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Saints haul ASCO over coals

Saints haul  ASCO over coals

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Inept batting by Carl Joseph Law Chambers ASCO, coupled with some incisive bowling by Kenroy Peters, led Guardian General Saints to an easy triumph last Sunday,{{more}} as the National Lotteries Authority Premier Division of the national cricket programme hits the home stretch.

Playing at the Arnos Vale One Playing Field, ASCO batted first and were dismissed for 97, as they fielded two players short.

Deron Greaves was the main contributor with 64, made up of four fours and five sixes. Rommel Currency picked up 3 for 31; Kenroy Peters had 2 for 14 and Ray Charles 2 for 18.

Currency then cracked 65, in which he belted eight fours and Jerron John made 40 (seven fours), to see Saints to 208 for 9 declared.

Bowling for ASCO, Desron Maloney picked up 3 for 53; Darius Martin took 3 for 84 and Andre Hunte 2 for 46.

Behind by 111, ASCO started disastrously, losing Greaves and Kelshun Da Silva in the first over without a run on the board, as both went via the bowling of the wily Peters.

More damage was done by Peters in his second over, as he outfoxed ASCO’s best batsman, Maloney, to engineer the rout.

It was a steady procession from the P.H. Veira Pavilion to the pitch, where the ASCO players made a very brief stop in the middle.

At one point, ASCO, at 17 for 7, were in danger of falling for the lowest score of the season, that of 20 made by Police One against Team Rivals.

However, they rallied to be eventually dismissed for 37, wrecked by Kenroy Peters, who was operating off a very short run.

The left arm medium pacer snared 7 for 14 and Ray Charles claimed 2 for 26, as Saints jumped ahead of the standings with all their seven matches completed.

All eyes, however, will be on the Team Rivals versus Victors One match-up, which would determine if Saints lift the title in 2014.(RT)

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