Diamonds International Police and Scotiabank Empire secured full points over their opponents in last weekend’s ABCA Two Day Cricket competition after play became possible, thus breaking a streak of four consecutive weekends without play due to rain.
Playing at Mack Pond in All Saints, Police and Island Fence Jennings both made the same score of 176 in their first innings, but Police were able to gain full points at the end of the day.
Batting first, Jennings’ run total was built around Casmore Trudge 45, Morton Browne 42, Elijah Peters 31 and Zavier Freeland 23.
Austin Richards Jr of Police took three wickets for 40 runs, and both James Cornelius and Trevor Thompson each claimed three for 44.
Police’s innings had contribution from Bertel Baltimore with 39; Shawn Walsh 35; Tarrick Prince 31, Austin Richards Jr 20 and Elmore Scholar 14 not out.
Freeland picked up six scalps for 58 and Browne claimed four for 85.
Batting a second time, Jennings could only muster 132 all out. Julio Charles scored 27, Browne 41 and Peters 16.
Cornelius captured three for 20; Prince took four for 31, Richards Jr two for 16, and Thompson one for 43.
Police needed 133 for victory in 19 overs and found themselves struggling at 22 for the loss of three, but good batting from skipper Richards Jr, who ended on 64 not out, and Tito Henry 24 not out gave them victory.
Zaveir Freeland had three for 56 and match figures of nine for 114.
At Factory Grounds, Empire beat Combined Schools by an innings and seven runs.
Combined Schools batted first and were bowled out for 96 runs. Damon Valentine hit 31, Damien Lowerfield 22, and Omarie Matthew 15 not out.
Lynton Africa of Empire had three scalps for 32 and David Desilva took two for 16.
Empire replied with 195. Juari Edwards and Dave Hughes each struck 42; Africa made 27 and Dean Joseph 25.
Lowerfield claimed three wickets for 28 runs; O Blair three for 27 and Valentine three for 27.
Batting a second time, Combined Schools were bowled out for 92 runs to give Empire a significant victory.
Matthew scored 29 not out and Valentine 25.
Africa picked up two wickets for seven runs and Justin Athanaze helped by scalping four for 28.