West Bay registered a comfortable victory over Cable and Wireless school when the Money Express Division 2 Competition entered its central stage on Saturday at the J.P.O. Although school batted solidly, they were never allowed to break the shackles, and were restricted to 138-6 in 35 overs.
Marc Chin is showing some consistency with a second consecutive half century being undefeated on 52. Ricardo Roach made 42.
For West Bay, frugal bowling came from Jimmy Powell,7 overs for 18 runs, Mervyn Brooks, 5 overs for 11 runs, and Sydney Moore, 4 overs for 9 runs.
West Bay comfortably got the runs in the 27th over. Ugal Sicard was undefeated on 56, Milton Johnson made 39, and Walton Gooding 20 not out.
A similar occurrence transpired at Smith Road as Winfair easily went under to Welly’s I.C.C. Again restrictive bowling dominated the procedures, as Winfair crawled to 125-7 in 35 overs. Reid, (30), and Brown, (22), were the top scorers for Winfair.
Putting the breaks on Winfair’s batting, were Allan Plowright with 5 overs for only 16 runs, and Rohan Chambers with 7 overs for 15 runs. An opening 52 run stand between Joey Hamilton, 50, and Gerald Christian, 28, and then a 2nd wicket 58 run stand between Hamilton and Rohan Chambers, 34 not out, gave Welly’s a convincing victory. Paramount’s apprenticeship into first division cricket continues to be fraught with impediments as they were easily defeated by Crewe Road Esso, when division one cricket continued at West Bay on Sunday.
Batting first, Esso owed their 213-8 to a welcomed knock of 82 by Milton Johnson. Allan Plowright was far and beyond the beacon of the Paramount bowlers, with 5-43 inclusive of a hat trick.
Wicket to wicket bowling from opening bowlers Matthew Rose and Ezra Hewitt, kept the Paramount batsmen in check in the initial stages of the Paramount innings. In the middle, some astute captaincy, abetted by strangulation bowling from Frankie Hinds and Cleve Sailsman, continued to turn the screws on Paramount’s batsmen, precipitating irrational stroke play. They were dismissed for 162 in over number 38. Cleve Sailsman, 3-25, Tony Higgins, 2-15, and Matt Rose, 2-32, were the wickets taken for the winning team.
At Smith Road, Greenies continued their ascent, with a 4 wicket win over Environmental All Stars. Environmental were dismissed in the final over for a respectable 191. Ervin was the top scorer, with 78, and Tim Bridges supported with 29. Anthony Blackwood led the bowling for Greenies with the remarkable figures of 5-24. Marc Collers was secondary with 2-33.
Scott ‘Watto’ Watson, (46), Vic Robinson, (33), and a fellow by the name of extras, 36 not out easily got the runs in the 33rd over. Not even Deryk Williams bowling his spell at three runs and over, could thwart this rejuvenated team.