Mc Lean, Spartans trash St. David team
April 21, 2006
Mc Lean, Spartans trash St. David team

Nixon Mc Lean and Drumo Toney will be among the list of awardees when the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association holds its presentation ceremony later this year.

The two returned outstanding performances last weekend as the RBTT Premier Division of the national cricket competition reached its zenith. {{more}}

Former West Indies fast bowler Mc Lean helped Spartans to squat Franco Construction St. David’s to an innings and 49 run defeat at the Sion Hill Playing Field.

Mc Lean had match figures of 11 for 77 in eighteen unchanged overs.

He first bagged 4 for 19 in the first innings as St. David were routed for 46, and followed up with 7 for 58, as they fell for 87 all out batting a second time.

Spartans had earlier made 182, led by a topscore of 47 by Kissinger Mc Lean, Uzzah Pope 41 and Joey Welcome 36. Orlando Charles 3 for 36 and Javon Samuel 2 for 51, were the most successful bowlers for St. David.

Following up on his game high score, Kisssinger teamed up with his elder brother to take 5 for 27, as the duo only needed fourteen overs and one ball to dismiss St. David in their first innings.

Sheldon Hooper 27 and Elron Lewis 25 provided the little resistance for St. David’s in the second innings, as Dawnley Joseph showing his all round ability took 3 for 12.

St. David’s will face Vincom Numbgerz in the play off to determine the team that it relegated to next year’s first division.

Toney’s 138 proved to be the highest individual score thus in the premier division, as ECGC Radcliffe rattled up 356 against the runs reservoir Victors One. The barrel-chested batsman’s ton was littered with 13 sixes.

Osni Billingy 82 and 25 each from Keyon Jack and Kevin Jessop pushed Radcliffe to their total.

Hank Hall was Victors’ most successful bowler with 4 for 108. He got support from Ian Allen 2 for 27 and Danson Andrews 2 for 66.

Hall made 47 and Bertram Stapleton 30, as Victors folded 176, to end their wretched season, not able to repeat the form that led them to four successive premier division championships from 2002 to 2005.

Toney returned with the ball to take 3 for 35, with young and promising left arm fast bowler Dellorn Johnson 3 for 50 and off spinner Mahlon John 3 for 53, ensured that Radcliffe take the third position.

The teams’ focus will be on the 20/ twenty which resumes next weekend, as this weekend is reserved for the first division fixtures which are lagging behind.