SULLY Centurions Cricket Club, having completed their league fixtures for the season, visited Rogerstone on Saturday and came away with an emphatic win, thanks, in no small part to a big century from skipper Rhett Jones.

Batting first, Centurions lost an early wicket when Shae Ellis was adjudged LBW to Daka with the score on 9.

This brought Gethin Hicks to the crease and he shared a century partnership with the captain before being caught off the bowling of Majeed for a well-made 40. Lloyd Bruce shared a stand of 40 with Jones before being caught for 11.

Rhett continued finding the boundary as he shared another decent stand of 38 with Patrick Lane (8) before he finally went with the score on 209, being stumped off the bowling of Ansa for a marvellous 141.

In all he hit one 6 and seventeen fours in his swashbuckling innings.

However, with 9 overs still remaining, there was still plenty of time to enjoy a few more runs.

New boys Gabe Oram (29 not out) and Sam Johnson (11) put on 28 for the 7th wicket.

And there was still time for a comical run out of Dave Sylvester from the last ball of the innings, as Centurions ended with a total of 264 for 9 off the 40 overs.

Majeed and Ansa, with two wickets each, were the pick of the Rogerstone attack.

In reply, the home side made steady progress, but they soon fell behind the required run rate and when David Goodway had Price caught by Lane for 25 in the 12th over, the wickets began falling with regularity.

Jake Griffett was unlucky to finish wicketless as he ended his spell with figures of 0-16, including two maidens.

However, he took a fine catch to dismiss Collier, with score on 75, off the bowling of Dave Sylvester.

The veteran then added the wicket of Trinder (34) and finished with Centurions' best bowling figures, of 2-6, including a wicket maiden.

With wickets tumbling Majeed decided to go on the counter attack and he took a liking to the bowling, hitting the boundary regularly.

With wickets for Lane and Jason Hicks, along with a smart run out by Hicks, the home side were heading for a big defeat.

However, a couple of 'interesting' spells from Lane (1-30 including being hit for five boundaries in a single over by Majeed) and Luke Canter (0-16, including 9 wides) kept the home side's interest up!

Skipper Rhett Jones then decided to give all the remaining Centurion players a bowl, including wicket keeper Gabe Oram, who bowled the last over.

This didn't seem a particularly good idea as he began with two wides but ended up taking two wickets, including that of the dangerous Majeed, whom he caught and bowled for 47.

The innings closed on 178 for 8, leaving Sully to claim victory by a margin of 86 runs.

The game was played in great spirit and everyone enjoyed it immensely.

Rogerstone 178-8 Sully Centurions 264-9