UATE Uluiqalau gave a man of the match performance yesterday to help Police retain the Perpetual Cup in the challenge match of the Suva Cricket Association yesterday.
Police proved too strong for challengers Green Energy Oneata at Albert Park with Uluiqalau taking four wickets and contributing 32 runs.
Oneata batted first and were all out for 100 runs with Josaia Waqa as their top runner scorer with 26 runs.
Bowling Uluiqalau took four wickets for 27 runs while Sisaro Tuapati took two wickets for 16 runs in the inning.
In reply, Police reached 108 runs in the 13th over. They had lost only five wickets and Uluiqalau was their top run scorer with 32 to his name and Joni Tubu second to him with 31.
Association president Adriu Misiki said Police proved their win over Moce II last week was no fluke.
"Today (yesterday) they proved that it was not a fluke when they beat Moce II last weekend to win the Perpetual Cup," he said.
In the top of the table clash, former champions Army returned to winning ways with a 33 run victory over Moce I.
"Army bat first and were 140 for nine in the allocated 20 overs with Noa Acawai as their top run scorer with 43.
"In reply Moce I were all out for 107 as Army batsmen Kitione Tavo and Unavi Nawai took three wickets for 15 runs and three wickets for nine runs respectively," Misiki said.
Meanwhile, national cricket coach Joeli Mateyawa contributed 44 runs to help his Yadrana side beat Suva Grammar Old Boys by 86 runs.
Yadrana batted first and were at 138 for seven wickets and in reply Grammar were all out for 52 runs.