PowerGen cricket club started off their 2019 TTCB Premiership campaign in fine style, when it defeated Queen’s Park Cricket Club by six wickets in the first-round clash at Syne Village in Penal, yesterday.
Resuming on the second and final day on 22/3, the Parkites were bowled out by spinners Ancil Bhaggan and Kavesh Kantasingh for just 87 runs, following their 124 in the first innings. PowerGen with a first innings lead of 38 runs was then set a victory target of 50, which proved somewhat challenging before recording victory by four wickets.
Bhaggan who finished with 6/49 in the second innings, ended the match figures of 11/90, following his spell of 5/41 in the first essay. Kantasingh grabbed a match haul of eight wickets for 72 runs, as he took 4/26 in the second innings.
When PowerGen chased their victory target, Akeal Hosein joined in the fun on the spinners paradise by taking 3/32, to follow his 5/60 in the first innings.
Also on winners row in the opening round was Central Sports which got the better of newcomers EYM by 10 wickets in Felicity. EYM scored 198 all out in their second innings after making 122 in their first effort. Central Sports had replied on Saturday with 293. It meant that Central Sports was set a victory target of 21 runs, which they reeled off for the loss of no wickets. Barbadian Akeem Jordan had a great game for Central Sports, grabbing 3/25 in EYM’s second innings as they fell for 198. He also took 3/26 in the first innings, to end the match with 6/51. Also good was spinner Ricky Jaipaul with 3/22.
The clash between Merryboys and FC Clarke Road fizzled out to a draw with Clarke starting the day on 171/1 in reply to Merryboys 169, finishing on 268/9 declared. Sean Siloch added one run to his overnight 102, while Yannick Ottley made 82. Nathaniel McDavid bowling for Merryboys grabbed 5/102.
Merryboys in their second turn at the crease batted much better to finish on 257/9 declared. Red Force batsman Amir Jangoo led the way with 89, while Mario Belcon scored his second half-century of the match 50, to follow his 80 and Rishard Harris made 45 to dd to his first innings effort of 59. Continued finished an excellent match by taking 5/80.
The clash between defending champions Alescon Comets and Victoria at Pierre Road ended in a stalemate. Comets set a victory target of 155 runs, ended on 89 for three. Comets started the day on 186/9 in response to Victoria’s 138 and ended up making 207 all out. Jyd Goolie continued his good batting and remained undefeated on 82. Off-spinner Farrell Jugmohan ended with the wonderful figures of 7/74.
Batting a second time Victoria then made 223 with Andre Bryce making 70 and Sherwin Ganga 58. Kastri Singh took 4/47 and Goolie 3/22.
At Felicity: EYM 122 all out (N Arthur 24, Akeem Jordan 3/26, Ryan Austin 3/38, Marlon Richards 3/42) & 198 all out (Akeem Jordan 3/25, Ricky Jaipaul 3/22) vs Central Sports 293 (Keddy Lesporis 71, Vishan Jaggessar 56, Jesse Bootan 49, Akeem Jordan 32, Shakeem Prince 5/50, Keon Isaac 2/22) & 21/0 - Central Sports won by 10 wkts.
At Clarke Road: Merry Boys 169 all out (Mario Belcon 80, Rishard Harris 59, Dalton Polius 7/55) & 257/9 dec (Amir Jangoo 89, Mario Belcon 50, Rishard Harris 45, Yannick Ottley 5/80, Dalton Polius 4/77) vs FC Clarke Road 268/9 dec (Sean Siloch 103, Yannick Ottley 82, Dijourn Charles 42, Nathaniel McDavid 5/102) - Match Drawn.
At Syne Village: QPCC 124 (Isaiah Rajah 38, Ancil Bhaggan 5/41, Kavesh Kantasingh 4/46) & 87 all out (Ancil Bhaggan 6/49, Kavesh Kantasingh 4/26) vs PowerGen 162 all out (Jerron Maniram 51, J Harding 44, Akeal Hosein 5/60, Vishan Jaggessar 5/66) & 50/4 (Akeal Hosein 3/32). PowerGen won by 6 wkts.
At Pierre Road: Victoria 138 (Rayad Emrit 4/22) & 223 all out (Andre Bryce 70, Sherwin Ganga 58, Kastri Singh 4/47, Jyd Goolie 3/22) vs Alescon Comets 207 all out (Jyd Goolie 82no, Rayad Emrit 19, Roshan Primus 41, Farrell Jugmohan 7/74) & 89/3 (Navin Bedaisee 41no, Rayad Emrit 20, Farrell Jugmohan 2/44) - Match drawn.