SOMETHING in the air up in Mexico must have re-invigorated Harvey Davis. The KCC Templars captain, who last week was running in the World Triathlon Championships in Cancun, returned yesterday to the humdrum world of CMI Sunday League action in the territory and led his team to a 17-run win over arch-rivals from the Hong Kong Cricket Club, the Optimists. Due to the Cancun World Championships, Davis has not been able to devote as much time as he would like to leading his side's title-challenge. For the last month he has missed Sunday League action. Yesterday, however, Davis atoned for all that with a solid batting display which was the bedrock of the Templars match-winning total of 216. Davis top-scored with 77, his highest score of the season, and together with Rahul Sharma (54) put on a crucial stand of 103 for the fifth wicket. That partnership gave a cloak of respectability to the innings which early on was teetering with the top three in the order out with a mere seven runs on the board. When Pat Fordham was out caught behind, Templars were struggling on 29 for four, but Davis and Sharma steadied the innings. 'I think I should play every five weeks or so,' laughed an elated Davis afterwards. 'It was nice to come back and keep on winning. It was a great team effort.' Templars' defence of the target began on a shaky note with off-spinner Yarman Vachha out with an injured ankle. Vachha hurt his left ankle while batting. But Sharma with his leg-breaks and Tony Correa, drafted in despite not having bowled this season due to a back injury, were more than equal to the task. A dangerous partnership between Seamus O'Brien and Stewart Brew was broken by Sharma who had O'Brien caught. Brew fell soon after, run out by a sharp piece of fielding from Sharma, and his dismissal heralded the end for the Optimists. Pakistan Association and Scorpions both registered huge scores on their way to victory over Vagabonds and Infidels respectively. Saleem Malik hit 185 not out and Hashmi Ali 118 as the Pakistanis scored 376 for three. An unbeaten 205 from Andrew Yates helped Scorpions to 396 for four. Vagabonds and Infidels were never in with a chance.