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Premier Division cricket race heading for photo finish

Premier Division cricket race heading for photo finish


Team Rivals and Guardian General Saints are heading for a dead heat in the National Lotteries Authority Premier Division of the National Cricket programme.{{more}}

The two have completed six matches, with Rivals heading the standings on 111 points and Saints sitting on 98 points.

Rivals have to contend with their joint champions of 2013, Victors One, in their last outing, while Saints engage Carl Joseph Law Chambers ASCO.

Rivals did their cause some justice last weekend, when they completed an innings and 85-run thumping of LIME Radcliffe.

Batting first at the Park Hill Playing Field, Team Rivals scored 264 for 7 declared; Hyron Shallow made 82, Harley Skerritt- 62 and Marvin Small 60.

Bowling for Radcliffe, off spinner Dyke Cato took 3 for 76 and Lindon James with his trundlers-2 for 62.

Radcliffe was dismissed for 107, with Romano Pierre hitting 36.

Both Asif Hooper and Olanzo Jackson took 3 for 8 and Roneil Jeffrey added 2 for 7.

Radcliffe, batting a second time, fared worse, bowled out for 72, undone by Olanzo Jackson with 5 for 26 and Deighton Butler 4 for 19.

At Arnos Vale One, Police One won first innings points over Carl Joseph Law Chambers ASCO, to ease themselves from the relegation spot, leapfrogging the News Spartans.

The whipping boys of the division, Police One, showed some muscle, as they posted 259 all out.

Their innings was controlled by Collison Cottoy, who struck 76 and Gosnel Cupid contributed 66 not out.

The all-round Desron Maloney snapped 3 for 51, bowling for ASCO, who replied then with 245 all out. Leading the way was Jenry Ollivierre with 71 and Kelshun Da Silva 40.

Police One, one from the bottom in the eightteam table, has 38 points from six matches, while ASCO, in sixth position, has 48 points, also from six outings.(RT)