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TCL whips Proman for first win
Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) got their first win of the 2014 SIS Industrial Cricket League with a comfortable victory over cellar placed Proman. Christopher Holder (41) and Al Pascal (29) made light work of the Proman bowling attack dispatching the ball to the boundary on numerous occasions.
Their partnership allowed TCL to post a daunting 110 for 6 off their allotted ten overs, placing place immense pressure on a struggling Proman batting line-up. Ravi Soogrim was Proman’s the best bowler taking 2-23.
Proman in reply, tried to make the most of some wayward bowling by the TCL camp and were helped with twenty five extras but they were only able to amass 76 for 6 in their ten overs. Leon Gouralal played a fighting innings of 25 not out but lack of support from his comrades meant they were always out of the game. Beemal Outhar had outstanding figures of 2-12 with Holder also taking 2-17 and Pascal chipping in with 1 wicket. Proman suffered their fourth consecutive loss whilst TCL’s win keeps their hopes alive of qualifying for the knockout stages.
Meanwhile, T&TEC suffered their third loss when they suffered a shock defeat to underdogs TCL on Tuesday. T&TEC won the toss and opted to bat first but failed to build any momentum in their innings.
Jason Bhola (15) was the only batsman to reach double figures with an aggressive innings that contained 2 sixes. However, TCL’s bowlers strangled the T&TEC batsmen bowling in the right areas to restrict any easy runs. Beemal Outhar (2-9) and Al Pascal (1-10) did the bulk of the damage with miserly spells to contain T&TEC to 59 for 5.
Pascal then continued where he left off with the ball smashing a quick-fire 25 to put TCL firmly in control of the game. Pascal’s innings extinguished any thoughts T&TEC had of defending their total. T&TEC tried in vain to defend their subpar total but TCL was determined to be the victors on the day and secured a valuable win, closing on 60 for 6 whilst T&TEC’s Ramoutar (2-11) was the best bowler.
At Plipdeco Ground: TCL 110/6 (C. Holder 41, A. Pascal 29, R. Soogrim 2-23) vs Proman 76/6 (Leon Gouralal 25no, B. Outhar 2-12, C. Holder 2-17, A. Pascal 1-12)
Result: TCL won by 34 runs
Man of the Match: Christopher Holder
At Macaulay Park: T&TEC 59/5 (J. Bhola 15, B. Outhar 2-9, A. Pascal 1-10) vs TCL 60/6 (Al Pascal 25, A. Ramoutar 2-11)
Result: TCL won by 6 wickets
Man of the Match: Al Pascal