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Spartans continue Police Two’s roller-coaster ride

Spartans continue Police Two’s roller-coaster ride

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The roller-coaster ride for Police Two in the 2015 National Lotteries Authority Premier Division of the national cricket programme continued last weekend at the Sion Hill Playing Field, where they were beaten by the News Spartans.{{more}}

Police Two managed 178, batting first. Marcus John top scored with 66, McLeon Williams hit 35 and Kevin Abraham, 34.

Bowling for Spartans, Terron Simon had 2 for 39.

Spartans replied with 237 for 8 declared; Terron Simon struck 75. Kenneth Dember grabbed 4 for 73 and Romario Bibby, 2 for 36.

Batting a second time, Police Two reached 110, undone by Simon, who bagged 5 for 33.

Spartans, set 52 to win, cruised to 55 for 3, to win by seven wickets.

At Arnos Vale One, defending champions Team Rivals earned first innings over Victors One.

Victors One squandered a good position, to be dismissed for 213: Atticus Browne, 69, Lauron Francois, 46 and Miles Bascombe, 45, were the principal scorers.

Bowling for Rivals, Deighton Butler bucketed 7 for 51 and Olanzo Jackson, 2 for 39. Team Rivals, without one of the premier batsmen Hyron Shallow, responded with 247.

But the depth was realized when Harley Skerritt crafted 61, Casmond Walters, 59, and Deighton Butler, 37, not out.

Leading the bowlers’ column for Victors One were Norlan Williams, 4 for 63, Miles Bascombe, 3 for 46 and Shaquille Browne 2 for 46.

And, at the nearby Arnos Vale Two venue, Carl Joseph Law Chambers ASCO got first innings from Triumph United.

Batting first, ASCO made 306 for 4 declared; Derron Greaves with 86, Delroy Gregg, 63, not out, Kenville Sam, 59, not out and Desron Maloney, 47, all contributed to ASCO’s total.

Kerwin Williams, with 2 for 17, was Triumph United’s most successful bowler.

Triumph United responded with 223, led by Travis Cumberbatch’s 67 and Keroy Roberts, 32.

Bowling for ASCO, Desron Maloney snared 5 for 54.

And, batting a second time, ASCO was 172 for 9 at the close of play.

Desron Maloney, 41, Delroy Gregg, 34 and Roger Gibson, 31, were the main contributors, as Keroy Roberts helped himself with 6 for 43, bowling for Triumph United.

It was the first time for the season that Triumph United was avoiding an outright defeat.(RT)

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