A reconstructed Greenies upset the highly touted Police when the Money Express Division One Competition continued at the JPO on Sunday. Police reached a total of 192-6 in 40 overs. Leading the batting for Police was undoubtedly Cayman’s finest batsman Pearson Best with 81 n.o. His supporting casts were A Morris (47) and Wendell Dottin (23). Colliers took two wickets for Greenies. Scott Watson and Hector Robinson bowled economically only conceding 28 and 25 runs in their spells of 8 overs each. Craig Scott, batting at 3 dropped anchor for Greenies and certified an easy victory by being undefeated on 65 as Greenies got the required runs for the loss of three wickets. Also making useful scores for the victors were Anthony Blackwood (47) and Nick Robinson (28). Simultaneously at Smith Road By-Rite was comprehensively handing Environmental All Stars their first defeat of the season. Gary Tulloch 4-25 and Philip Wight3-12 colluded to humble their Environment for 121. What ever resistance there was came from Dave Wilson who made 27 while Walton Gooding (on loan from Police) who got 25. By-Rite easily attained their target for the loss of 4 wickets. Christopher Wight was undefeated with 65 when the winning run was struck.
When Cayman Brac Cricket Team took the 5:45 flight for home on Sunday they left with the satisfaction that they did it again! Two victories in as many days. On Sunday The Brac overcame their greatest challenge in the retention of their trophy by disposing of Welly’s I CC in a Money express Division Two match at The John Cumber playing field on Sunday. Brac batted first and rallied to a not insurmountable 246-8 in 40 overs .Again Steve Coates marshalled the batting with an undefeated 82. Wayne Taylor who featured in a
96 run recovery partnership with Coates got 39; James Reid hung around at the top for a patient 30, but the manacles for Brac’s freedom were broken by Desrick ‘ the happy hooker’ Dawson with a staccato type 31. Welly’s was dismissed for 215 in 35 overs. Joey Hamilton made 63 and Perry George got 40 for the losers. To be dismissed 30 runs short of a target on a small field with five overs in the bag is either the product of good bowling or a batting team that panicked. Levy with 4-50 may credit his bowling for Welly’s demise but when two key batsmen could run themselves out it causes one to ponder.
The previous day Brac easily defeated Caledonian Bank at Smith Road. The visitors batting first were dismissed for an uncomfortable 129. James Reid and Sahadeo Sohan each made 30. Some good stuff from Everton Bryan (3-23), Sam Suberan (2-19), and Omar Swaby (2-23) restricted the Brackers. To defend such a total some person(s) had to fire. Robert Levy 3-10 and Steve Coates did not disappoint as they sent Caledonian tumbling for 105. A solid 54 from Sam Suberan could not thwart a team as determined or as unified as Cayman Brac.
In the other match in this division C&W Schools handed a Greenies 2 a five wicket thumping. Greenies batting first were restricted to 145-5 in the full allotment of 35 overs. 25 from Tim Bridges, 24 from Alex Porter and 21 from Simon Wethernell were the handy scores for Greenies. Kervin Ebanks, Gregory Smith, Ricardo Roach and Andy Myles were all bowled at fewer than four runs per over with Roach and Myles each snaring two wickets. Schools easily reached their goal in the 31st over.
Marc Chin led the run hunt with an almost run-a-ball 54, Gregory Smith fell five short of a half century and coach Theodore Cuffy ended with an undefeated in 10 balls.