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Three teams win big

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Three teams win big

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THREE teams completed their first victories of the LIME Division 1 cricket competition yesterday.
As interest mounts in the relegation battle with the season approaching the half-way stage, Caribbean Lumber YMPC, Wanderers and Police eased their worries by defeating ESA Pickwick, Old Brigand Dover and Banks, respectively.
AT BECKLES ROAD: ESA Field Pickwick’s batting line-up imploded for a second successive innings to hand Caribbean Lumber YMPC an emphatic victory by the massive margin of 186 runs .
Faced with the mountainous target of 305 to win with the entire final day at their disposal, the visiting club plummeted to 118 in a mere 27.5 overs, with 15 minutes still remaining in the first session.
Brothers Jamar and Corey Yearwood posted the highest partnership, 22 for the second wicket, while six batsmen reached double digits as the wickets were shared among the varied YMPC bowling attack.
Seamer Tennyson Roach completed an outstanding all-round performance, grabbing three second innings wickets (match figures 12-78) but Dwayne Smith with three for 24, returned the best figures for the hosts.
AT INCH MARLOW: Gary Belle bowled Wanderers to their first victory of the season with excellent career-best match figures of ten for 95 against Old Brigand Dover.
Set 190 to win from a minimum 45 overs, Dover capitulated meekly for a paltry 97 during the fourth of the mandatory overs. 
Off-spinner Belle took five for 24 from 12.2 overs. He was well supported by Chad Clarke-Reifer with three for 38.
Only Jamar Phillips with an unbeaten 33 and Sean Armstrong (28) reached double-digits, as the 23-year-old Belle captured his maiden Division 1 ten-wicket match haul.
 Earlier, Dover were dismissed for 223 after resuming on 202 for eight in reply to Wanderers’ 286. Belle picked up the last two wickets to end with five for 71 from 22.1 overs, while Clarke-Reifer claimed four for 42.
Wanderers then raced to 126 for two before the declaration came after 18 overs. Jason Greene cracked a blistering 64 from 43 balls, decorated with four fours and four sixes, while Kirk Edwards hit an unbeaten 31.
AT WEYMOUTH: Police completed their first win of the season despite stubborn resistance from Banks.
The lawmen won comfortably by nine wickets shortly after tea after cruising to a target of 125 for the loss of only one wicket.
A century opening stand between Roger Williams (67 not out) and Stephen Payne (54) carried Police to their win after Banks’ last wicket pair of Tariq Hoyte and Shadd Simmons kept them at bay at the start of the day.
Banks resumed their second innings on 198 for nine but rallied to 241 with Simmons (31) and Hoyte (24 not out) extending their stand to 61.
AT BAYFIELD: BNB St Catherine’s  No. 9  Joel Leacock, batting with five stitches in one of his hands, cracked a face saving 105 not out to give his side first innings points over the Guardian General Barbados Youth.
Leacock, who sustained the injury against YMPC in the Sagicor General Cup last week Sunday and who did not participate in Saturday’s play, was forced to bat as his side slid to 246 for seven and still in deficit by 62.
Using the long handle of the bat more than the short handle Leacock, in reaching his second century of the season, struck seven sixes and a solitary four in  an innings spanning 168 minutes.
He found a useful partner in Kayode Pantophlet with whom he shared an unbroken tenth wicket partnership of 96.
Earlier, Kenroy Williams added another 25 to his overnight score of 102.
AT QUEEN’S PARK: Ryan Austin’s brilliant all-round effort secured first innings honours for Sagicor UWI over Super Centre Spartan in a match that petered out into a tame draw.
Austin’s first innings 55 helped the students to a first innings score of 369 and his five for 88 ensured his team bowled out the Parkites for 273.
Austin captured four of the Spartan wickets to fall yesterday after the home team resumed on 177 for four.
The only scare for the visitors came in an eighth-wicket stand of 66 between Sulieman Benn (60) and Chioke Payne (32) after Spartan plunged into serious trouble at 184 for seven .
With a first innings lead of 96, UWI rattled up 105 for three in 13.1 overs before declaring, setting Spartan a victory target of 202 in a minimum of 27 overs.
Wayne Blackman and Nicholas Carter batted out the evening to be 26 and 56 respectively as the home team closed on 88 without loss.
 AT WILDEY: Fast bowler Kemar Roach and medium-pacer Kirk Brome finished with three wickets each to give CGI Maple first innings lead by 47 runs against LIME.
Replying to 297, the hosts were dismissed for 250.
LIME resumed from their overnight score of 178 for six but fell short with captain Courtney Browne bowled by Roach for 26 while Amory Holder made 26.
Jeremy Marshall (15) and Nikolai Charles (17) tried to ease closer to the Maple total, but when Marshall was run out, the innings soon folded.
 Pedro Agard, in a very punishing mood in the second innings, lashed 20 runs off a single over by fast bowler Corey Edwards.
Orman Kellman remained unbeaten on 24 as the match petered out into a tame draw, with Maple finishing on 115 for five.
AT BANK HALL: ICBL Empire had to settle for a draw after half-centuries from Khalid Springer and West Indies batsman Dale Richards propped-up TeleBarbados Carlton in their second innings.
Chasing 134 for victory, Empire reached 42 for four in their second innings, when bad light stopped play with 11 overs remaining.
Springer hit the top score of 68, and Richards supported with 63, as Carlton, trailing by 114 on first innings, were dismissed for 247 in their second innings.
Springer struck eight threes and four fours from 89 balls in close to two hours, and shared in a stand of 69 with Krishnan Hurdle for the sixth wicket.
Richards had struck 11 threes and five fours from 49 balls in just over an hour, and put on 54 for the first wicket with stand-in Carlton captain, Vonrick Nurse.
Earlier, Kevin Stoute was undefeated on 150 – his highest Division 1 score – to propel Empire to 349 for seven declared in their first innings.

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