Champion batsman Brian Lara will commence his community T20 cricket tour this afternoon at the Barataria Oval Ground, Barataria, from 5 pm.
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Munroe aims to stop Merry Boys’ streak
Munroe Road Cricket Club will aim to put an end to the Merry Boys win streak today, when action in round five of the T&T Cricket Board Premier Division T20 competition bowls off. Merry Boys have been flying this season, winning all three of its matches and currently lie at the top of Group A with nine points. Munroe Road has also shown some form, winning two and losing one of its three matches.
In the last round, Merry Boys rolled over Seenath’s Auto Bamboo by eight wickets. Merry Boys spin bowler Ricky Jaipaul, who made his debut for the national team recently, took 4/16 to reduce Bamboo to 129/9. Barbadian fast bowler Javon Searles was also destructive, grabbing 4/31. In reply, Mario Belcon led the charge, slamming 45 to guide Merry Boys to 131/2 in 17.1 overs. On the other hand, Munroe is aiming to get back in the winning column, after losing a low-scoring match in the last round by three wickets.
Batting first against Moosai, Munroe was bundled out for 78 in 16.5 overs. Moosai stumbled to the target, but eventually got home with an over to spare. In other Group A matches today, Moosai will face Queen’s Park and Alescon Comets will play Bamboo. In Group B, a keen contest is on at the top of the table, as defending champions Powergen, Caldrac, Jenexcon Tableland and FCB Clarke Road are all locked on six points. Tableland will battle Caldrac, Clarke Road faces Preysal and Esmeralda will look for an upset against Powergen.
Moosai vs Queen’s Park at Honeymoon Park
Munroe Road vs Merry Boys at Munroe Road
Alescon Comets vs Seenath's Auto Bamboo at Charlieville
FCB Clarke Road vs Clico Preysal at Wilson Road
Jenexcon Tableland vs Caldrac at Gilbert Park
Esmeralda vs Powergen at Esmeralda
Team P W L Pts
Merry Boys 3 3 0 9
Munroe Road 3 2 1 6
QPCC 3 2 1 6
Moosai 3 2 1 6
Bamboo 3 0 3 0
Comets 3 0 3 0
Team P W L Pts
Powergen 3 2 1 6
Caldrac 3 2 1 6
Tableland 3 2 1 6
Clarke Road 3 2 1 6
Esmeralda 3 1 2 3
Preysal 3 0 3 0