Sports Page — Centuries from Kejel Tyson and Andre Browne in separate innings, placed the Empire Cricket club into an imposing position in their first division encounter versus the Pioneers team over the last weekend.
The match was played on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April, at the ET Willet Park.
Empire batted first and on the back of a commanding century by Kejel Tyson, declared their innings closed at 220 for 8. The experienced left arm leg spinner, Frank Monzac, bagged a fiver for the Pioneers team.
When the Pioneers team batted, they were skittled out for 116, compliments of an astounding spell of bowling from Justin Athanaze who picked up 4 wickets for a mere 6 runs.
Empire batting a second time, declared their innings at 218 for 4. This time around, Andre Browne slammed an undefeated century.
Chasing an improbable 323 for a victory target, Pioneers held out to be 154 for 4 when the match was called off.
Jamoy Pemberton top scored with an aggressive 37 and the youthful Marcus Dubbery was not out on an impressive 22 at the end.
Summarized scores: Empire 220 for 8 declared: Kejel Tyson 119; Andre Browne 38; Nelson Boland 24
Frank Monzac 5 for 63
Pioneers 116 all out: Jamoy Pemberton 19; David 17*
Nelson Boland 3 for 38; Justin Athanaze 4 for 6
Empire 218 for 4 declared: Andre Browne 103*; Justin Athanaze 77; Kejel Tyson 25
Frank Monzac 2 for 49
Pioneers needing 323 for an unlikely victory: 154 for 4 at the close: Jamoy Pemberton 37; Marvin Hamilton 24; Jamie Cornelius 21; Marcus Dubbery 22*
Tevin Nisbett 3 for 35