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Roberts shows fight against Merry Boys

Published: 
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Lincoln Roberts

Former West Indies batsman Lincoln Roberts struck a half century for Jailal Enterprise Victoria against Merry Boys on the first day of the second round of the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) Premiership One three-day competition, yesterday.

Roberts, now 41 years old, top-scored with 84 for Victoria to lead Victoria to 251 all out batting first at the Barrackpore West Secondary School Ground. Roberts, who played one Test match for the West Indies in 1999, was supported by Ranga Latchana, who scored 72. 

Philton Williams (3/85) and Javed Ramdhanie (3/60) both snatched three wickets to help reduce Victoria’s total. In reply, Merry Boys closed on 137/3 with the in-form Isaiah Rajah top scoring with 75 and Mario Belcon pitching in with 61. Rajah slammed 138 in the first round against Powergen.

The same fixtures will take place today in the TTCB 50-over competition, while round two of the three-day competition will continue on Saturday and conclude next Sunday. 

SCORES

AT QUEEN’S PARK OVAL: Powergen 206 (Royston Crandon 70, Gregory Mahabir 53, Ravi Rampaul 23, Seales 5/46) vs Queen’s Park 118/3 (Justin Guillen 65 not out, Tion Webster 26, Rampaul 2/35)

AT WILSON ROAD: Jenexcon Tableland 221 (Al Small 59, Akiel Cooper 43, Steven Ramdass 30, Kerwin Sirju 4/39, David Latchaya 2/9, Kisoondath Magram 2/71) vs FC Clarke Road 164/2 (Kerry Holness 55, Adrian Ali 53)

AT PIERRE ROAD: Prisons 117 (Adrian Daniel 30, Mike Smith 23, Bryan Charles 4/40, Stephan Solomon 3/29) vs Alescon Comets 338/8 (Roston Primus 64 not out, Richard Kelly 55, Kenroy Williams 48, Idrees Mohammed 4/64, Javed Boodram 2/79)

AT BARRACKPORE WEST: Jailal Enterprise Victoria 251 (Lincoln Roberts 84, Ranga Latchana 72, Philton Williams 3/85, Javed Ramdhanie 3/60, Ricky Jaipaul 2/28) vs Merry Boys 137/3 (Isaiah Rajah 75, Mario Belcon 61)