The 2010 cricket season began last
weekend with five matches played on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac and there were
some great performances.
Defending Division 1 champions
Prison started on a winning note against last year’s second team Greenies 1 but
it was no walkover.
Batting first Greenies 1 posted a
competitive total of 179 runs for 5 wickets with good contributions from Shaun
Nevling 55 and Craig Scott 36.
The dream run continues from 2009
as captain Saheed Mohamed, 60 not out, guided his team with another composed performance.
After Steve Gordon, 30, left Greenies
back in the match however Mohamed called on his vast experience to marshal his
lower end batsmen and to victory by 2 wickets.
At the Smith Road Oval, Lime Schools
took control as Police stumbled to 6 wickets for 114 runs. An excellent
partnership between Germin Sooknanan 33 and Dave Cumberbatch 20 turned matters
around taking Police to 181 for 8 wickets.
Kervin Ebanks 3 wickets, Sacha de
Alvis and Marlon Bryan 2 wickets each were the best of Schools.
The Police spin attack proved too
much for the youngsters as they folded to Alessandro Morris 5 wicket and Ryan
Bovell 2 wickets in his new role as a spinner.
It was however the bowling of
Cleviston Hunte 8 overs for 9 runs and Dave Cumberbatch 4 overs for 1 run which
sealed the deal for Police giving them victory by 87 runs.
In Division 2 action Paramount DTA
travelled to Cayman Brac and won the first match. Excellent bowling from Paul
Rampersaud and Carlton West plus an outstanding captain’s knock from Leon
Watson aided by Robert Moore gave Paramount victory by 6 wickets.
Chillies created history by scoring
329 runs at the Jimmy Powell Oval and removed new team Oness for 92. Good all
round contributions came from Arun and Gopi with the bat and Chandra with the
UCCI/West Bay began in style
defeating Aims Consultants by 9 wickets. After captain Morvin ‘Twicks’ Brooks
broke the backs of Aims Consultants by taking 4 wickets, Perry George rolled
back the years with a stroke filled 65 not out.