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Powergen unbeaten after two rounds
Defending champion PowerGen cruised to a second win in as many matches, this time by 94-run margin over Esmeralda to remain unbeaten in the National League two-day competition, at Syne Village, yesterday.
Vaaroon Samaroo smashed a half-century (75) in the first innings as PowerGen finished on 228 from 55.4 overs. Esmeralda responded with 147 in its first innings, before PowerGen recorded 141 in its second innings to heap the pressure on the opponents. Samaroo took 2/22 while Sherwin Ganga took 4/44 and Ancil Bhaggan 2/18, as Esmeralda folded for 128.
QPCC took full points after defeating Clico Preysal by an innings and 22 runs. QPCC’s 302-8 on the opening day was enough to see the club through to victory, as Preysal could only muster 95 and 183. Amit Jaggernauth was the pick of the bowlers taking 2/14 and 5/62.
Caldrac’s clash with Jenexcon Tableland in California was abandoned.
At Syne Village: PowerGen 228 (55.4 overs) (Vaaroon Samaroo 75, Rajindra Chandrika 36, Ancil Bhaggan 35, Jeron Maniram 29; Kirwyn Sirju 6/37, Akheel Mollon 2/59, Bryan Boodram 2/50) and 141 (40.4 overs) (Chandrika 34, Gregory Mahabir 26; Griffith 7/60, Sirju 3/39) vs Esmeralda Sports 147 (50 overs) (Trevon Griffith 57, Teshawn Castro 25; Bhaggan 5/39, Sherwin Ganga 3/39, Jovan Ali 2/22) and 128 (31.9 over) (Rishaad Harris 24, Anthony D'Andrade 23; Ganga 4/44, Bhaggan 2/18, Samaroo 2/22) - Powergen won by 94 runs
At Preysal: QPCC 302-8 dec (98 overs) (Jeremy Solozano 96, Daron Cruickshank 84, Kevon Cooper 41; Anthony Adams 5/79, Bryan Charles 2/64) vs CLICO Preysal 95 (Miguel Nedd 33, Khary Pierre 3/12, Amit Jaggernauth 2/14, Fidel Edwards 2/44) and 183 (Varun Charles 66, Eugene La Fleur 51; Jaggernauth 5/62, Edwards 3/33) - QPCC won by an innings and 22 runs
At Wilson Road: Bamboo 236 all out (55 overs) (Ryan Baksh 103, Lyndell Nelson 40, Kissondath Magram 5/65, Derone Davis 2/32) v Clarke Road (85 overs) (Shane Smith 47, Sean Siloch 23, Darren Deonarine 4/85, Selvin Jacobs 2/89) - Clarke Road won by an innings and 15 runs.
At Honeymoon Park: Moosai 214 (Akiel Cooper 69, A Daniel 51, Anthony Simmons 28; Javid Ramdhanie 3/48, Aneil Kanhai 3/63, Atiba Allert 2/23) and 106 (Daniel 33; Allert 5/23, Kanhai 2/14) v Merry Boys 298 (Aneil Kanhai 63, Mario Belcon 61, Aaron Alfred 42; Jed Yearwood 2/22, Akiel Cooper 1/19) and 26-1
At Munroe Road: Comets 76 (Davindra Krishna 32, Mahendra Nagamootoo 5/28) and 108 (Stephen Wharwood 24, Nagamootoo 5/45, Nishal Gayadeen 5/16) vs Munroe Road 138 (Derwin Christian 51, Krishna 5/45) and 50/3 (Kapil Harry 20, Krishna 2/11) - Munroe won by 7 wickets
At California: Caldrac 130/3 v Tableland- Match abandoned.
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