Thomas, Cato force Police One to their knees
February 28, 2014

Thomas, Cato force Police One to their knees

A century by Andrew Thomas and a 12-wicket match haul by Dyke Cato caused Police One to surrender meekly to LIME Radcliffe, as the latter rebounded in the Premier Division of the National Lotteries Authority National Cricket Tournament.{{more}}

Thomas hit 116, his maiden century in the premier division, as well as the first in that division at the Park Hill Playing Field, as Radcliffe posted 327 for 7 declared.

Thomas’ onslaught saw him plundering 10 fours and 7 sixes.

Andy Harper, 73 not out, and Drumo Toney, 59, all combined to help Radcliffe to an imposing reply.

Only Renford Samuel, with 3 for 77, showed some respectability with the ball amidst the batting carnage.

This, after Police One was jolted for 72 all out.

Andy Harper pouched 6 for 26 and Dyke Cato, 4 for 31, in Police One’s total.

Trailing by 252 runs, Police One, in their second innings, scored 143. Parnel Browne led the way with 78 not out.

But it was the off-spin of Cato, who bagged 8 for 70, that crafted Radcliffe ‘s comprehensive win by an innings and 114 runs.

It was the 2013 first division champions Police One’s second successive defeat.

In their opening encounter, Police One suffered the indignity of being bowled out for 20 versus Team Rivals, and went on to lose by an innings and 107 runs.

For Radcliffe, it was a chance for redemption, following their loss to Saints the previous weekend. (RT)