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Rivals are the Victors


Defending champions of the RBTT Premier Division of the National Cricket Competition, MVC Rivals, continued from where they left off last year, when they recorded an innings and 112 run triumph over newly promoted Victors Two.{{more}}

Rivals, led by St. Vincent and the Grenadines middle order batsman Hyron Shallow, who topped their batting with 91, Harley Skerritt and Teran Harper, both scoring 37, and Nicholas Baptiste contributing 33, made 262 for 8 declared.

Javed Harry snared 4 for 47, and national Under -15 player Kenneth Dember, 2 for 42, were the top bowlers for Victors Two.

But they found the going in the higher tough and folded for 64.

Shallow took 4 for 13, new recruit Kesrick Williams, 3 for 29, and perennial top wicket taker Orlanzo Jackson had 2 for 6.

And, asked to follow on, Victors Two made 86. Asif Hooper with 4 for 22, and Jackson, 3 for 24, ensured their team’s maximum points and an early end to the match on Sunday.

But it was the ever green Dawnley Joseph who stole the spotlight, as he started the century list when he made 115 against Irie Travel Packers.

Joseph’s innings was peppered with 13 fours and two maximums, as the News Spartans reached 227 for 6 declared. His son, former St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Windwards and West Indies Under-19 fast bowler Dawnley Grant, made 42 not out.

Roneil Jeffery took 3 for 57, and Jamal Jeffery, 2 for 26, bowling for Packers.

Packers had taken first knock and were dismissed for 138. Alfie Gould was the lead with the bat, making an even 50. Austin Edwards, 2 for 11, Grant, 2 for 19, and Sherwin Mapp, 2 for 20. Gould made 30, as Packers fared worse a second time and made 120. Jamal Jeffery scored 32, as Micha Joseph, the younger brother of Dawnley, had 4 for 24, and Trevor Simon, 4 for 62.

Spartans knocked off the 32 required without losing a wicket, to win convincingly by ten wickets. (RT)