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Radcliffe overturns Victors One


AOL Boutique Radcliffe narrowed the space between them and the News Spartans at the top of the standings with a comfortable outright win over former champions, Victors One, in the RBTT Premier Division of the national Cricket Programme.{{more}}

Victors One, fielding eight players for the second week running, was not twice lucky, as Radcliffe made them pay for their numerical disadvantage.

Radcliffe batted first and made 163. Linden James made 44, Delroy Johnson struck 41, and Wayne Harper, 35. Keiron Cottoy took 6 for 52, and Atticus Browne, 4 for 34.

In reply, Victors One was dismissed for 89, with James changing roles from his established wicket keeping duties. He took 3 for 11 with his trundlers, and Drumo Toney had 2 for 24.

Batting a second time, Radcliffe scored 188 for 5, declared. Harper led the way with 66, and James bolstered with 64. Cottoy bagged 3 for 40.

And set 263 to win, Victors One was humbled for 50. Toney, 3 for 18, and Johnson, 2 for 13, shared the bowling honours as they set up a challenge for the title.

In the Bottlers First Division, Belmont United, Owia Stars and Unique Warriors all joined in and secured full points.

Belmont slaughtered ASCO Two by an innings and 64 runs.

ASCO Two scored 108. Nico Robinson topped their batting with 35 and Colbert Simon made 33. Basil Weekes took 2 for 22.

Led by Jerome Samuel’s 93, Angell Holder, 35, and 27 each from Imran Samuel and Jamal Bradshaw, Belmont mounted 245 for 6 declared. O’Neil Endeavour had 3 for 57 and Robinson, 3 for 65.

Behind by 137 runs, ASCO Two stopped at 73. Joe Horne grabbed 4 for 23, and Adolphus Campbell, 3 for 24.

Owia Stars defeated North Leeward by 32 runs, despite losing on first innings.

The Stars was dismissed for 75. Eston Robertson snared 4 for 16 and Mayor Edwards, 3 for 20.

North Leeward then posted 115 in response. Keshawn Lewis made 38. Jent Lavia secured 6 for 42 and Rawle Baptiste 2 for 9.

Owia Stars in their second innings reached 189 all out. Jimi Lavia hit 50 and Auryn Lorraine 32, as Ronnique Laborde bagged 7 for 60 and Edwards 2 for 55.

Chasing down 150 to win, North Leeward’s pursuit ended at 117. William Edwards was the topscorer with 26. Emron Lorraine took 4 for 8, Jent Lavia 2 for 27, Braxie Browne 2 for 30 and Razine Browne 2 for 35.

Unique Warriors after defaulting the previous weekend, turned up for their fixture this time, but defending champion, Log Enterprises Masters did not, thereby giving them full points.(RT)