Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) yesterday took day one honours and was closing in on victory against the Transport Sports Club (TSC) at stumps on day one at Police in the weekend’s lone fixture in the GISE, Star Party Rental and Trophy Stall First Division two-day competition.
Twenty-five wickets tumbled on the day, nine of which came on TSC first innings score of 101 for nine declared.
Only opening batsman Cherwayne Mc Pherson showed any resolve during his knock of 47 as his side was rocked by seamer Keon Morris who grabbed 4-22 while skipper Steven Jacobs (2-29) and leg-spinner Wayne Bollers (2-13) gave support.
MSC in their first inning response compiled a handy 92-run lead before being dismissed for 193 in 53.3 overs.
The response was spearheaded by Jeremiah Scott who carved out a well compiled 61, the only fifty in the match, which included nine fours and a solitary maximum.
Morris, who was a handful with the ball early on, returned with the bat and struck a busy 36 to give his side useful lower order runs.
Wickets for TSC were distributed among Akeem Clarke (2-13), Akeem Redman (2-29), Joel Spooner (2-35) and Kevin Ross (2-50).
TSC, in their second turn at the crease for the day, ended on 51 for 6 with Jacobs snaring five for 16 late in the afternoon to leave TSC tottering, still, 41
runs behind and staring at an innings defeat.
Day two resumes at 09:30hrs.