Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – May 16, 2017 – The race for the national championship honors as the SVG Cricket Association Inc. National Lotteries Authority National Cricket competitions intensifies.

In the National Lotteries Authority Premier Division, Flow Radcliffe stopped the competition leaders, Team Rivals, when they had the better of the exchanges, winning on first innings, on the weekend of May 13th and 14th at the Arnos Vale playing field.

Flow Radcliffe had the first turn at the wicket and scored 178 all out. Debutant selectee to the St.Vincent and the Grenadines senior men’s cricket team, Romano Pierre, led the with way as he carried his bat, with an eighty seven ball 75 not out. Gidron Pope also contributed 37. Asif Hooper was the main destroyer for Team Rivals taking 5 for 30 while Obed Mc Coy picked up 2 for 62.  Team Rivals fell into early trouble and were 34 for 4 at one stage. They fell into even more problems at 97 for 7 and were eventually dismissed for 147. Rasheed Fredericks top scored with 28. Richie Richards bagged 4 for 46 while Delorn Johnson picked up 3 for 33 bowling for Flow Radcliffe. Flow Radcliffe had progressed to 82 for 2 in their second innings when play was called. Gidron Pope was left not out on an even 50.

At the Sion Hill playing field, Carl Joseph Law Chambers ASCO continue to struggle in the 2017 National Premier Division when they were arrested by Police Two by an innings and 91 runs. Police Two made 258 all out behind 91 from Desron Maloney. Kevin Abraham added 32. Konard Adams 3 for 53 and Andre Hunte 3 for 68 got amongst the wickets for ASCO. ASCO in reply could only manage 98 all out. They were at one point 6 for the loss of 6 wickets. However a 68 runs partnership between Durant Nero 35 and Kenvil Sam 32, prevented the worst for ASCO. Kenneth Dembar ripped the heart out of ASCO’s batting grabbing 6 for 38. Kenroy Martin 2 for 20 and Sylvan Spencer 2 for 23 also assisted well. Carl Joseph Law Chambers ASCO fared even worst in their second innings as they were asked to follow on, scoring only 69. Kenvil Sam scored 20. Darius Martin was the destroyer this time around, locking away 6 for 15 while Kenneth Dembar picked up another three wickets in the game, 3 for 36, to end with match figures of 9 for 74.

In the National Lotteries Authority 50 overs Sunday League, there were wins for Providence Electronic Solutions North Leeward, Ruddy’ Electrical Unique Warriors and Belfongo on Sunday May 14th.

Providence Electronic Solutions North Leeward moved to 20 points from 3 matches in Group A with their 129 runs win over Victors Two at the Buccament Bay playing field.  North Leeward hammered 269 for 9 in just 35 overs. Benniton Stapleton 53 and Michael Joseph 50 were the main scorers. Kishore Shallow 3 for 47, Leon Quashie 2 for 34 and Adinol Richards 2 for 55 took wickets for Victors Two. Victors Two in reply were dismissed for 140 in 22.2 overs. Javon Samuel was the main wicket taker for North Leeward with figures of 4 for 39.

At the Arnos Vale Two playing field, Ruddy’s Electrical Unique Warriors had their third consecutive win and moved to 33 points in Group B, with a six wickets win over Glamorgan. Glamorgan had got to 84 for 8 in 26.1 overs when their innings closed. Parnell Browne took 5 for 21 while Joseph Medford 2 for 26 bowling for Unique Warriors. Unique Warriors then took just 12 overs and lost four wickets in getting to 89. Jelano Neil 36 not out and Bill Edwards 35, saw the Ruddy Electrical sponsored unit to victory. Godfrey Brewster had talked 3 for 52 bowling for Glamorgan.

In the final 50 overs Sunday League game last Sunday, Belfongo prevailed over Combined Youths at Stubbs by 29 runs. Belfongo scored 148 all out in 29 overs. Oswald Soleyn 32 and Joel Patterson 26 were the main scorers. Geron Wyllie 2 for 22, Javed Cordice 2 for 28 and Nickie Antoine 2 for 36 got amongst the wickets for Combined Youths. In reply Combined Youths fell short as they were dismissed for 119 in 24 overs. Only Nickie Antoine 35, showed much resistance. Travis Cumberbatch 5 for 14 and Rajiv Roberts 4 for 35 wrapped up the wickets for Belfongo.

The weekend of May 20th and 21st will see five more matches down for decision.

In the lone National Lotteries Authority Premier Division match this weekend, Guardian General Saints will play against Carl Joseph Law Chambers ASCO at the Sion Hill playing field.

In the National Lotteries Authority 50 overs Sunday League, Triumph United meet Strike Eagles at Park Hill playing field, Radcliffe Too meets Smashers at Stubbs, Prime Consulting Marriaqua take on Glamorgan United at Buccament Bay while Ruddy’s Electrical Unique Warriors and French Verandah SVG Community College go head to head at Arnos Vale Two.

Roxell John

Media Release

This is an official media release of the St. Vincent & the Grenadines Cricket Association Inc.