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MVC Rivals no match for police

MVC Rivals no match for police

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Police Two used little force to take hold of the 2006 RBTT Premier Division title of the national cricket competition.

Their moment of glory was formalised last Sunday at 5: 14 pm, at the Arnos Vale Playing Field when MVC Rivals’ most experienced players, Orlanzo Jackson and Deighton Butler had staged a rear-guard resilience to deny Police an outright win. {{more}}

Police, looking to take the title in grand style, had Rivals bobbing and weaving at 50 for 5, when Butler joined his captain and safely moored Rivals to 118 without further loss.

And the law officers got immediate congratulations for their efforts as Commissioner of Police Keith Miller was on hand to share in the celebrations. For the top cop, it was a case of déjà vu, as he was part of the police team that lifted the title in 1996.

The most potent of the eight teams in the condensed season; Police on Saturday had set up their victory, bowling out MVC Rivals for 61.

Rivals had difficulty with the pace-spin combination served up by Police. Othneil Baptiste 3 for 18, Calvin Glasgow 3 for 6 and Mohammed Lavia 2 for 13 conjured up to dismiss Rivals, for their lowest score for the season. By the close of play on Saturday, Police had put one hand on the trophy reaching 65 for 3.

Josiah John 62, the consistent Elmore Alexander struck 56, Kenroy Martin 31, and a contribution of 39 from extras pushed Police to 259 all out. Jackson with another handful of wickets bagged 6 for 74.

Rivals faced with a deficit of 198, were staring down the barrel and smelling its powder, with half of their batting back in the pavilion, before they were rescued by the timely intervention of Jackson and Butler.

Police will enjoy increased prize money for their attainment of the top position.

It is not finished for Police as they have put the 20/ twenty title on their most wanted list.

And, with a hefty reward for winning, the officers have been ordered by Miller to pursue the chase with vigour.

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