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Nedd dismantles Munroe Rd in Sunday league
A destructive spell from off spinner Ancil Nedd yesterday, led Caldrac into the quarterfinals of the National 50-over Sunday League, defeating Munroe Road by six wickets at the Caldrac ground in group A action. Both teams went into the match with identical records, winning two and losing two of their matches. A win for either team yesterday ensured a spot in the final eight. A memorable spell from Nedd proved to be the difference, as he snatched 5/19 to bundle Munroe out for 66 in 30 overs. Allen Laurent picked up 3/30 to add to the demise of the Munroe batsmen, while Shaquille Allick was left stranded on 13 not out.
Franklyn Rouse, who struck 83 in the last round, top-scored with 27 as Caldrac rushed to 71/4 in 13.3 overs. Ray Campbell contributed 19, while the experienced Mahendra Nagamootoo took 2/36. In another group A match, talented youngster Amir Jangoo struck an unbeaten 41, while spinner Ricky Jaipaul took 4/19 to guide Merry Boys past Esmeralda by five wickets to advance to the quarterfinal stage. Bowling first, Jaipaul’s spell, along with 2/8 from Javed Ramdhanie helped Merry Boys dismiss Esmeralda for 123 in 32.5 overs. The top scorers for Esmeralda were Rishaad Harris (37) and Anthony D’Andrade (25). In reply, Jangoo, who represented the national under-17 team last year, was ably supported by Troy Cornelius and Mario Belcon, who made 36 and 29 respectively. Merry Boys easily got to 124/3 in 30 overs.
Also advancing to the quarterfinals from group A were Queen’s Park and Bamboo. Queen’s Park ended the group stage unbeaten, winning all five of its matches. Bamboo and Munroe both ended the group stage on six points, but Bamboo advanced because Bamboo defeated Munroe by 32 runs when the teams met. In group B, Moosai joined Powergen, Tableland and Clarke Road in the quarterfinals. Moosai got past Preysal comfortably by six wickets yesterday.
At Caldrac: Munroe 66 (30 overs) (Shaquille Allick 13 no, Kapil Harry 11, Ancil Nedd 5/19, Allen Laurent 3/30) vs Caldrac 71/4 (13.3 overs) (Franklyn Rouse 27, Ray Campbell 19, Mahendra Nagamootoo 2/36) Caldrac won by 6 wickets
At Diego Martin: Esmeralda 123 (32.5 overs) (Rishaad Harris 37, Anthony D’Andrade 25, Ricky Jaipaul 4/19, Javed Ramdhanie 2/8) vs Merry Boys 124/3 (30 overs) (Amir Jangoo 41 no, Troy Cornelius 36, Mario Belcon 29) Merry Boys won by 7 wickets
At Queen’s Park Oval: Bamboo 163 (40.5 overs) (Krishna Arjune 49, Hospidales Singh 33, Kevon Cooper 3/16, Daron Cruickshank 3/43) vs Queen’s Park 164/5 (34.3 overs) (Adrian Barath 80 no, Justin Guillen 39, Vinda Soomai 2/30, Yannic Cariah 1/18) QPCC won by 5 wickets
At Wilson Road: Powergen 272/8 (Jason Mohammed 107, Varun Samaroo 57, Sherwin Ganga 34, Ranga Latchana 3/69, Clevon Kalawan 2/61) vs Clarke Road 132 (37.5 overs) (Ryan Ramdass 53, Ganga 5/24, Ancil Bhagan 2/22) Powergen won by 140 runs
At Honeymoon Park: Preysal 105 (Vikash Mohan 3/14) vs Moosai 106/4 (Nicholas Alexis 47, Anthony Alexander 2/23) Moosai won by 6 wickets
At Tableland: Tableland 206 (45 overs) (Evin Lewis 60, Al Small 49, Davindra Krishna 2/28, Marlon Bharath 2/43) vs Comets 189 (38 overs) (Stephen Katwaroo 70, Richard Kelly 24, Brent Harriot 3/58, Darrel Williams 2/19, Keegan Roy 2/42) Tableland won by 17 runs