Small gets  century  list rolling
February 15, 2013

Small gets century list rolling

Marvin Small’s quest to regain a place in the senior cricket team for the 2013 Windward Islands tournament got a boost last weekend, when he slammed 112, at the Arnos Vale Two Playing Field, for defending the National Lotteries Authority premier division champion, Rivals.{{more}}

In the traditional opening match, which features the winner of the first division of the previous year, in this case – Victors Two and the reigning premier division champion, Small posted the first century of the 2013 local season, which got out of the blocks at two venues.

Supporting Small in Rivals’ lone innings were Harley Skerritt who scored 52 not out, Recarvo Williams – 24, Asif Hooper – 22 and Hyron Shallow – 21, which pushed Rivals to 266 for 6 declared.

Bowling for Victors Two, Javed Harry grabbed 2 for 63 and Shaquille Browne 2 for 75.

Victors Two had batted first and were dismissed for 131. Nichols Baptiste was the top scorer with 32, Shaquille Browne 31 not out and Lewshawn Lewis 31.

Bowling for Rivals, Orlanzo Jackson collected 5 for 30, Casmond Walters 3 for 35 and Asif Hooper 2 for 39.

Victors Two, batting a second time, made 101, undone by the bowling of Casmond Walters who snared 4 for 11 and Deighton Butler 2 for 36, as Rivals cruised to an uncomplicated innings and 32-run-win.

And as cricket returned to the Sion Hill Playing Field, Victors One made amends for their club mates, clobbering Spartans by an innings and 132 runs.

Victors One batted first and made 193. Ray Jordan 56, topped the batting and there were useful contributions from Keron Cottoy, who made 28, and Norlan Williams and Chrisroy John, who both struck 27.

Bowling for Spartans, Kentish Bascombe took 3 for 41, Teran Simon collected 3 for 57 and Nixon Mc Lean 2 for 35.

Spartans at their turn were routed for 39. Keron Cottoy snared 4 for 10, Ray Jordan 3 for 19 and Norlan Williams 2 for 3.

Asked to follow on, Spartans were dismissed for 93. Nixon Mc Lean was the top scorer with 20.

Alston Bobb 4 for 26, Kenneth Dembar 4 for 34 and Ray Jordan 2 for 10, bowled their team to an innings triumph.

The competition gives way this weekend, as St Vincent and the Grenadines hosts the Windwards and Trinidad and Tobago in the second round of the West Indies Cricket Board’s four-day regional competition at the Arnos Vale One Playing Field. (RT)