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Gomez helps T&T hammer Windwards by 187 runs

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Isaiah Gomez

T&T defeated the Windward Islands by 187 runs in Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) Regional Under-17 Tournament when the fourth-round of matches concluded at various venues across the country yesterday.

T&T was in a dominating mood at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba last evening, scoring 259 for seven after opting to bat first in the 50-over contest.

Then, the T&T bowlers humbled the visitors for 72 to record a massive victory. With the win, T&T moved to 13.7 points but is still adrift of leaders Guyana, which has 18.9 points.

T&T bowlers, despite a cushion of 259 runs, still ran in hard at the Windwards batsmen which were tottering at 15 for five as pacer Jaden Seales ripped out three batsmen for just five runs in a hostile opening burst of speed.

He was well supported by left-arm spinner Nicholas Ali who took four wickets for 25 runs.

T&T will now meet the Leewards today at Gilbert Park in its final round match and will be hoping that Guyana loses to Barbados in their final match-up at the NCC which will boast T&T chances of winning.

The other game of academic interest will take place at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy featuring the Windwards and Jamaica.

T&T lost two early wickets and among them was the star batsman Leonardo Julien. It took an 82-run third wicket partnership between captain Antonio Gomez and opener Tariq Mohammed to put T&T back on track.

Mohammed, in particular, looked good and hardly put a foot wrong during his composed knock. He was quick to pounce on anything short or offline and was able to dispatch the ball to the fence with ease, his timing was very good.

However, he fell via the run out route after a mix up with Gomez for 43. He faced 77 balls and struck six fours in his solid knock. As soon as he left Gomez perished for 49 off 57 balls with three fours.

T&T slipped to 109 for four and in danger of collapsing, however, Rivaldo Ramlogan came in and played a steady hand in getting 27 that helped kept the scoreboard ticking. He faced just 21 balls and struck two sixes and two fours.

Towards the end of the innings, Isaiah Gomez took the game away from the Windwards by blasting their bowlers all over the ground. He ended the innings by hitting the last ball for six and walked off with an unbeaten 66 from 50 balls with four fours and five sixes. With him at the end was Anderson Mahase who scored an unbeaten 19.

For the Windwards Keydan Arnold took two wickets for 30 runs, while Simeon Gerson took two for 29.

In Central, Guyana continued its impressive run after losing its first game, as the team defeated Jamaica by 41 runs at Gilbert Park.

Sachin Singh batted well and scored 48 to take them to 174 for seven off its 50 overs. He got good support from Andre Seepersaud who made 38.

For T&T Brandon English and Romaine Jacob took two wickets apiece.

When Jamaica replied it lost wickets at regular intervals and in the end was routed for 143.

At the National Cricket Centre in Couva, rain played a hand in that game as well, with Barbados batting first and scoring a healthy 245 for seven off its 50 overs.

The Leewards made 115 all out and the Barbadians recorded their second victory on the trot.


At Brian Lara Cricket Academy: T&T 259/7 (50) (Isaiah Gomez 66no, Antonio Gomez 49, Tariq Mohammed 43, Rivaldo Ramlogan 27, Anderson Mahase 19no, Keydan Arnold 2/30, Simeon Gerson 2/29) vs Windwards 72 all out (25.1) (T Bishop 30, Jaden Seales 3 / 5, Nicholas Ali 4/25) - T&T won by 187 runs.

At Gilbert Park: Guyana 174/7 (50) (Sachin Singh 48, Andre Seepersaud 38, Romaine Jacob 2/24, Brandon English 2/37) vs Jamaica 143 all out - Guyana won by 31 runs.

At NCC: Barbados 245/7 (50) (M Forde 68, A Morris 50, Jaden Leacock 42no, J Francis 2/51) vs Leewards 115 all out (S Gokrran 27, J Hoyte 3/29, N Austin 2/26) - Barbados won by 130 runs.


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