Cricket360 Woodland has crowned South T20 champions when they defeated Evergreen by six wickets at the Brian Lara Academy last weekend.
In front of a good crowd at the popular venue, Evergreen batted first and scored 133 for five wickets off 20 overs. Leading the way was Dominic Nandlal who scored an unbeaten 64 after Evergreen had slipped to 26 for three early on. He struck six fours and two sixes in his innings, which brought Evergreen right back into the game.
Guyanese player Paul Wintz grabbed 2/12, while Omar Samuel took 2/14. Woodland then lost an early wicket before the consistent Sidel Diaz 21 and Brian Deosaran 52 not out gave their team the upper hand.
After their good work, it was always going to be a Woodland victory and in the end, they cruised home at 134/4. Deosaran struck one six and three fours while Diaz struck four fours in his effort. Towards the end, Wintz ensured the victory with an unbeaten 19 with three fours.
SOUTH ZONE FINAL SCORES
Evergreen 133/5 (20) (Dominic Nandlal 64no, Travis Blyden 15, R Brown 13, Omar Samuel 2/14, Paul Wintz 2/12) vs Woodland 134/4 (Brian Deosaran 52no, Sidel Diaz 21, Dylan Diaz 15, Paul Wintz 19no) - Woodland won by 6 wickets.
Rambaran stands tall among big men
Successful captain of the national under-15 team Andrew Rambaran took part in the Central Super League (CSL) with international players and held his own in a spell of four overs for 23 runs with two wickets.
Playing for Dream Team the left arm orthodox spinner was excellent and gave the opposing batsmen trouble as he grabbed two wickets. He held his nerve nicely among big men and was the toast of the crowd.
Sital All-Stars batting first scored 131/8 off their 20 over with Kidel Glasgow scoring 60. Hillview College captain Navin Bedaisee was in fine form and grabbed 4/24 with Rambaran taking 2/23. Dream Team made light work of the target getting there for the loss of three wickets with Stephan Warwood scoring 42 and former West Indies Under-19 players Jonathan Augustus getting 27.
In another clash, South Boys crashed to 67 all out against Aranguez on the back of excellent bowling by Triston Singh 3/12 and Rishaard Harris 2/3. Brian Christmas then scored a quick 44 to lead his team home at 68/2 for an eight-wicket victory.
Sital All Stars 131/8 (20) (Kidel Glasgow 60, Navin Bedaisee 4/24, Andrew Rambaran 2/23, Dream Team 132/3 (17.1) (Stephan Warwood 42, Jonathan Augustus 27) - Dream Team won by 7 wickets.
South Boys All-Stars 67 all out (Marcelle Jones 29, Triston Singh 3/12, Risharrd Harris 2/3) vs HKL Aranguez 68/2 (Brian Christmas 44, Kern Ramdeen 2/17) - Aranguez won by 8 wickets.
JFK continue to dominate Mafeking cricket
JFK continues to be the leading team at the Mafeking night cricket league in Mayaro. To date, they have won all their four matches and are at the top of the standings in Group A.
Joining them at the top as well is Caution who has a similar number of wins from four matches. In third place is Titan Sports. In Group B, La Brea is out front as they have won three matches and had one tie. At the moment they have seven points and are just ahead of Eastern Glory who has six points from four matches. CK United in tied with Eastern Glory on six points.
In the Women's section, Champion is out front with four wins from as many matches. Apart from then, all the other teams have struggled with the next best being Bomb Squad with two points.
East Zone into U13 final
East Zone cruised into the final of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board's Under-13 Inter-Zone tournament with an easy six-wicket victory over South East on Wednesday.
Star of the show was East captain Yasir Deen who grabbed five wickets for 14 runs in eight overs with two maidens as South East, winning the toss and batting first, were routed for 81 in 21 of the allotted 50 overs.
Deen was well-supported by Samir Saroop who snapped up four for 22 in seven overs as the South East batsmen found the going tough at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain.
Top scorers for South East were Brendan Boodoo who made 15 while Christian Rampersad made 13.
In their turn at the crease, East Zone reached 82 for four in 19.4 overs with Rajeev Ramjohn scoring a handsome 48 while Joseph Madoo contributed 19 to the winning total.
The most successful bowler for South East was Ashkay Seecharan who returned figures of two wickets for 17 runs, while Oshan Gobin and Brendan Boodoo picked up one wicket apiece in the losing effort.
East will now await the winners of the Central versus North clash.
The final is carded for Wednesday, May 22 from 10.30 am at the same venue.