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Saints stay out front in Premiership race

Saints stay out front in Premiership race


Saints, one of the oldest cricket outfits here, continue to enjoy a season of bounty, heading up the standings of the National Lotteries Authority Premier Division of the national setup.{{more}}

After five matches, Guardian General Saints summit on 75 points. Saints added some valuable points last weekend, as they earned first innings from Police Two at the Sion Hill Playing Field.

Electing to bat after winning the toss, Police Two lumbered to 151 all out. Mc Leon Williams hit the top score of 29, which included five fours and a six.

Rolando Wright, who up to last season wore the emblem of Police Two, was again the pick of Saints’ bowling, taking took 5 for 34 and Timothy Warner chipped in with 3 for 33.

Saints responded with 240 all out, led by Omar Lorraine’s 61, Rickford Walker, 53, and Rolando Wright, 34. Lorraine and Walker shared in a second wicket partnership of 78.

Kenroy Martin took 3 for 51 for the lawmen.

Police Two, trailing by 89 runs, decided that attack was the best form of defence, as openers Mc Leon Williams (42) and Salvan Browne (61) posted 94 for the first wicket.

Browne was the aggressor, striking 10 fours and a pair of sixes in his knock.

Saints, though, began taking wickets regularly, but were let down by some crucial drop catches.

Police Two held on to reach 175 for 8, when the match was called off. Mohammed Lavia compiled 31 late in the innings, made up of six fours.

Nesron Samuel had 3 for 39, bowling for Saints.

Saints are closely followed by last year’s joint champions Team Rivals and Victors One, who are on 66 points and 55 points, respectively.

Both Team Rivals and Victors One have played four matches.

Rivals have an opportunity to get past Saints when they tackle the News Spartans this weekend at the Sion Hill Playing Field.

This weekend’s other match pits Carl Joseph Law Chambers ASCO against LIME Radcliffe at Park Hill. (RT)