Saints go marching in
February 28, 2014

Saints go marching in

Guardian General Saints are marching in the National Lotteries Authority Premier Division of the national cricket programme in commanding fashion.{{more}}

Saints had the News Spartans stand at attention and salute them last Sunday, as they completed a four-wicket win at the Sion Hill Playing Field.

Playing on a two-paced pitch, Spartans without some of their stripped warriors in their line-up, was dismissed for 68.

New recruit Seon Sween, who was previously enrolled with Victors One, top scored with 27.

Saints’ general for many years, Kenroy Peters, bagged 5 for 20, while Rolando Wright, who has broken ranks with the local constabulary, snared 3 for 24 and Ray Charles collected 2 for 13.

Saints responded with 125 all out. Sunil Ambris, celebrated his call-up to the senior Windwards team, stroking his way to 71, which was studded with eight boundaries.

The lead bowler for Spartans was Gidron Pope, who snapped up 5 for 23 and Dawnley Grant, 3 for 42.

Trailing by 57 runs, Spartans’ second innings halted at 150.

Sween was again the mainstay of their batting as he sculptured 75, inclusive of three fours and a pair of sixes. Rolando Wright, 5 for 43, Rommel Currency, 2 for 10 and Kenroy Peters 2 for 33, shared the wickets, bowling for Saints.

Chasing a target of 94, Saints stuttered at the beginning, but were steadied by a knock of 37 from Sunil Ambris. However, three quick wickets gave Spartans a glimmer of hope, but Saints were able to cross the line at 95 for 6.

The lumbering Basil Andrews picked up 3 for 38 for Spartans.

It was Saints’ second victory on the trot, as the previous weekend, they had squeezed LIME Radcliffe by three wickets.

Saints, though, can see their march checked, as they would be without three of their warrant officers – Peters, Currency and Ambris, who have all been summoned for duty with the Windwards team. (RT)