Police and Prison in arresting tight finish

Prison and Police played to an
exciting tied match at the Jimmy Powell Oval as the local cricket action continued
over the weekend.

It was a Tanty Merle affair similar
to the famous match contested many years ago which became a folklore for
cricket fans.

Zachary McLaughlin continued his
brilliant run of form scoring his fifth half century this season which took
Police to the brink of victory but just could not cross the line.

Batting first, Prison made a solid
200 runs with Steve Gordon, Ladel Farquhason and captain Kevin Bazil amongst
the runs.

Excellent bowling from Ricardo
Roach and Kerniel Coley kept the Prison total within reach.

It was McLaughlin, Pearson Best and
Garth Bryan who brought Police within striking distance.

With six balls remaining Police
required five runs for a victory and finally with one ball to go Police needed
one to tie and two to win.

Prison lead bowler Kervin Ebanks
showed his recent trip to the ICC Americas region High Performance camp has
paid dividends as he controlled the score to only four runs.

Over at the Smith Road Oval, a
brilliant late innings power hitting display by captain Conroy Wright propelled
By Rite to a respectable score of 257 against the Division 1 leaders ESSO

Earlier excellent contributions
from Garfield Edwards and Ainsley Hall set the pace for Wright to show his

A middle order collapse by ESSO
Tigers after a good start from Ugal Sicard and Lawrence McIntoch saw ESSO
Tigers requiring 106 runs in 12 overs.

Late order batting from Al Shields,
Anthony Higgins and Wayne Cato was not enough to stop By Rite.

Aims Consultants recorded the
biggest score in Division 2 this season as their batsmen made merry against

Lockley Davis led the way scoring
106 and was joined by half centuries from Gregg Clare, Donald McKoy. Aims
Consultants had a massive victory by 273 runs.

JJ’S continued their good form by
defeating Welly’s by 113 runs.

The young Welly’s outfit had no
answer to the explosive batting of Garth Bryan, Kerniel Coley and Ryan Ebanks.
JJ’S senior players Franklin Hinds and Omar Bryan restricted Welly’s and
secured victory.