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Assoon, Singh lead South to massive win
The decision to promote Daniel Assoon yesterday proved to be an excellent move, as the right-hander struck 62 to lead the South zone to an easy 174-run win over South-West at the Francis Seepaul Recreation Ground in the BG T&T Under-15 Interzone tournament. Resuming on 32/0 in the second innings, South got to 196/4, an overall lead of 293 runs. Assoon, who normally bats at position six or seven, came in at four and did not disappoint. Together with left-hander Rohan Singh (34), the pair took the match away from South-West. Hasim Headley tried his best to contain South, grabbing 2/29.
Chasing 294, South-West was bowled out for 119. Singh and Assoon returned to snatch three wickets each. Singh, a medium pacer, was the top bowler taking 3/11, while fast bowler Assoon took 3/31. Rodney Sieunarine tried his best to hold the South-West innings together, scoring 26. Round three will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday.
At Presentation College: South-East 158/6 (Cephus Cooper 107 no, Rick Lovin 19, Kyle Madoo 5/28) and 161/6 (61 overs) (Cooper 70 no, Brandon Maharaj 23, Rupdeen Sookdeo 2/5, Dean Maharaj 2/14) vs Central 129 (Crystian Thurton 48, Isiah Ali 23, Justin Gangoo 4/43, Cooper 3/23) and 63 (29 overs) (Thurton 17, Brandon Singh 3/12, Kareem Noel 2/3, Avinash Mahabirsingh 2/8) South-East won by 127 runs
At Francis Seepaul: South 190/6 (30 overs) (Vikash Ramsawack 58, Rohan Singh 56, Nathaniel Semper 4/44, Amit Gopaul 2/22) and 196/4 (Daniel Assoon 62, Singh 34, Hasim Headley 2/29) vs South-West 93/9 (30 overs) (Gopaul 26, Kareem Hamilton 21, Mitchell Williams 3/9) and 119 (Rodney Sieunarine 26, Leroy Peters 20, Assoon 3/31, Singh 3/11) South won by 174 runs
At Fatima: East 178/7 (Kirstan Kallicharan 99, Daniel Osauna 2/22, Adrian Ramlagan 2/41, Tyrel Job 2/58) and 239 (53 overs) (Kallicharan 59, Ronaldo Forrester 38, Job 2/33, Sameer Ali 2/32, Osauna 2/41) vs North 153/9 (Andell Nicholas 51, Michael Ambard 31, Kallicharan 3/37, Kyle John 2/22) and 57 (27.4 overs) (David Lee Young 17, Navin Bedaisee 16, Nathaniel McDavid 3/6, Forrester 2/14, Kareem Muradali 2/1) East won by 207 runs
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