Arnos Vale 1: The SVGCA NLA Premier Division and First Division cricket tournament got off to a competitive start last weekend where defending champions, Team Rivals, began the defense of their title with an emphatic innings victory over Triumph United at the Arnos Vale playing field.

Their top four batsmen hammered their opponents’ bowling to all parts of the field, amassing 352 for 2 declared. An opening stand of 171 between centurion Hyron Shallow 104 (15 4’s) Marvin Small 69 (7 4’s) Cosmond Walters, second centurion in the innings 105 not out (11 4’s and 4 6’s) and Harley Skerrit 65 not out showed no mercy to their opponents bowling.  Rohan Ash took 2 for 83.

Triumph United was skittled out for 102.  Leanoro Gilkes made 25, Keswick Williams took 5 for 22, and Deighton Butler took 3 for 23.  Batting a second time, they mustered 148 to lose by an innings and 102 runs.  Lawrence Shoy hit 55, Deighton Butler took 4 for36, Marvin Small 2 for23.

At Stubbs: Guardian General Saints gained first innings honours over Carl Joseph Law Chambers ASCO.

Carl Joseph Law Chambers ASCO made 128.  Desron Maloney 28 Jenry Ollivierre 27, Rolando Wright took 5 for 41 and Timothy Warner 3 for 20.  Batting a second time they reached 229, Jenry Ollivierre hit 76 Desron Maloney 73, Andre Hunt 26.  Sunil Ambris took 4 for 45, Rolando Wright 4 for 80.

Guardian General Saints made 216 in their first innings.  Vincent Cupid 56 Rickford Walker 41, Ronique Laborde grabbed 5 for 20, Darius Martin 2 for 35 and at close of play reached 17 for 1 when play was called off.

NLA FIRST DIVISION RESULTS

Robertson Surveying Belmont defeated Prime Consulting Marriaqua by 41 runs.

Scores: Robertson Surveying Belmont 154 off 33.5 overs Noel Paul 25, Damien James 23 Jeremy Layne took 4 for 33, Sunil Paul 3 for 33.  Prime Consulting responded with 113 off 31.4 overs.  Kenron Williams 23, Sunil Paul 21, Adolphus Campbell 4 for 26 and Jerome Samuel 3 for32.

Other results:

  • Combine youths won against Radcliffe Two.
  • Police One defeated Smashers by 37 runs.