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Spartans are the Victors

Spartans are the Victors

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The national cricket competition resumed last weekend with players longing for action, but that was not to be, as several teams turned up without the full complement of players.{{more}}

This deficiency helped the News Spartans to an innings defeat over Victors One in the RBTT premier Division.

A belligerent 97 from Nixon Mc Lean piloted Spartans to 228. Alston Bobb, 3 for 50, Hank Hall, 3 for 60, and Atticus Browne, 2 for 32, shared the wickets for Victors One. Batting with only seven players, Victors was shot out for 101 in their first innings, with Donson Andrews making a topscore of 45. Basil Andrews, 2 for 16, Nixon Mc Lean, 2 for 33, and his younger brother Kissinger, 2 for 35, put the brakes on the Victors innings.

Batting a second time, Victors made 102. Seon Sween hit 34, and Bobb, 28. T’ron Simon, 3 for 23, Austin Edwards, 2 for 10, and Noel Jack, 2 for 20, as Spartans pushed to an innings and 25 run win.

In another Premier Division fixture, MVC Rivals laboured to 200, against Police Two, on a sluggish outfield at Sion Hill.

Led by 81 from Harley Skerritt, and Teran Harper’s 36, Rivals took advantage of Police’s lack of numbers.

Kenroy Martin, 3 for 29, with the fiery but suspect action of Mohammed Lavia, who claimed 3 for 42 and Vaughn Browne, 2 for 32, were the successful bowlers for Police.

Othniel Baptiste was the only bright spark for Police with the bat with 37, as his team folded for 78. Orlanzo Jackson, 3 for 26, Roland Wilkinson, 2 for 18, and Zano Mack, also 2 for 18, ensured at least first innings points.

Rivals were 56 for 3 in their second innings.

Also in the top flight, front runners ECGC Radcliffe squandered a golden opportunity to take some points against Eat Rite Saints.

Lynden James hit 106 not out, which included 12 fours, Drumo Toney, 53, and Joe Floyd John, 31, to see their team to 268 for 7 declared. Walford Ambris, 3 for 78, and Roger Gibson, 2 for 39, were the main wicket takers for Saints, who responded with 178 for 9 when play was called off. The match ended in a no decision.

The shortage of players bug also hit the Bottlers First Division.

C and J Construction ASCO made light work of a depleted CLICO A’Level College. Rajiv Roberts, 50, Stein Joseph, 33, put ASCO to 168 all out. Morrison Edwards, 5 for 68, and Roxell John, 2 for 19, were the main wicket takers for the College.

Fielding the minimum of seven players, A’Level College was dismissed for 62, with John Williams making a top score of 29. Kimani Thomas, 3 for 17, and Everton Durrant, 3 for 19, doing the damage with the ball.

At A’Level’s second turn, Andre Hunte snared 4 for 27 and Thomas 2 for 17, as they could only reach 83, losing by an innings and 23 runs.

The other fixture in the First Division saw very limited play between Digicel Neil Williams Academy and Sion Hill as the match ended in a no decision. (RT)

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