Central Sports Invaders in last eight
By KERN RAMLOCHAN Thursday, April 15 2010
SIS Central Sports Invaders advanced to the quarter-finals of the Carib Sunday League Twenty20 tournament after beating Rahamut’s Evergreen by 25 runs on Tuesday night at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain.
They will now play defending champions, PowerGen who cruised past Munroe Road by five wickets in the earlier match.
Central Sports struggled to 119 for nine from their 20 overs with Keddy Les Poris making 29 runs and former Trinidad and Tobago wicketkeeper, Navin Chan scoring 24 runs.
“Man-of-the-Match” Denesh Ramdarry took four for 15 and national Under-15 spinner, Jovan Ali claimed two for 17.
Evergreen were unable to capitalise on their good bowling performance and were dismissed for 92 with only Ramdarry top scoring with 19 runs. Central Sports spinners, Andre Brown, Narendra Bridgelal and Adesh Dass took two wickets each to bowl their team to victory.
Spinner, Ramdarry gave Evergreen the early advantage bowling a tidy line and length. He proved difficult to score against capturing the key wickets of Les Poris and the attacking Denzil James.
The introduction of left-arm spinner, Ali then strengthened Evergreen’s advantage as he had Andre Browne (12) stumped by Miguel Heeraman and the main threat of Gary Mathurin (17) bowled behind his back. Wicketkeeper/batsman, Chan showed his experience with a crafty innings which enabled Central Sports to post a respectable total.
Evergreen’s run chase started terribly when captain Keshava Ramphal was caught by Mathurin without a run scored. However, the top order was unable to share in any significant partnerships as wickets fell at regular intervals.
Former West Indies Under-19 allrounder, Steven Jacobs smashed Mathurin for a straight six and looked to take on the Central Sports attack. However, frustrated by the lack of scoring opportunities, the Guyana allrounder offered an easy catch to Narendra Bridgelal at extra cover.
Kevin Bissondath and Ramdarry tried to bring Evergreen back into the match with battling knocks. However, they were unable to keep the experienced Central Sports spin attack at bay and the fall of their wickets signalled the end of their run chase.
SIS Central Sports Invaders – Gary Mathurin (Captain), Joel Surujbally, Denzil James, Troy Cornelius, Keddy Les Poris, Navin Chan, Andre Brown, Beetan Ram, Narendra Bridgelal, Adesh Dass, Nicholas Mitchell.
Rahamut’s Evergreen — Keshava Ramphal (Captain), Steven Jacobs, Miguel Heeraman, Shamroy Barrington, Vishnu Narine, Kevin Bissondath, Denesh Ramdarry, Jovan Ali, Alvin Ramlogan, Jon-Ross Jagessar, Raynold Rampersad.