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First Division title in Police custody

First Division title in Police custody

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The local constabulary underlined its dominance of this year’s national cricket competition, adding the first division one silverware to its collection.

Police one completed the sweep last Sunday, beating Log Masters on first innings at the Brighton playing field.{{more}}

A 75-run eighth wicket partnership between Gerald Gould and Brenton Smith excavated the lawmen from the worrying position of 174 for 7, in pursuit of 245 for first innings.

The burly Gould navigated his team to 252 for 8, when the match was called off. Gould made 81 not out, laced with seven fours and two sixes. Smith, the team’s captain contributed 13 of the partnership. Renrick Cato had earlier scored 78, with seven fours and five sixes to lay the scaffolding for Police innings.

Harvey Pope bagged 5 for 66, to follow up his 64, when Log Masters batted.

Pope’s hard-hitting knock was littered with nine fours and two sixes. He was supported by Urias King 31, Linton Greaves 29 and Elvis Browne 28. Also contributing to Masters’ total of 244 all out was 42 extras conceded by police.

Gould led his team’s bowling with 3 for 42, assisted by Smith 2 for 19, Malcolm Alexander 2 for 35 and Uroy Farrell 2 for 53.

Police two had earlier secured the premier division title. The latest triumph means that both police outfits will compete in next year’s premier division competition.

Police one will replace Vincom Numbgerz, which spent one year in the top flight.

And, the law officers got immediate congratulations from the top brass of the force. On hand at the Police’s moment of glory were Commissioner of Police Keith Miller and Assistant Commissioner Lenford Brewster.

Miller lauded his subordinates for their efforts and said that the recent achievements in all sports especially the cricketers, “speaks well for the organisation”.

He labelled the successes as “unprecedented”, in the local sphere of cricket competition.

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