Prison captain Saheed Mohamed is in the best form of his life and that was evident against By Rite on Sunday.
Mohamed hit a magnificent ton and took two wickets as Prison beat By Rite by 23 runs.
The Smith Road Oval saw a curious match in that Prison hit a big score off 47 overs – 236 all out and looked to be coasting to victory, but then eased up and allowed By Rite an improbable chance of winning even though they had been restricted to 44 overs for arriving late.
Troy David and Dr Gerard Christian opened for Prison but only scored four each. Kevin Bazil went in and steadied things with a classy 21 before Mohamed arrived to hit a stylish 101.
Khemchand Dindyal’s 28 helped and Steve Gordon scored 22.
Michael White was the pick of the By Rite bowlers with 3-36.
By Rite started badly with Ainsley Hall only getting two and Sylvester Suberon Snr hitting 14. Omar Bryan could not stop the rot, scoring 13 and Jaylon Linton also got an unlucky 13.
Then the fight back kicked in with Keneil Irving smashing 85 with his main partner being fast bowler Kenute ‘Gary’ Tulloch who grabbed 44. With those extra 18 balls, there could have been a more dramatic finish.