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Mohammed blasts Powergen to Premier win
Bamboo recovered from a devastating 13-run defeat last week to beat Esmeralda by 77 runs yesterday to earn their first win of the season in the T&T Cricket League Premier Division two-day competition. National player Yannick Cariah’s all-round performance guided Bamboo to the victory.
Starting day two on 39/0 in their second innings, the opening pair of Krishna Arjune and Samuel Felix took Bamboo’s total to 58, when Felix fell for 23. Twenty-year-old Cariah (43) top-scored for Bamboo, while Arjune contributed 34, taking them to 217 all out. The best bowlers for Esmeralda were Kerwin Sirju (2/12) and Ahkeel Mollon (2/44).
Chasing 230 for victory, Esmeralda were in a fairly comfortable position at 67/2. However, Cariah’s leg spin did the trick, snatching the wickets of Gajanand Singh (32) and Anthony D’Andrade (0) in consecutive balls to initiate the collapse. Unfortunately Cariah could not complete the hattrick, dropping a return catch from Ahkeel Mollon. However, Esmeralda never recovered, and were all out for 152. Cariah finished with 3/31, while Selvin Jacobs picked up 4/66. Teshawn Castro was left stranded on 76 not out.
At Aranguez, National batsman Jason Mohammed made a lightning century that led Powergen to a nine-wicket win over HKL Aranguez. Mohammed’s unbeaten 102 came off just 106 balls and included eleven fours and three sixes. His knock took Powergen to 402/6 declared in their first innings. Aranguez began their second innings with a huge deficit of 177 runs. Despite Deon Ferrier’s 82, Aranguez could only make 210. Dave Mohammed did the damage, snatching 5/60.
Powergen only needed 34 for victory, which they got without much trouble.
There was also an outright win for Caldrac, rolling over Diamond by ten wickets. Dane Teelucksingh’s left-arm unorthodox was too much for the Diamond batsmen, grabbing match figures of 11/80.
Queen’s Park and Comets both hung on for draws against Merry Boys and Moosai, respectively.
AT ESMERALDA: Bamboo 138 all out (Krishna Arjune 57, Keon Issac 26, Ricky Jaipaul 5/24, Jamal Francis 3/24) and 217 all out (Yannick Cariah 43, Arjune 34, Samuel Felix 23, Kerwin Sirju 2/12, Ahkeel Mollon 2/44) vs Esmeralda 126 all out (Anthony D’Andrade 50, Teshawn Castro 33, Selvin Jacobs 4/35, Yannick Cariah 2/30) and 152 all out (Teshawn Castro 76 n.o., Selvin Jacobs 4/66, Yannick Cariah 3/31). Bamboo won by 77 runs.
AT ARANGUEZ: Aranguez 225 all out (Vikash Mohan 78, Jonathon Cabralis 59, Samuel Badree 4/47, Sherwin Ganga 3/58, Dave Mohammed 3/59) and 210 all out (Deon Ferrier 82, Aaron Ragoonath 52, Dave Mohammed 5/60, Sherwin Ganga 2/40) vs Powergen 402/6 dec (Jason Mohammed 102 n.o., Nicholas Sookdeosingh 58, Evin Lewis 47, Deon Ferrier 2/108) and 37/1 (Nicholas Sookdeosingh 17 n.o.) Powergen won by 9 wickets.
AT KENNEDY PARK: F&E Diamond Utd 140 all out (Keron Kanhai 33, Dane Teelucksingh 4/48, Mark Deyal 2/8) and 105 all out (Keron Kanhai 22, Fareel Jugmohan 19, Dane Teelucksingh 7/32, Mark Deyal 2/8) vs Caldrac 243 all out (Allen Laurent 58 n.o., Dane Teelucksingh 48, Anthony Azij 33, Fareel Jugmohan 4/80, Justin Kanhai 3/34, Visham Ramroop 2/70) and 4/0. Caldrac won by 10 wickets.
AT NORTHERN RECREATION GROUND: Merryboys 143 all out (Aaron Alfred 37, Troy Cornelius 32, Akeal Hosein 3/8, Amit Jaggernauth 3/52) and 296 all out (Marlon Richards 98, Alcindo Holder 47, Amit Jaggernauth 4/62, Kevon Cooper 3/50) vs QPCC 135 all out (Akeal Hosein 32, Rayad Emrit 5/30) and 83/8 (Anthony Balgobin 22, Atiba Alert 5/33). Match Drawn.
AT PIERRE ROAD: Moosai 284 all out (Kjorn Ottley 116, Geetendra Sookdeo 35, Navin Stewart 34, Imran Khan 5/80, Kissoondath Magram 3/68) & 133 all out (Navin Chan 31 n.o., Imran Khan 6/66, Zard Clarke 2/33, Kevin Stoute 2/22) vs Alescon Comets 189 all out (Daren Ganga 44 n.o., Sirjio Fedee 32, Kevin Stoute 31, Aneil Kanhai 4/40, Javon Seales 3/41, Navin Stewart 2/33) and 162/9 (Sergio Fedee 45 n.o., Kevin Stoute 61, Javon Seales 6/44) Match Drawn.
AT WILSON ROAD: Clarke Road vs Wanderers - did not play