Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – March 19, 2017 – Police Two took first innings honors over Victors One when the Premier Division of the 2017 National Lotteries Authority Domestic Cricket season continued over the weekend of March 18th and 19th.

The venue was the Sion Hill playing field where the lawmen were asked to take first knock. They worked their way to a total of 250 all out, with Marcus John 66, Donson Andrews 49, Kevin Abraham 39 and Kenneth Dembar 38 all getting amongst the runs. Ray Jordan helped himself to the second seven wicket haul of the Premier Division season, ending with figures of 7 for 50 from 11.1 overs. Kimson Dalzell also picked up 2 for 35. Victors One in  pursuit of first innings points fell short, and were dismissed for 220. Donwell Hector was their mainstay with 69, while Christroy John and Atticus Browne added 26 and 25 respectively. West Indies fast bowler, Kesrick Williams grabbed 4 for 74 and Kenneth Dembar 2 for 55 bowling for Police Two.

In the National Lotteries 50 overs Sunday League on March 19th, there were wins for Radcliffe Too, Combined Youths, and Triumph United.

Radcliffe Too defeated Victors Two by 123 runs at the Arnos Vale One playing field. Radcliffe Too helped themselves to an imposing 330 for 9 in their allotted 50 overs, behind two more centuries in the league; 119 from Callvon King, including 12 boundaries and 2 sixes and 102 not out from Imran Smith. Shamick Roberts 6 for 66 and Adinol Richards 2 for 50 were Victors Two best bowlers. In reply, Victors Two were dismissed for 207 in 32.2 overs. Casmus Hackshaw 51, Adinol Richards 41 and Marcus McCoy 37 not out led the way with the bat. Imran Smith completed an excellent alround performance, bagging 5 for 31 while Karan Green took 3 for 22 bowling for Radcliffe Too.

At Arnos Vale Two, Combined Youths had a narrow nine runs win over Glamorgan United. Combined Youths batted 29.4 overs to score 154 all out. O’Neil Endevour scored 32 while Javid Cordice added 27. There were wickets for Augustus Mofford 3 for 11, Godfrey Brewster 3 for 37, Jerome Samuel 2 for 29 and Adolphus Campbell 2 for 35, bowling for Glamorgan United. In reply Glamorgan United were dismissed for 143 in the 40th over. Augustus Mofford top scored with 27 while Kevin Dowers added 23. Javed Cordice and Geron Wyllie had identical figures of 4 for 42 from 10 overs, bowiling for Combined Youths.

The Sunday League game at Buccament Bay playing field was even more exciting, as Triumph United snatched a one wicket victory over Providence Electronic Solutions North Leeward. North Leeward  totalled 177 all out in 30 overs, mainly due to contributions of 43 from Beniton Stapleton and 39 from Micheal Joseph. Jide John 4 for 40, Rohan Ash 2 for 36 and Romel Jack 2 for 37 did the damage with the ball for Triumph United. North Leeward may have thought that it was all wrapped up when Triumph United’s 8th and 9th wickets fell with the score on 159. However an unbeaten 10th wicket stand of 19 valuable runs, most of which came from the bat of Kerwin Williams, who was left not out on 29, saw Triumph to victory. Shoy Lawrence had earlier top scored with 32. Javon Samuel and Shaman Hooper took 3 for 36 and 3 for 43 respectively, bowling for Providence Electronic Solutions North Leeward.

In the only National Women’s Cricket game play on Saturday March 18th, Garifuna Stars had the better of Radcliffe Girls, handing them a 105 runs defeat. Garifuna Stars totalled 156 for 6 in their reduced allotment of 20 overs. Juliana Nero scored 25 while Latoya John added 23. Melissa Charles bagged 4 for 14 and Tessica Cupid took 2 for 44 bowling for Radcliffe Girls, who in reply could only manage 51 all out in 15.2 overs. Denise Francois 3 for 11, Juliana Nero 2 for 9 and Lyris Nero 2 for 16 combined efforts to secure the win for Garifuna Stars.

Three other matches originally slated for last weekend, including the Premier Division game between Flow Radcliffe and Guardian General Saints at Park Hill, French Verandah SVG Community College against Belfongo at Stubbs, as well as the Women’s game involving United Survivors and J.G Tigress at Stubbs, were all postponed.

Prepared by:

Roxell John

Written by Kishore Shallow

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