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National Cricket Competition starts with a bang!

SportsNational Cricket Competition starts with a bang!

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Feb. 18, 2015–The Harrison Parks National Cricket Competition 2015 started out with a bang and some exciting games.

To start, the most exciting one was the game between Police and last year’s champs, Easy Does It. Police took them down on Saturday in Belmopan. But for those who were not there, a couple of players for Police this year were a part of Easy Does It last year. Anyway, congrats to Police Team on their big win! Scores for that game went this way. Police took to bat first and scored 96 runs. Sylbert Martinez, a veteran that played with Excellence last year, top scored for Police with 35 runs. Orlando Banner, who played for Police last year, took 5 wickets for Easy Does It. Warren Anthony scored 34 for Easy Does It, and Brandon Lewis took 5 wickets for Police. Easy Does It lost with a score of 70 runs.

Another interesting game was between Western Eagles and Excelsior, played at Rancho Dolores. Western Eagles took to bat first and scored 86 runs; then Excelsior took to bat, and at the fall of the last wicket, 85 runs was scored. A very close game, mi seh. Dirk Sutherland top scored for Western Eagles with 28 runs, followed by Jermaine Pook with 24. Jerry Casasola and Lloyd Casasola took 3 wickets each for Excelsior. Brian Casasola top scored with18 runs, followed by Lloyd Casasola with 13 for Excelsior. Jermaine Pook took 3 wickets for Western Eagles.

In Burrell Boom, Wicked Eleven had an easy win over Brave Union with a whopping 279 runs to 49. Walter Flowers top scored with 64, followed by Ted Flowers with 53 for Wicked 11. Roshane Flowers took 3 wickets for Brave Union. Calbert “Bruck-up” Ferguson top scored with 19 for Brave Union, while Edison “Sheep” Robinson took 3 wickets for Wicked 11.

Bright Star traveled to Double Head Cabbage and took on Excellence, who defeated them by a score of 148 to 88. Sydney Martinez top scored with 25 for Excellence, while Shane Robinson took 4 wickets for Bright Star. Kenyon Moody scored 17 for the Stars, while Keenan and Orson Flowers took 6 and 4 wickets, respectively, for the winner.

In other games, Isabella Uprising bruised Berlan with a score of 104 to 70. Frederick Guy top scored for Isabella with 28 runs, while Mickey Goff took 4 wickets for Berlan. Leonel Russell top scored for Berlan with 25, and Winston Hendy took 4 wickets for Uprising.

At Crooked Tree, Brilliant showed Suga Boys who is the boss by hitting them very hard with a score of 69 to 65 with 6 wickets to spare. Arturo Wade scored 20 for Brilliant, while Landis Wade took 4 wickets for Suga Boys. Michael Wade scored 11 runs for Suga Boys, and Clifford Tillett took 3 wickets for Brilliant.

Next we had Cahsu Medicos going against Sunrise in Lords Bank. Sunrise went to bat first, and after 4 hours of batting, they scored a comfortable 175 runs, with Jermaine Baizar putting 79 runs towards the score. If it was not the good bowling of Sachim Kadijanchi, who took 4 wickets, I believe the score would have been higher. Cahsu Medicos took to bat then, and at the starting, the first two batsmen were doing excellent, with Vijay Kumar hitting a couple of sixes to quickly put 25 runs on the scoreboard. Zaghi (Mamoud Zigahloo) was handed the ball, and with his tricky left hand bowling, soon proved that he was no bowler to take lightly. He took 5 wickets; that helped to keep the score to 70 runs at the fall of the last wicket.

I must say it was a great day for cricket. The umpires are to be praised too for doing a good job in getting the stats to me early.

Weekend games
The following games are scheduled for this weekend:

Zone One – Easy Does it vs Excelsior at St Paul’s Bank; Bright Star vs Western Eagles at Sand Hill; Excellence vs Police at Belmopan.

 Zone Two – Berlan vs Brilliant at ‘Landing; Isabella Uprising vs Sunrise at Isabella Bank; Suga Boys vs Wicked 11 at Carmelita; Cahsu Medicos vs Brave Union at Lords Bank.
All games are scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. There’s a half hour grace for visiting teams. Any team that fails to start on time, one over will be taken away for every five minutes the game is delayed. Best of luck to all teams.

Have a blessed weekend, players and fans. Please remember to respect your fellow men.

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