By Roxell John
The SVG Cricket association Inc. National cricket season 2020 moved into its eighth weekend of action, March 7 and 8.
Flow Radcliffe moved one step closer to clinching the 2020 Premier Division title, when they subjugated Victors One with an authoritative innings and 251 runs success at Arnos Vale One.
Victors One’s batting continued to struggle — dismissed for 98 in their first innings. Atticus Browne made 39 while Asif Hooper’s stellar season with the ball continued for Flow Radcliffe as he bagged 4 for 63 and Othneil Lewis picked up 3 for 7.
In reply, Flow Radcliffe set new batting records, as three batters stroked triple figures — Deron Greaves 124, Romano Pierre 112 and Shamon Hooper 107, leading Flow Radcliffe to 503 for 7 declared.
There were 2 wickets apiece for Urnel Thomas, Cody Dabreo and Atticus Browne. Behind by 405 runs on first innings, Victors One only got up to 153 when their innings closed.
Kenson Dalzell 47 and Atticus Browne 45 were the principal scorers.
Othneil Lewis took 3 for 57 in the Flow Radcliffe’s second bowling effort.
Flow Rivals took first innings points in a drawn match against Guardian General Saints at Sion Hill.
Guardian General Saints totalled 205 all out in their first innings, with Seon Sween scoring 37.
Lindon James 6 for 44 and Hyron Shallow 3 for 47 did the damage for Flow Rivals, who, in their only turn at bat chalked up 303 all out.
James completed a fine all-round performance, as he carried his bat for 102 not out while Kody Horne added 48.
Geron Wyllie grabbed 4 for 74 bowling for Guardian General Saints when the game was called.
In the National Lotteries 50 overs First Division, defending champions CJ Julius Anthony MSDA Northern Stars kept their quarterfinals hopes afloat with a thumping 175-run win over Radcliffe Two at Arnos Vale Two.
CJ Julius Anthony MSDA Northern Stars amassed 274 all out from 37.1 overs, with 48 from McLeon Williams and 45 each from Elron Lewis and Newborn Joseph. Paulson Mack took 3 for 49 bowling for Radcliffe Two, who could only manage 99 all out, in their reply, from 21.3 overs. Dawson Cottle bagged 4 for 28, to lead Northern Stars to victory.
The French Verandah SVG Community College stopped Smashers by 33 runs in a gripping low scoring encounter at Stubbs.
The French Verandah SVG Community College rallied from 50 for 7 to score 108 all out in 30.4 overs.
Rohan Ash was the pick of the Smashers bowlers taking 3 for 28.
In reply, Smashers never recovered from 18 for 6, to be eventually dismissed for 75 in 21.2 overs.
Joelano Neil top scored with 36. Azar Williams 3 for 21 and Reynolson Hillocks 3 for 22 set up the win for the French Verandah SVG Community College.
And at the London Playing field, Vee Jay’s Roof Top and Bar North Windward recorded a 6-wicket triumph over Police One. The lawmen got up to 235 all out in 35.2 overs, and were led by Parnell Browne who hit 58.
Denison Hoyte with figures of 3 for 22 was the best bowler on show for Vee Jay’s Roof Top and Bar North Windward, who replied with 237 for 4 in 26 overs.
Hanif Oliver stroked an even 100 while Mickron McDonald was unbeaten on 61. Osrick James’ 2 for 51 was the best returns with the ball for Police One.
In the National Female division 40 overs competition, CJ Julius Anthony MSDA Northern Girls went under to JG Tigress and Sons by 161 runs at Buccament.
JG Tigress and Sons smashed 264 for 4 off their reduced allotment of 29 overs as Glendeen Turtin hammered 126 not out and Crystal John 54. In reply, CJ Julius Anthony MSDA Northern Girls were dismissed for 103 in 20 overs.
Sue-Ann Matthews got 32. There were 3 wickets apiece for Lafiena Sam 3 for 7 and Roshelle John 3 for 19, as JG Tigress and Sons secured the win.