A familiar name is atop the local cricket rankings.
Greenies recorded back-to-back league championships last weekend with one round of matches remaining. They defeated By Rite, their closest rivals, by 42 runs and remain unbeaten for the season. Greenies managed 103 for 9 wickets in a low-scoring match on a pitch of unpredictable bounce.
Only Michael Reid with 25, Josh Brown with 22, and Nick Sellars with 18 got to double figures. By Rite bowlers Kenute Tulloch, Michael Cousins, Omar Bryan and Gregory Smith took two wickets each.
It proved to be even more difficult for the By Rite batsmen as Greenies’ Josh Brown took 3 wickets, Peter Bigwood and Alessandro Morris had 2 wickets each and they combined well to bowl out By Rite for 61 runs.
Victory was sweeter for the Greenies side as a number of their main players were missing and the reserves had to be called out. Congratulations to Captain Chris Palmer and his outfit for another magnificent season.
At Jimmy Powell Oval, Prison powered their way to a major victory defeating Esso Tigers by 63 runs. Batting first, Prison totalled 177 for 8 wickets with 5 batsmen getting to the twenties. Ugal Sicard picked up 3 wickets for Esso Tigers.
Kevon Bazil achieved his best bowling figures for this season getting 5 wickets for 22, ably assisted by Oscar Owen with 3 wickets. Only Ricardo Roach 46 and Sicard 25 got amongst the runs for Esso Tigers as they crumbed for 114 runs.
Primary schools are also storming the wickets as the LIME-sponsored Primary Schools Cricket competition comes up on Wednesday with Sir John A. Cumber against Red Bay. The match is scheduled for Smith Road Oval starting at 10.30am. A full report will follow.