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Ottley gives Moosai edge over Comets
Kjorn Ottley scored a century yesterday to give Moosai the edge against Alescon Comets in this top of the table fifth round clash in the T&T Cricket League Premier Division two-day competition.
Left-handed Ottley made 116, which took Moosai to 284 all out. He was supported by Guyanese batsman Geetendra Sookdeo (35) and Navin Stewart (34). Spin bowler Imran Khan gave the Moosai batsmen some problems, picking up 5/80. In response, Comets got to 141/5 at the close.
Comets will start day two with some hope, as former national captain Daren Ganga (41) and wicketkeeper Stephen Katwaroo (28) are both unbeaten at the crease. Javon Seales and Stewart grabbed two wickets apiece to limit the Comets batsmen.
In a low scoring encounter, Merryboys took a slim first innings lead against QPCC at the Northern Recreation Ground. Batting first, Merry Boys were bowled out for 143. Aaron Alfred’s 37 was the top-score, while Troy Cornelius contributed 32. Akeal Hosein (3/8) and National player Amit Jaggernauth (3/52) both took three wickets.
Rayad Emrit’s five wicket haul (5/30) destroyed the Parkites’ batting, limiting them to 135 all out. Hosein offered some resistance, making 32. At the close Merry Boys got to 43/1 in their second innings, behind Mario Belcon’s unbeaten 32.
In other matches, Powergen are in control against HKL Aranguez, the Diamond bowlers fought back to give them the edge against Caldrac at the close and Bamboo took a small first innings lead against Esmeralda.
AT NORTHERN RECREATION GROUND: Merryboys 143 all out (Aaron Alfred 37, Troy Cornelius 32, Akeal Hosein 3/8, Amit Jaggernauth 3/52) and 43/1 (Mario Belcon 32 n.o.) vs QPCC 135 all out (Akeal Hosein 32, Rayad Emrit 5/30)
AT PIERRE ROAD:
Moosai 284 all out (Kjorn Ottley 116, Geetendra Sookdeo 35, Navin Stewart 34, Imran Khan 5/80, Kissoondath Magram 3/68) vs Alescon Comets 141/5 (Daren Ganja 41 n.o., Sirjio Fedee 34, Kevin Stoute 31, Javon Seales 2/33, Stewart 2/33)
Aranguez 225 all out (Vikash Mohan 78, Jonathon Cabralis 59, Samuel Badree 4/47, Sherwin Ganga 3/58, Dave Mohammed 3/59) vs Powergen 155/3 (Nicholas Sookdeosingh 58, Evin Lewis 47, Vaaroon Samaroo 21 n.o.)
Bamboo 138 all out (Krishna Arjune 57, Keon Issac 26, Ricky Jaipaul 5/24, Jamal Francis 3/24) and 39/0 (Arjune 20 n.o., Samuel Felix 18 n.o.) vs Esmeralda 126 all out (Anthony D’Andrade 50, Teshawn Castro 33, Selwyn Jacobs 4/35, Yannick Cariah 2/30)
AT KENNEDY PARK:
F&E Diamond Utd 140 all out (Keron Kanhai 33, Dane Teelucksingh 4/48, Mark Deyal 2/8) vs Caldrac 54/5 (Mark Deyal 20, Franklyn Rouse 20, Fareel Jugmohan 3/28)
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