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Cooper stands tall for South-East
Cephus Cooper displayed his all-round ability yesterday to give South-East a slim advantage over Central in round two of the BG T&T Under-15 Interzone tournament at Presentation College, Chaguanas.
Cooper single-handedly got South-East to 158/6 batting first, as the right-hander slammed an unbeaten 107. Rick Lovin pitched in with 19, while medium pace bowler Kyle Madoo took 5/28 for Central.
Cooper was also destructive with the ball in hand, snatching 3/23 to dismiss Central for 129 in the first innings. Justin Gangoo also caused some damage, taking 4/43. National U-15 batsman Crystian Thurton, who struck a century in round one, top scored with 48 for the Central boys.
South-East limped to 46/4 at stumps in the second innings, an overall lead of 74 runs. Captain Cooper was unbeaten at the close on 19.
The match between North-East and Tobago was postponed until next week Thursday and Friday, because the Tobago players are preparing for the SEA examinations.
All other matches continue today at 10 am.
At Presentation College, Chaguanas: South-East 158/6 (Cephus Cooper 107 no, Rick Lovin 19, Kyle Madoo 5/28) and 46/4 (Cooper 19 no, Madoo 1/16, Rupdeen Sookdeo 1/1) vs Central 129 (Crystian Thurton 48, Isiah Ali 23, Justin Gangoo 4/43, Cooper 3/23)
At Fatima: East 178/7 (Kirstan Kallicharan 99, Jonathan Balkaran 17, Daniel Osauna 2/22, Adrian Ramlagan 2/41, Tyrel Job 2/58) and 43/1 vs North 153/9 (Andell Nicholas 51, Michael Ambard 31, Kallicharan 3/37, Kyle John 2/22)
At Francis Seepaul: South 190/6 (30 overs) (Vikash Ramsawak 56, Matiba Joseph 56, Nathaniel Semper 4/44, Amit Gopaul 2/22) and 32/0 vs South-West 93/9 (30 overs) (Gopaul 26, Kareem Hamilton 21, Mitchell Williams 3/9)