Prison moved closer to the coveted Division One cricket trophy as they had an easy victory over Environmental All Stars when the competition continued on Sunday at Smith Road. All Stars, after being sent in stuttered to 145 all out in the 39th over. Petrie, Kevin Basin, Oscar Owens and Saheed Mohammed all took two wickets for Prison. Garfield Edwards topscored with for All Stars with 30. Ugal Sicard and Oriel Pendergrass each made 25. Prison easily knocked off the runs in the 32nd over for the lost of 6 wickets. Steve Gordon and Saheed Mohammed were joint leading scorers with 30. Bowling for environment George Hudson took 2-29 and David ‘Preacher’ Johnson tweaked his way to 2-25 for Environment.
It is unlikely that Greenies will win the Division One trophy but they can certainly influence the outcome. Playing with an assurance not present in the earlier part of the season they completed a skewed victory over whipping boys Paramount on Sunday at the JPO. A discipline 88 by Scott ‘Watto’
Watson led Greenies to 300-7 in 49 overs. Other useful totals came from Andre Blackwood 38, Tom Stephens 47 and Craig Scott 45. Little used leg spinner Gerald ‘Doc’ Christian had the best returns for Paramount with 2-28.
Key bowler Allan Plowright took 2-55. The results of the sweltering heat, the demoralizing total posted by Greenies and the accuracy of Hector Robinson, who took 5-36, all combined to send Paramount crashing for a paltry 136. Opening bowler Dawson chipped in with 2-17 and Watto capped a good day with 2-14.
A plucky Caledonian had its bubble burst by West Bay when the two met in a Division 2 match on Saturday. Teams are now jostling for position to determine their opponents in the KO competition, hence the significance of this victory. Caledonian batted first and ended on 204-8 in 38 overs. Syl Suberan made a solid 81 to lead the batting for Caledonian. Oral Fenton got 26. Donavan ‘Ankles’ Williams maintained his consistency by taking 4-42. He was supported by Tony Higgins (2-37). By the time Milton Johnson batting for WB had departed, he and Sydney Moore (46 n.o) had added a vital 3rd wicket partnership of 65 to steer the guys from the West to reasonable safety of 163-3. They lost one additional wicket before they were piloted to victory by Moore and Walton Gooding. Oral Fenton took 2 of the four wickets lost by West Bay.
Greenies Too completed a thrilling 3 wicket victory over Cayman Brac in a Division match at Smith Road on Saturday. Brac batted first and made 204-8 in 38 overs. Their leading batsman was James Reid with 41. Wayne Taylor supported with 34 and Hetram Sahado got 24. Scott Watson took 2-25 in his 8 overs for Greenies. Greenies got the required runs for the lost of 7 wickets with 3 balls to spare. Watto completed an all-round Saturday by making 43.Tom Stephens made 30, Hugh Thompson 29 and Tim Bridges 28 n.o. Reid and Dawson shared 4 wickets evenly between them.
In Brac’c 2nd match of the weekend they easily defeated Winfair at The John A Cumber playing field. James Reid took 5-11 on enroute to dismissing Winfair for 99. Only Kerneal Coley with 37 offered any resistance to the Brac bowling. Brac knocked off the runs for the loss of three wickets. James Reid was also successful with the bat, he made 31. Sahedo Sohan made 26. Romeo St. Clair two of the wickets to fall for 27 runs.