Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – Weekend three in the SVG Cricket Association Inc. National Lotteries Authority National Cricket Championships 2020, can be pivotal in the longer scheme of things, as the premier division teams begin to get more into their strides, while the First Division lineups start to jostle to make the playoffs, that lead to the National Club Championship.
This weekend, February 1st and 2nd will see two more Premier Division matches down for decision. Police Two and Victors One will square off at the main Arnos Vale One playing field with both teams desperate to put in a better showing and earn some valuable points in their quest to be the Premier Division top dogs 2020. This is the second game for both team in the new season.
At the Sion Hill Playing field, the Flow teams, Flow Radcliffe and Flow Rivals, will battle each other, in an encounter that pits youth and aspiring national representatives, against form national, experienced cricketing stalwarts.
As it relates to experience, this is what Guardian General Saints Captain, Romel Currency, banked on in scoring the Premier Division’s second triple figure individual score, 109 last weekend. Currency commented that it is “important for experienced former national players to set a positive example for the emerging youngsters, to help bolster their commitment toward the game, including their planning and preparatory work that is needed before each game”. Currency went on to state “it is important to practice with a clear purpose, which allows you to know your strengths and weakness, thus making the game less complex.”
In the National Lotteries fifty over First Division this coming Sunday, the French Verandah SVG Community College will be looking to make it three of three when they take on Strike Eagles at the Stubbs playing field. They will once again look to sixteen year old Left Arm medium pacer, Azar Williams, to lead the bowling attack, as he did last weekend when called upon to take the remaining three wickets needed for victory against Police One, with only 23 runs to defend, ending with figures of 5 for 51. Williams noted “it was not an easy task but he did not panic when called upon, as he knows his capabilities and was also confident he can get the job done.”
Also down for decision on Sunday 2nd February, Coreas Distribution Belfongo meet Victors Two at Arnos Vale Two, as both teams search for their first four points of the campaign. Vee Jay Roof Top and Bar North Windward go in search of their second win when they host St. Vincent Distillers Glamorgan at London, while Smashers engage Police One in what is expected to be a cliffhanger of an encounter at the Buccament Playing Field.
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