The Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket programme has worked well in keeping young cricketers out on the field for the entire year, so says president of the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) Azim Bassarath.
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Seecharan, Simmons hit centuries for Trinity East
National Under-17 players Sachin Seecharan and Keagan Simmons both slammed centuries on Monday to guide Trinity College East to an easy 151-run win over Naparima in the National Under-16 40-over cricket semi-finals at Pierre Road, Charlieville. Right-handed Seecharan scored more than half of his team’s runs, taking Trinity to a massive 324/2. Seecharan finished on an unbeaten 172, while left-handed Simmons made 116. Both players were recently selected to the national U-17 team for the regional U-17 tournament in July.
In reply, Naparima could only muster 173 all out in 36.2 overs. Daniel Williams top scored with 54 and Sherman Ramsingh pitched in with 43. Seecharan proved his all-round ability, returning to snatch 2/30. Shahir Ali was also among the wickets, grabbing 2/7. In the other semi-final at the Caldrac cricket ground, Fatima booked a spot in the final with a four-wicket win over Shiva Boys. Anand Lochan took 4/12 to reduce Shiva Boys to 161 all out in 34.3 overs. Michael Ambard led the run chase, hitting 51 as Fatima got to the target with ten balls to spare. Fatima and Trinity will meet in the final on Friday at the National Cricket Centre in Couva from 10 am.
At Pierre Road: Trinity College East 324/2 (Sachin Seecharan 172 no, Keagan Simmons 116) vs Naparima 173 (36.2 overs) (Daniel Williams 54, Sherman Ramsingh 43, David Williams 25, Shahir Ali 2/7, Seecharan 2/30) Trinity won by 151 runs
At Caldrac: Shiva Boys 161 (34.3 overs) (Rajiv Gosine 27, Bhushan Maharaj 21, Aaron Sinanan 20, Anand Lochan 4/12) vs Fatima 162/6 (33.2 overs) (Michael Ambard 51, A. Modeste 21, Suraj Seepaul 2/30) Fatima won by four wickets