|Parkites, Merry Boys register huge wins in 50-over tourney |
JELANI BECKLES Monday, March 20 2017
QUEEN’S PARK and Merry Boys both recorded huge victories in Round Four of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) Premiership I 50-over competition yesterday.
Sunil Narine was unplayable at the St Mary’s College Ground in St Clair. The West Indies off-spinner grabbed four for 13 in 10 overs to lead Queen’s Park to a eight-wicket over First Citizens Clarke Road.
Clarke Road were dismissed for a dismal 130 in 41.3 overs batting first, as Darren Deonarine was also impressive for the Parkites taking 4/21 in 10 overs. Naparima College student Clevon Kalawan topscored for Clarke Road with an unbeaten 29, while Adrian Ali scored 21.
In reply, Tion Webster slammed an unbeaten 42 and Daron Cruickshank contributed an unbeaten 40 as Queen’s Park rushed to 131/2 in 15.3 overs.
Webster struck three fours and three sixes in his 52-ball knock, while Cruickshank slammed four fours and three sixes in his 22-ball innings. The Clarke Road players did not help themselves conceding 23 extras including 16 wides. At the Brian Lara Recreation Ground in Santa Cruz, Merry Boys defeated Alescon Comets by 81 runs. Batting first, Merry Boys posted 250 all out in 48.2 overs.
Former TT and West Indies batsman Lincoln Roberts, who scored 100 in the three-day tournament on Saturday, topscored with 59 off 57 deliveries, inclusive of four fours and three sixes.
Roberts was ably supported by Amir Jangoo who scored 45 off 63 balls with three fours and one six. Idrees Mohammed and Kastri Singh were the top bowlers for Comets, snatching 4/50 and 2/44 respectively.
In reply, Comets were dismissed for 169 in 35.5 overs with Andy Gobin scoring 73. Gobin struck six fours and two sixes and faced 76 deliveries. Kieron Joseph contributed 35 for Comets, but Ranga Lachana and Ricky Jaipaul kept the runs down with top spells. Lachana took 3/6 in 3.5 overs, while Jaipaul bagged 2/9 in six overs.
OTHER SCORES TABLELAND 211 (47.4 overs) - Negus Carthy 51, Keacon Mahabir 49, Al Small 33; Mark Deyal 3/44, Kavesh Kantasingh 3/45, Ansil Bhagan 2/20 vs POWERGEN 212/4 (47 overs) - Nicholas Sookdeosingh 105 not out, Cephas Cooper 45; Brian Pegus 2/28. PowerGen won by six wickets.
JAILAL ENTERPR ISE VICTOR IA 243/5 - Andrae Bryce 100 not out, Savion Lara 64, Keron Kanhai 30 vs CENTRAL SPORTS 244/2 (45.1 overs) - Kjorn Ottley 127 not out, Kamil Pooran 67. Central Sports won by eight wickets.