Consulting Marriaqua. Belfongo batting first rushed up to 200 all out in 24.4 overs. Rajiv Roberts 47 not out and Denroy Hazell 40 guided Belfongo to their total. Javil Harry 4 for 53 and Kimon John 4 for 84, picked up wickets for Prime Consulting Marriaqua. The lads from the Valley in reply fell short, as they were dismissed for 175 in 31.2 overs. Roneke James 61, Kevin Paul 33 and Glenroy Jacobs 22 not out tried valiantly to take their team to victory. Venaldo Primus and Oswald Soleyn 4 for 29 and 4 for 49 respectively, secured the win for Belfongo.
In the third Sunday League game of the weekend, French Verandah SVG Community College earned a five wickets victory over Combined Youths at Arnos Vale Two. Asked to bat, Combined Youths recovered from 114 for 8 to total 160 all out in 43.5 overs, behind a cameo from Dari Haywood, 44 not out. Geron Wyllie and Oneil Endeavor also added 28 and 23 respectively. Jerremy Haywood 4 for 27 from 10 overs, Rayshorn John 3 for 37 and Jeremy Layne 2 for 33 all got amongst the wickets for the college unit. The college lads then climbed out of a precarious position of 31 for 3 to end on 161 for 5 in 26.5 overs. Rayon Williams 52 and Jeremy Layne 34, laid the platform for the win, with an 84 runs 4th wicket partnership. Kevin Samuel took 3 for 21 bowling for Combined Youths.
The lone National Lotteries Authority Womens’ 40 Overs game that was to be played on Saturday 6th at Stubbs between J.G Tigress and United Survivors saw a win by default for J. G Tigress.
This coming weekend, May 13th and 14th, Carl Joseph Law Chambers ASCO will meet Police Two at the Sion Hill playing field while Flow Radcliffe and Team RIvals will square off at the Arnos Vale playing field, in the National Lotteries Authority Premier Division.
Four matches are carded for the National Lotteries Authority 50 overs Sunday League on Sunday May 14th. Victors Two play North Leeward at Buccament, Radcliffe Two square off with Strike Eagles at Park Hill, Ruddy’s Electrical Unique Warriors face Glamorgan at Arnos Vale Two, and Combined Youths clash with Belfongo at Stubbs.
United Survivors and J.G Tigress are once again scheduled to meet each other in the National Women’s 40 overs competition on Saturday 13th May at Arnos Vale Two.