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Fiqre Crockwell boosted his chances of an immediate recall to the St George's team when he scored 120 in their 111-run victory over Cleveland in a Cup Match trial on Saturday at Wellington Oval.

Batting first after winning the toss, St George's posted 228 with Crockwell, who opened with captain Oronde Bascome, hitting 16 fours and two sixes while Christian Burgess, batting at number three, contributed 34 from six fours in a useful stand with Crockwell for the second wicket. No other batsmen made sizeable contributions as Onias Bascome, Macai Simmons, Delray Rawlins and George O'Brien all failed to reach double figures before Rudell Pitcher (11) and Justin Pitcher (14) offered some resistance in the tailend.

Courtney Trott led the Cleveland bowling with six for 31 from 10 overs while Dennis Musson took three for 50 off 16 overs.

Cleveland could only manage 117 in reply with Jason Anderson scoring 67 at No 3 and Trott 24 in the middle order. No other batsmen reached double figures after good bowling spells from Cup Match hopefuls O'Brien and Rawlins. Rawlins finished with four for 27 from 6.5 overs of spin, while O'Brien claimed two for five from five overs with three maidens. Lateef Trott, a colt last year, took two for 22 off six overs, while Zeko Burgess, another St George's colt last year, had a good spell, finishing with one for nine from five overs with three maidens as he recovers his recovery from recent knee surgery.

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Published July 14, 2014 at 9:00 am (Updated July 14, 2014 at 1:19 am)

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