Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – March 27, 2017 – Team Rivals and Flow Radcliffe continued to stake a claim for one of the top positions in the 2017 National Lotteries Authority National Premier Division, when they had the upper hand against their respective opponents, when the national tournament continued on the weekend of March 25th and 26th.

Team Rivals defeated Carl Joseph Law Chambers ASCO by an innings and three runs at the Sion Hill playing field. ASCO winning the toss and batting managed 169 all out in their first innings, mainly due to a 6th wicket partnership between Deron Greaves who hit 82 and Nimron Daniel 46. Asif Hooper returned the best bowling figures so far for the 2017 National tournaments, ripping through the heart of ASCO’s batting, to end with 9 for 51 from 15.3 overs. In reply, Team Rivals totalled 263 for seven declared, behind a 124 ball 136 from Hyron Shallow. Shallow struck sixteen fours and four sixes. Deron Greaves was the best bowler for ASCO, taking 3 for 66. Behind by 94 runs, ASCO were shot out of 91, with the only resistance coming from Deron Greaves who scored 35. Asif Hooper was once again in fine form with the ball, bagging 6 for 25, to end with 15 for 75 in the game. Olanzo Jackson also pick up 2 for 36.

At the Arnos Vale Two playing field, defending champions Flow Radcliffe took first innings honors from Guardian General Saints in a high scoring encounter. Saints batted first and totalled 216 all out. Romel Currency 59 and Rickford Walker 52 led the batting. The spin duo of Dyke Cato and national under 19 captain Othneil Lewis accounted for nine of the wickets to fall. The veteran Cato picked up 5 for 78 while Lewis took four for 69. Flow Radcliffe replied impressively as they amassed 338 for 8 declared. Wayne Harper struck an even 100 not out, while Marcus Castillo 74, Richie Richards 54 and Lindon James 42, all got amongst the runs. Bowling for Guardian General Saints, Romel Currency took 3 for 73, Teron Simons 2 for 35 and Ray Charles 2 for 79. Batting a second time, Saints reached 112 for 2 when the game was called. Rickford Walker had scored his second half century of the game, 53, while Seon Sweden had scored 45.

In the National Lotteries Authority 50 overs Sunday League, Rudy’s Electrical Unique Warriors and Smashers had comfortable wins on Sunday March 26th.

At the Buccament Bay playing field, Unique Warriors recorded their second consecutive win when they had the better of Belfongo by 7 wickets. Belfongo were dismissed for 112 in 21.1 overs. Kelvin Lorraine 26, Vertil Davis 24 and Rajiv Roberts 20 were their principal scorers. Reginald Jeffery grabbed 4 for 62 while Parnel Browne took 3 for 20 bowing for Unique Warriors. Unique Warriors then replied with 114 for 3 in 12.4 overs. Bill Edwards was left not out on 46. All three wickets to fall went to Vertil Davis who ended with figures of 3 for 27.

At the Stubbs playing field, defending Sunday League champions had an easy nine wickets win over Strike Eagles. Strike Eagles were bundled out for 66 in 17.1 overs with Cklon Mc Kie scoring 22. Javid Harry was the main destroyer as he bagged 7 for 26 and Marvin Harry took 2 for 6 bowing for Smashers. The defending champions then took just 6.2 overs to get to 69 for 1. Ozico Williams hit 29 while Courtney Joyette was left not out on 26.

In the National Women’s 40 overs competition last Saturday, Untied Survivors moved one step closer to retaining their national title, while J.G Tigress had an upset win over Garifuna Stars when the competition continued.

United Survivors defeated Radcliffe Girls by 143 runs at the Stubbs playing field. Behind Cordel Jack’s third century of the tournament, 111 not out and 50 from Kimone Homer, United Survivors totalled 223 for 3 in 30 overs. Melissa Charles took 2 for 45 bowling to for Radcliffe Girls who were dismissed for 80 in reply. Xharia Jack grabbed 5 for 27 while Allison Antione and Sherma  Wright picked up 2 of 10 amd 2 for 14 respectively.

The second Women’s 40 overs game last Saturday saw a six wickets win for J.G Tigress over Garifuna Stars at the Park Hill playing field. Garifuna Stars could only manage 110 all out in 23.5 overs, with Julianna Nero scoring 26. Shanika Campbell took 3 for 7 while Shenezia Daniel took 2 for 22 bowling J.G Tigress who replied with 111 for 4 in 20.2 overs. Evelyn Turpin led the way with 39 not out while Stacy-Ann Adams added  36. Julianna Nero picked up 2 for 16 bowiling Garifuna Stars.

Prepared by:

Roxell John

Written by Kishore Shallow

President of the SVGCA Inc. since 2014. Professionally, an IT / Business Consultant, with extensive experience in Information Systems. Academic background includes MBA (Specialization in Finance), BSc (Hons) Applied Business Computing, and currently a DBA Candidate (with focus on Financial Management). Learn more about Kishore on LinkedIn.