C&W Schools began their hunt for this year’s second division KO trophy with a comfortable victory over Caledonian Bank in the opening fixture at Smith Road on Saturday. Caledonian batted first and made 176 all in 35 overs and a ball. Neil Devere topscored with 55, George Johnson had a robust 30 and Bryan made 26. The best bowler for Schools was young Zackary Mclaughlin with 2-10. He was backed up by Ricardo Roach, 2-17 and Omar Willis 2-34. A 133 run partnership between Ricardo Roach who made 77 and Ramon Sealy who compiled 41 created the impetus for Schools to get the required runs for the loss of six wickets. Bowling for Caledonian Bank, J Ralston took 2-20 with his off breaks and Bryan 2-46.
In a Division One encounter 2006 champions Prison easily went under to runners up By -Rite when the two met on Sunday at Smith Road.In a lowscoring affair, By -Rite batted first and were lead to a total of 163 by national players Jalon Linton (36) and Ainsley Hall (34).
The bowler that has the highest figure in the wickets column was national off spinner Kevin Basil 2-39. Conroy Wright then celebrated his inclusion into the national team with the scalps of Prison heavy weights Steve Gordon,Troy Davis, Charles Greaves and Saheed Mohammed for the miserly cost of 20 runs.His fellow pacer Troy Taylor took 2-20 and the evergreen Stedman Gray had 2-19 as By-Rite dismissed Prison for 115.
The lone match to be played in this weekend’s Division One Competition is an academic matchup between Paramount and Esso at Smith Road.