Sports
February 18, 2014
Gidron Pope starts off national cricket competitions’ century list

Gidron Pope hit a century, and there were ten-wicket hauls for Ray Charles, Kenneth Dember and Andre Hunte, as well as a hat-trick, as the National Lotteries Authority Premier Division of the national cricket set-up had a packed weekend.{{more}}

Pope, who slammed a double century in the United Insurance Schools competition just over a week ago, tuned up at the Arnos Vale One Playing Field to score 120 not out for the New Spartans versus Victors One on Sunday.

Pope’s innings helped Spartans to 214 in their second innings, having followed on. In that total Kenneth Dember snared 8 for 74 to add to his 5 for 19 in Spartans’ first innings of 141. Omarlie Lavia contributed 47 when Spartans batted first.

Victors One had totalled 250 for 4 declared; Chrisroy John scored 65 not out, Keron Cottoy, 53 not out, Miles Bascombe, 45 and Atticus Browne, 41. Dawnley Grant took 3 for 60, bowling for Spartans.

Victors One was 27 for 1, when play was called off.

At Arnos Vale Two, Ray Charles finished with 10 for 40, as Guardian Life Saints beat LIME Radcliffe by three wickets in a low scoring affair.

Radcliffe was bundled out for 76, with Charles taking 7 for 26.

But Saints did not fare better, as they were dismantled for 60; Delorn Johnson had 6 for 18 and Dyke Cato, 4 for 25.

Batting a second time, Radcliffe fared worse – dismissed for 67; Kenroy Peters took 4 for 21 and Ray Charles, 3 for 24.

Saints got to 88 for 7; Rommel Currency made 29. Delorn Johnson took 3 for 26 and Dyke Cato, 3 for 24.

And, at the Stubbs Playing Field, Carl Joseph Law Chambers ASCO took first innings from Police Two.

ASCO posted 186, with Desron Maloney, 82 and Andre Hunte, 62.

Bowling for Police Two – Elmore Alexander took 3 for 45 and Mohammed Lavia, 3 for 48.

In reply, Police Two made 156, with Andre Hunte taking 5 for 51.

ASCO was dismantled for 76 in their second innings, led by Trevor Martin, with 4 for 10 and Elmore Alexander, 3 for 32.

Police Two were 96 for 7 at the close of play. Andre Hunte had 5 for 34, including a hat-trick. (RT)