By Rite set out to knock contenders back and retain title

Defending champions By Rite started impressively against Greenies as the new cricket season began at the Smith Road Oval on Sunday.  

By Rite’s Omar Bryan had an outstanding all-round match, receiving excellent support from Conroy Wright, Deno McInnis and Ainsley Hall.  

Bowling well for Greenies were Ryan Bovell and Alister Ifill with 4 wickets each. Troy Taylor lead By Rite to victory by 75 runs. 

At Jimmy Powell Oval in West Bay, Sol Tigers limited Police to 131 and had no problems reaching that target for the loss of 5 wickets. Darren Cato was outstanding for Sol Tigers. 

In Division 2, Ramon Sealy scored the first century in Cayman’s new season, slamming 159 runs, which include 11 fours and 8 sixes against Schools.  

At their turn at the crease, Schools had no answer for veteran Wayne Cato who picked up 5 wickets. Sol Cubs won by a whopping 235 runs. 

Greenies Too joined the winners in Division 2 by defeating Mango Tree by 105 runs.  

Good batting from Andrew Dean, Dirkie De Ruiter and Marc Randall followed by David McGrath’s controlled leg spin were the pillars that lead to success. 

In the women’s league, Vanessa Cameron stroked a boundary-filled 74 not out as Strikers completely overwhelmed Islanders for a massive victory.  

Joining Dawn Hector who contributed 27 runs at the fall of the first wicket with her team’s total on only 1 run, Cameron made her intentions clear immediately by going on the attack.  

She returned later to bowl and assist Strikers restricting Islanders to 84 runs. Only Jada Morgan, with 30 runs, provided any resistance. Strikers won by 77 runs.  

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Vanessa Cameron gave a great all-round performance. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD
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