ST JOHN’S, Antigua – There were victories for St John’s and the Pentecostal team in the Seventh Day Adventist Inter-Church Cricket League on Saturday night as they both claimed a second consecutive win to stay in the hunt for a play-off berth.
Parham and Jennings also recorded their first victories of the contest.
St John’s, the 2011 champions, defeated Orion by 17 runs after winning the toss and opting to bat first at Dredgers Playing Field.
Randy Phillip had a top score of 23 as St John’s posted a total of 73 for eight in their allotted 10 overs. Seth Burton picked up two wickets for four runs; Al Burton had two for nine and Bryan Burton bagged two for 19 bowling for Orion.
The Liberta team could only muster a reply of 56 for six when their turn at the crease arrived. Seth Burton had a top knock of 23 with Samuel Nicome bagging two for four with the ball for St John’s.
Also at Dredgers, Pentecostal beat Bethesda by nine wickets. Pentecostal reached 83 for one in 7.5 overs in reply to Bethesda’s 82 for three. Frederick “Fish” Floyd scored 64 including eight sixes while earlier, Wilston Charles scored 37 and Ephron Jacobs was 34 not out for the losers.
Meanwhile at Powell’s Playing Field, Jennings crushed Bible Speaks by nine wickets. The bat did no talking for Bible Speaks as they crashed to 35 all out with their only score of note coming from Stanny Farrell who made 11.
Ian Parker bagged five for seven for the victors as Jennings reached 36 for one with Brent Parker scoring 20.
In the other match at Powell’s, Parham eclipsed Liberta’s score of 69 for five with two overs to spare as they registered their first win in two matches and their first against the Liberta men in five years.