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Guillen hits 105 against Esmeralda
Left arm spin bowler Kavesh Kantasingh took Powergen one step closer to the National League Premier Division title yesterday with a 63 run win over Alescon Comets at Syne Village, Penal.
Kantasingh’s nine wickets in the match and captain Gregory Mahabir first innings century guided Powergen to the win. Resuming day two on 97/7, the Comets tail did not offer much resistance, as they bundled out for 104. Kantasingh took 4/48 and Vaaroon Samaroo grabbed 2/5 to hand Powergen a 103 run lead on first innings.
In their second turn at the crease, Powergen got to 152/6 declared behind Nicholas Sookdeosingh’s 59. Ancil Bhagan followed up his 4/60 in the first innings, with figures of 4/44. Chasing a challenging 256 for victory, a 86 run fourth wicket partnership from Richard Kelly (63) and Sergio Fedee (44) gave Comets are glimmar of hope, but it was not enough as they fell for 192. Kantasingh did the damage again, taking 5/49 to give Powergen the win. With the win Powergen has moved to 208 points, 25 points clear, with one round left.
Over at Wilson Road Recreation Ground, Clarke Road defeated Aranguez by 132 runs to jump from third to second spot in the standings. Clarke Road picked up 26 points to move to 183 points, two points more than Moosai, which dropped from second to third.
Starting day two on their overnight 50/4, Aranguez were bundled out for 139. Mukesh Persad bagged 4/22 and Shazan Babwah took 2/13 to limit Aranguez. Miguel Brown top-scored with 29. In thier second innings, National batsman Nicholas Pooran made an unbeaten even fifty to guide Clarke Road to 151/4 declared. Chasing an unlikely 270 for victory, medium pace bowler Clevon Kallawan took 5/24 to ensure Aranguez never got close. Ray Campbell made a valiant 63, but Aranguez were all out for 137.
There were also outright wins for Caldrac and Moosai, which defeated Merry Boys and Bamboo respectively. Down at the Esmeralda Recreation Ground, Queen’s Park captain Justin Guillen followed up his 64 in the first innings, with 105 in his team’s second innings total of 185/5 declared. However, the Parkites had to settle for a draw.
AT WILSON ROAD: Clarke Road 257/8 declared (Ryan Ramdass 64, Shazan Babwah 39, Nicholas Pooran 39, Deon Ferrier 2/49, Kellon Carmichael 2/64) and 151/4 dec (Pooran 50 n.o., Adrian Ali 36, Malcolm Ramlogan 2/34, Ferrier 2/65) vs Aranguez 139 (R. Fariah 24, Miguel Brown 29, Mukesh Persad 4/22, Babwah 2/13) and 137 (Ray Campbell 63, Ramlogan 38 n.o., Clevon Kallawan 5/24) Clarke Road won by 132 runs
AT SYNE VILLAGE: Powergen 207 (Gregory Mahabir 100, Richard Kelly 4/55, Ancil Bhagan 4/60) and 152/6 dec (Nicholas Sookdeosingh 59, R. Chandrika 31, Bhagan 4/44) vs Comets 104 (V. Maharaj 30, Kieran Joseph 19, Kavesh Kantasingh 4/48, Vaaroon Samaroo 2/5) and 192 (Richard Kelly 63, Sergio Fedee 44, Kantasingh 5/49, Sherwin Ganga 2/44) Powergen won by 63 runs
AT ESMERALDA: QPCC 314/8 declared (Justin Guillen 64, Adrian Barath 54, Kerwin Sirju 5/80) and 185/5 (Guillen 105, Sirju 2/10) vs Esmeralda 253 (Anthony D’Andrade 87 n.o., Trevon Griffith 49, Khary Pierre 5/81, Jesse Bootan 3/50) and 125/8 (Griffith 31, Teshawn Castro 26, Bootan 4/22) Match Drawn
AT CALIFORNIA: Caldrac 115 (Mark Deyal 29, Javed Ramdanee 5/30, Emile Rajah 2/20) and 127 (Royston Crandon 30, Atiba Alert 3/31, Ramdanee 3/31) vs Merry Boys 77 (Mario Belcon 23, Dane Teelucksingh 3/17, Ancil Nedd 3/18) and 130 (Alcindo Holder 35, Amir Jagroop 27 n.o., Christopher Vincent 4/31, Teelucksingh 3/25, Crandon 2/9) Caldrac won by 35 runs
AT BAMBOO: Bamboo 70 (Terrance Hinds 23, Amir Khan 4/7, Mervyn Dillon 3/12) and 84 (Ryan Ramasray 44) vs Moosai 76 and 79/7 (William Perkins 21) Moosai won by 3 wickets
AT GILBERT PARK: Wanderers vs Diamond - Diamond won by default