By Roxell John
Police Two and Flow Rivals produced sterling performances over the weekend, to come away with the majority of the points, when the SVG Cricket Association Inc. continued the National Lotteries Premier Division.
At the Sion Hill Playing Field, Police Two crushed Victors One by an innings and 130 runs.
Victors One were bundled out for a below par 63 in their first innings as pace bowlers Darius Martin 3 for 2, Romario Bibby 3 for 21 and Kimali Williams 2 for 36 combined to effect the destruction of the Victors One first Innings.
Police Two then hammered their way to 317 for 6 declared, at their only turn at bat, as Rickford Walker smashed a masterful 170, which was decorated by sixteen fours and nine sixes.
Coby Dabreo’s 2 for 66 was the best return for a Victors One bowler. 254 runs behind on first innings, Victors One could only manage 124 in their second Innings, as Darius Martin 3 for 21 and Sylvan Spencer 2 for 6 spearheaded the second innings bowling effort for Police Two.
At the Park Hill Playing Field, Flow Rivals became the first team to take points off of the Premier Division leaders, Flow Radcliffe, when they won on first innings. Flow Rivals got up to 296 all out in their completed innings behind 96 from Lindon James and 72 by Hyron Shallow.
Rasheed Fre dricks 4 for 55 and Asif Hooper 4 for 102 were the major wicket takers for Flow Radcliffe who faltered in their batting innings, being dismissed for 117.
Hyron Shallow came back with the ball to snatch 6 for 24 while Dyke Cato took 2 for 12, to ensure the bulk of the points for Flow Rivals when the match was called.
In the National Lotteries 50 overs First Division, Corea’s Distribution Belfongo earned themselves a quarter final berth with a two wickets win over Pollard Investments North Windward Combine at Stubbs.
Pollard Investments North Windward Combine were dismissed for 127 in 20.1 overs, with Orwin William’s 33, the only score of note.
Rajiv Roberts 5 for 41 and Andre Hunte 3 for 26 performed the destroying act for Corea’s Distribution Belfongo, who replied with 132 for 8 in 30.4 overs.
Colbert Simon was not out on 28. Orwin Williams came back to take 3 for 16 with the ball for Pollard Investments North Windward Combine, but in losing cause.
At Buccament Bay, Victors Two kept their hopes alive of a knock out spot with a nine runs victory over defending champions, CJ Jules Anthony MSDA Northern Stars.
Victors Two scored 161 all out in 47.4 overs and were led by 38 from Kishore Shallow.
Dawson Cottle picked up 3 for 16 bowling for CJ Jules Anthony MSDA Northern Stars who were restricted to 152 all out in 24 overs in their reply.
The efforts of Akeil Mason 41 and Maxwell Edwards 31 were not enough to see the defending champions over the line, as Kishore Shallow 4 for 26 and Zemron Providence 3 for 34 had other ideas as they bowled well for Victors Two.
And at Arnos Vale Two, Smashers moved to the top of Group A with a four wickets win over Strike Eagles. Strike Eagles ended their innings on 201 all out from 33.1 overs.
They were led by Kevin Peters who stroked 83 while Tyson Richards added 41 not out. Darren Russell’s 4 for 66 was the best returns from a Smashers Bowler, who replied with 207 for 6 in 22.3 overs. 59 from Rawdon Bentick and 47 by Kirton Lavia set up the Smashers victory chase.
Rounding up the national cricketing action from the weekend, the National Under 15 team had a 38 runs triumph over JG Tigress and Sons in the National Female division 40 overs match on Saturday at Arnos Vale Two.
The National Under 15 team were dismissed for 107 in 27 overs. Glendeen Turtin bagged 4 for 16 for JG Tigress and Sons, who could only manage 69 on reply from 12. 1 overs. Kodi Grant 3 for 20 and Alston Bobb Jr. 2 wickets for no run ensure the win for the National under 15 unit.