Former West Indies opener Philo Wallace has rubbished talk that the president of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) and his board is responsible for the poor showing of the team in England.
A solid all-round batting performance by HKL Aranguez led by Michael Brown, guided the team to a 39-run win over Calcutta Sports Club on Wednesday night in the Championship Division final of the T&T Cricket Board NGC T20 Festival at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain.
Batting first Aranguez got off to an excellent start, as Rohan Parsan and Ernil Ryan put on 61 for the first wicket. Eon Hooper, who finished with 2/10 in four overs, then removed both batsmen for 30. Parsan’s innings came off 23 balls, which included three fours and a six. Ryan was more watchful, hitting two fours and one six in 35 deliveries.
Brown, who came in at number three, batted to the end of the innings to take Aranguez to a competitive 155/5. Brown ended on an unbeaten 33 (23 balls), slamming two fours and two sixes.
Calcutta was limited to 50/5 in reply as the top order failed to impress. Timothy Sinanan tried his best to rescue the innings scoring 19, but it was not enough as Calcutta could only get to 116/8. Amir Nabbie Ali pitched in with 16 not out, while Safraz Laloo (2/22) and Malcolm Ramlogan (2/25) both grabbed two wickets.