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Foo slams 151 no to lead Diamond to upset victory
Guyanese batsman Jonathan Foo was in sparkling form striking an unbeaten 151 to lead F&E Diamond to an upset victory over First Citizens Clarke Road in their third round National League 50 overs clash at Kennedy Park in Diamond Village yesterday.
Batting first, Clarke Road made 202 for nine off their 50 overs with another Guyanese and former Diamond player Rangana Latchana hitting 74, Sean Siloch 28 and Shiva Ramberran 34. Bowling for Diamond Evans Mahabir took 2/25, Shivan Ragoonanan 3/38 and Chad Persadie 2/33.
Clarke Road would have fancied their chances of winning but did not factor in the big-hitting Foo. The right hander thrilled the Diamond fans with some awesome power-hitting and although wickets tumbled around him, he was able to take Diamond home at 204 for nine for their most famous win.
At the Oval, Queen’s Park continued their winning ways by defeating Esmeralda by 87 runs. Skipper Justin Guillen topscored with 41 to lead his team to 197 all out and Daron Cruickshank took 4/37 to bowl out Esmeralda for 110.
In the other Group A encounter, national all-rounder Navin Stewart reminded the selectors of his credentials with an aggressive unbeaten 70 to give Moosai Sports a four-wicket win over Aranguez. Chasing 189 for victory, Stewart led the way by striking five sixes and two fours, as the home team registered the win.
In Group B, leaders PowerGen maintained their 100 per cent record but endured some uncomfortable moments against Bamboo. Batting first PowerGen struggled to 154 all out with Jason Mohammed striking 69 and national captain Denesh Ramdin 35.
Left arm unorthodox spinner Dave Mohammed then grabbed 4/32 to send the hosts tumbling to 109 all out and PowerGen escaped with the win. Merry Boys playing at Patna for the first time in over three years, gave the home fans something to celebrate, as Atiba Alert turned in a fine all round performance to lead them to victory over Comets.
Alert first scored 21 in Merry Boys score of 173 all out and then grabbed 4/16 in partnership with fellow pacer Marlon Richards 4/21 —to humble Comets for just 84 runs. Action in the tournament resumes this morning at ten o’clock.
At Kennedy Park: FC Clarke Road 202/9 (50) (Ranga Latchana 74, Sean Siloch 28, Shiva Ramberran 34, Evans Mahabir 2/25, Shivan Ragoonanan 3/38, Chad Persadie 2/33) vs F&E Diamond United 204/9 (48.3)(Jonathan Foo 151no, Shiva Ramberran 3/28, Mukesh Persad 2/52, Shazan Babwah 2/30) - Diamond won by 1 wkt.
At the Oval: QPCC 197 all out (49.5)(Justin Guillen 41, Ricardo Paty 35, Akeal Hosein 26, Teshawn Castro 3/27, Ricky Jaipaul 3/35, Brian Boodram 2/31) vs Esmeralda 110 all out (37)(Brian Boodram 34, Daron Cruickshank 4/37, Shannon Gabriel 2/12, Akeal Hosein 2/7) - QPCC won by 87 runs.
At Honeymoon Pk: Aranguez 188 all out(50)(Jonathan Carabalis
39, Hanuman Moonsammy 34, Hakeem Mitchell 43, Kellon Carmichael 37, Kenneth Hazel 2/16, Aneil Kanhai 2/19, dillon Mungoo 3/43) vs Moosai Sports 190/6 (36.2) (Navin Stewart 72no, William Perkins 20, Geetendra Sookoo 35, Neil Williams 28, Keon Carmichael 2/34) - Moosai won by 4 wkts.
At Bamboo: PowerGen 154 all out (49.2)(Jason Mohammed 69, Denesh Ramdin 36, Evin Lewis 23, Rishaard Harris 2/20, Ryan Baksh 2/41, Keon Isaac 2/40, Terrence Hinds 2/25) vs Seenath’s Auto Bamboo 109 all out (36.5)(Keon Isaac 26, Marlon Barath 20, Dave Mohammed 4/32, Trevin Robertson 2/23) - PowerGen won by 45 runs.
At Northern Rec: Merry Boys 173 all out (44) Aaron alfred 45, Brandon Ramdial 23 Atiba Alert 21, Imran Khan 3/31, Ancil Bhaggan 2/16) vs Comets 84 all out (23.1)(Atiba Alert 4/16, Marlon Richards 4/21) - Merry Boys won by 89 runs.
At California: Caldrac vs W-Connection - no play.
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