By Rite Captain Conroy Wright gave himself an early birthday present by scoring his maiden Division 1 century at Jimmy Powell Oval on Sunday.
The beautifully crafted hundred (102n.o) contained 4 sixes and 10 fours enabling his team By Rite to recover from 189 for 8 to 275 for 9 after 38 overs. Earlier in the innings Leon Watson 39 and Jalon Linton 34 steadied the ship as Greenies kept a tight hold on the proceedings.
It seemed all Greenies before the experienced Kenute Tulloch renowned for his fast bowling joined his skipper and together they formed a formidable partnership.
In response, Greenies led by another half century from Mark Randall (78), took the match down the wire. Supporting Randall were Franklin Hinds 34 and Ian Rotsey 28. Needing 31 runs from 6 overs and new batting sensation Chris Palmer (34) at the wicket, Greenies were in with a chance. It was not to be as Tulloch returned and snapped up 2 wickets. By Rite won by 9 runs, so it was a great birthday for Wright.
Over at the Smith Road Oval, Police continued their second round resurgence and defeated ESSO Tigers by 6 wickets. Having limited ESSO Tigers to a modest 153 (Victor Campbell 39 and Lawrence McIntoch 37) with outstanding bowling from Zachary McLaughlin and Alessandro Morris, Police batsmen finished of the good work. Good contributions came from Ryan Bovell, Pearson Best and McLaughlin.
Omar Willis scored his first century (114) in assisting ESSO Cubs to 296 for 5 against Chillies. Willis has shown tremendous talent from his youthful days and finally a degree of maturity has step in as he collected 12 fours in a perfect displayed of patience and application. ESSO Cubs won by 198 runs.
After the long time off Motown Women provided an improved performance with Paulette Robinson 63 and Ann Warren 27 but could not prevent Panthers from a 10 wickets victory. Outstanding for Panthers were Carneth Thomas 67n.o and Wyvonne Forbes 30n.o.
Cayman Islands cricket changes format in Division 1 after the Easter break as the national players begin preparation for the ICC Americas Region T/20 tournament scheduled for July in Fort Lauderdale, USA.
Its T/20 time with 2 matches every Sunday.