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Queen’s Park on top against PowerGen
PowerGen Sports club recovered from 35 for five to post a fighting 232 but at the end of day one of their round three Premiership cricket clash, Queen’s Park was replying strongly on 102 for one at Syne Village in Penal.
PowerGen owed their remarkable recovery to Akeil Cooper who slammed a brilliant 95 and also the lower order who provided great support. With his side languishing in despair, Cooper summed up the courage from the lower order and was able to restore respectability to his team’s score.
He fell just five runs short of a century when he was caught by Anthony Simmons off Akeil Hosein but his 147-ball innings saved the day for the Southerners. In all be batted for 182 minutes and struck 13 fours and two sixes.
He forged a 76-run ninth wicket partnership with Tevin Robertson who scored 40 and whilst they were at the crease the PowerGen fans were in their glee. The top bowlers for Queen’s Park were Uthman Mohammed 5/72 and Daron Cruickshank 2/62.
At the close Queen’s Park reached 102 for one with Cruickshank 38 not out and Iasiah Rajah 37 not out. The Parkites lost opener Petrock Nicholas for 26. At Diego Martin, Merry Boys held the upper hand over newcomers F&E Diamond United. The Diamond Boys batting first made 198 all out with Guyanese Vishaul Singh again the main contributor with 80. They also got a valuable 35 from Nicholas Jugmohan.
Pacer Atiba Alert returned to form with the ball to grab 3/26, while spinner Emile Rajah took 3/47 and Marlon Richards 3/64. Merry Boys ended the day on 149 for four with Barbadian Alcindo Holder smashing an unbeaten 44 and Guyanese Troy Cornelius getting 37.
At Wilson Road, Guyanese talent was on parade as two men got centuries in the clash between Clarke Road and Esmeralda. Firstly Guyanses Gajanand Singh smacked 70 out of a total of 106 all out by Esmeralda. The boys from central then ran leather for the rest of the day as Clarke Road responded with 266 for three. The Guyanese duo of Ryan Ramdass 131 not out and Rangana Latchana 111 were brilliant and took the game away from Esmeralda
At Diego Martin: F&E Diamond Utd 198 all out (Vishaul Singh 80, Nicholas Jugmohan 35, Atiba Alert 3/26, Emile Rajah 3/47, Marlon Richards 3/64) vs Merry Boys 149/4 (Alcindo Holder 44no, Troy Cornelius 37, Mario Belcon 24, Farrell Jugmohan 3/50).
At Syne Village: PowerGen 232 all out (Akeil Cooper 95, Tevin Robertson 40, Uthman Mohammed 5/72, Daron Cruickshank 2/62) vs QPCC 102 for one (Daron Cruickshank 38no, Iasiah Rajah 37no, Petrock Nicholas 26).
At Wilson Rd: Esmeralda 106 (Ganjanand Singh 70, Shazan Babwah 4/35, Al Small 3/13, Mukesh Persad 3/23) vs C Road 266/3 (Ryan Ramdass 131no, Rangana Latchana 111, Akeil Molon 2/57).
At Honeymoon Park: Aranguez 144 all out (Michael Brown 54, Jonathan Cabralis 29, Aneil Kanhai 5/33) vs Moosai 201 all out (Ewart Nicholson 53, Aniel Kanhai 51, Malcolm Ramlogan 6/52).
At Pierre Road: Comets vs W-Connection – did not play.
At Gilbert Park: Bamboo 117 (Krishna Arjune 30, Keon Isaac 22no, Dane Teelucksingh 5/30, Ancil Nedd 4/37)& 40/2 (Krishna Arjune 30no) vs Caldrac 171 all out (Franklyn Rouse 90no, Omesh Ramoutar 28, Rishard Harris 5/44, Kelvin Jacobs 2/48)
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