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Merry Boys end season on a high
Merry Boys ended its season on a high yesterday afternoon, defeating Jenexcon Tableland by 11 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method in the premier division third place match of the T&T Cricket Board NGC T20 Festival at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain. Spin bowler Aneil Kanhai was the best bowler for Merry Boys, grabbing 4/13 in four overs to reduce Tableland to a paltry 78 all out in 17.4 overs. Kanhai got the prized wicket of Kjorn Ottley for five trapping him in front. Ottley has shown some form with the bat during the T20 festival, hitting a match winning unbeaten 81 on Tuesday in the quarterfinal against Moosai.
Former national Under-19 player Al Small top scored for Tableland, hitting 20 off 21 balls. Kashtri Singh also bowled well for Merry Boys, taking 2/17 in three overs. In reply, Merry Boys got to 50/4 in 10 overs when rain ended the match, handing Merry Boys a 11-run win. Opening batsman Mario Belcon made 25 and Andre Brown took 2/7 in four overs for Tableland. Earlier in the year Merry Boys won the UWI T20 tournament, and recently won the Shanghai Construction Group National League title.
SCORES: At Queen’s Park Oval: Tableland 78 (17.4 overs) (Al Small 20, Aneil Kanhai 4/13, Kashtri Singh 2/17, Javon Searles 1/7, Alcindo Holder 1/0) vs Merry Boys 50/4 (10 overs) (Mario Belcon 25, Andre Brown 2/7, Amir Khan 1/11) Merry Boys won by 11 runs on D/L method