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Latchana’s 93 puts Clarke Road in control
Rangana Latchana continued his good form this season as he scored 93 for Clarke Road against Bamboo at Bamboo yesterday as the second round of the T&T Cricket Board’s National Cricket League Premier Division two-day competition continued.
Latchana, who scored 75 in a draw against Merry Boys last weekend, was well supported by Adrian Ali (86). Both batsmen helped Clarke Road reach a mammoth 350/9 declared. Sean Siloch (42) and Anthony Bramble (40) were also among the runs.
Keon Issac was the only bowler for Bamboo to make an impact, grabbing 3/36. At the close of play, Bamboo were in trouble at 36/2. Mukesh Persad picked up both wickets. At Pierre Road, Kisoondath Magram’s all-round performance left Comets in control at the close against F&E Diamond. Batting first, Magram’s 65 and Andy Gobin’s 68 took Comets to 235 all out. Fareel Jagmohan (5/46) and Evans Mahabir (4/45) helped limit Comets. In response, Diamond were struggling, 97/7 at stumps. Ancil Bhagan (5/29) was the best bowler for Comets, while Magram grabbed 2/21. Nicholas Jagmohan’s unbeaten 25 and Vishaul Singh’s 23 were the top scorers for Diamond.
Gajanand Singh struck six fours in his knock of 87 to guide Esmeralda to 220 all out against Powergen at Esmeralda. Ahkeel Mollon (37) and Anthony D’Andrade (28) were also among the runs. Following his century against Diamond in round one, Sherwin Ganga did some damage with the ball this time, grabbing 4/36 for Powergen. Ganga was well supported by Tevin Robertson’s 3/22. In reply, Esmeralda got the prized wicket of Nicholas Sookdeosingh for only 30, leaving them on 55/2 at the close. Sookdeosingh made 210 last weekend, but could not come up with the same heroics.
At the Oval, Queen’s Park bowled out Aranguez for 131. Adress Mohammed (27) and K Lalloo (28) were the top scorers for Aranguez. Daron Cruickshank with his 4/19 did most of the damage for QPCC. In response, QPCC got to 144/4 at the close of play behind Johnathon Augustus’ 44 and Savion Lara’s unbeaten 43.
In a rain affected match at St Mary’s Ground forcing play to play eventually start after tea, Merry Boys got to 137/5 of 43 overs with Mario Belcon making 64. Anil Kanhai’s 3/60, along with Kyle Lee’s 2/18 restricted Merry Boys.
At Pierre Road: Alescon Comets 235 all out (Andy Gobin 68, Kisoondath Magram 65, Fareel Jagmohan 5/46, Evans Mahabir 4/45) vs F&E Diamond 97/7 (Nicholas Jagmohan 25 n.o., Vishaul Singh 23, Ancil Bhagan 5/29, Kisoondath Magram 2/21)
At St Mary’s Ground: Merry Boys 137/5 (Mario Belcon 64, Anil Kanhai 3/60, Kyle Lee 2/18) vs Moosai
At Bamboo: Clarke Road 350/9 dec. (Rangana Latchana 93, Adrian Ali 86, Sean Siloch 42, Keon Isaac 3/36) vs Bamboo 36/2 (Mukesh Persad 2/14)
At the Oval: Aranguez 131 all out (Adress Mohammed 27, K Lalloo 28, Daron Cruickshank 4/19, Akeal Hosein 3/16) vs QPCC 144/4 (Johnathon Augustus 44, Savion Lara 43 n.o., Ricardo Paty 26 n.o., Hakeem Mitchell 2/19)
At Esmeralda: Esmeralda 220 all out (Gajanand Singh 87, Ahkeel Mollon 37, Sherwin Ganga 4/36, Tevin Robertson 3/22) vs Powergen 55/2 (Nicholas Sookdeosingh 30)
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