South West continues to struggle in Interzone cricket tournament when the team went under to South East by 10 wickets in the opening round of matches of the 2019 TTCB U-15 Interzone cricket series on Wednesday.
Playing at Sancho Road in St. Julien, the team could have left the caterer very angry as the match finished before way before lunch. South West batting first crashed to 24 all out with medium pacer Naiel Mohammed taking three wickets for four runs and national under-15 spinner Nickyle Jalim two wickets for four runs.
South East then romped to victory at 25 without loss with Romario King on nine not out. In the other game down South, Central took care of its hosts South by nine wickets at Lewis Street in San Fernando.
South batting first made 82 all out with Vivek Gadraj scoring 17 and Mikel Mentor 15. Bowling for Central young medium pacer Fareez Ali was impressive with figures of two wickets for one run from four overs. The KRCA player got rid of experienced players Alix Gopaul and Riad Mohammed in one over, to set South back. Also bowling well for Central were Alex Chase 2/9, Kevin Kanhai 2/13 and Emilio Villafana 2/21. Chasing 83 for victory, Central romped to victory on the back of an excellent hand of 40 not out from captain Justin Jaggessar. The right-hander who opened the batting for T&T in Jamaica last year showed he was a class above the others, as he clobbered the bowling with ease.
At the Prisons ground, West Indies under-15 star Andrew Rambaran arrested three North East batsmen, to lead his team to an easy win. North East made 122 all out with Vince Kistow scoring 41. Rambaran bowling his left arm orthodox spin claimed 3/11. Verran Batchu led the run chase with an unbeaten 42, as his team reached 124/3 in reply.
TTCB INTERZONE UNDER-15 SCORES
At Sancho Rd: South West 24 all out (Naiel Mohammed 3/4, Nickyle Jalim 2/4) vs South East 25/0 (Ramario King 9no). South East won by 10 wkts.
At Lewis Street: South 82 all out (32.4) (Vivek Gadraj 17, Mikel Mentor 15, Alex Chase 2/9, Kevin Kanhai 2/13, Fareez Ali 2/1, Emilio Villafana 2/21) vs Central 84/1 (16) (Justin Jaggessar 40no, Terrel Combes 16) - Central won by 9 wkts.
At Prisons: North East 122 all out (Vince Kistow 41, Andrew Rambarran 3/11, Yasir Dean 2/27) vs East 124/3 (Verran Batchu 42no, Kavin Boodoosingh 29) - East won by 7 wkts.