Khalawan’s 138 not enough for Naps
PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD - Naparima Boys batsman Clevon Khalawan’s unbeaten century was not enough to give South West victory over South East in the final preliminary round of the BG TT Under-17 InterZone 50-over tournament, yesterday.
In the shortened 38-over match, due to a late start, South East compiled a massive 306/7 with Akil Mohammed (80) and S Rambarran (84) being the top scorers. V Ramadar was the best bowler for South West, picking up 4/35.
Chasing a huge total of 307, Khalawan was a one-man show stroking 138 not out, as his team could only muster 233/5. Mohammed was also among the wickets, taking 2/37.
At Brian Lara Recreation Ground, Hillview College all-rounder Afdal Khan continued his heroics, snatching 4/33 to lead East to a 45-run win over North.
Khan scored 93 in the last round of the PowerGen Secondary Schools Cricket League that led Hillview to the league title. Batting first, East made a dismal 160/9 in 50 overs.
Shakeem Prince made 28, while Nickolai Niron contributed an unbeaten 20. Calvi Alva’s 4/15 restricted the East batsmen. Khan’s left-arm bowling ensured his team’s total was enough, as North’s batting never got going.
In other matches, Virendra Jagroop and Emilio Gopaul gave Central a win against South and Dejourn Charles’ 60 led Tobago to victory over North East.
AT ROUSILLAC: South East 306/7 (38 overs) (Akil Mohammed 80, S. Rambarran 84, D. Jaggernauth 77 n.o., V. Ramadar 4/35) vs South West 233/5 (38 overs) (Clevon Khalawan 138 n.o., Mohammed 2/37). South East won by 73 runs.
AT SHAW PARK: Tobago 128 (38.1 overs) (Dejourn Charles 60, Amrish Rampersad 4/12, Keron Persaud 3/24) vs North East 75 (27.3 overs) (Rampersad 11, Ato James 3/8, Kellon James 2/9, Omari Joseph 2/13, Charles 2/16). Tobago won by 53 runs.
AT BRIAN LARA RECREATION GROUND: East 160/9 (50 overs) (Shakeem Prince 28, Nickolai Niron 20 n.o., Calvi Alva 4/15) vs North 115 (40.3 overs) (Amir Jangoo 27, Brandon Maharaj 22, Afdal Khan 4/33, Prince 2/19, Levan Ramlogan 2/21). East won by 45 runs.
AT DEBE RECREATION GROUND: South 139 (34 overs) (Nadir Mohammed 32, Adrian Parry 19, Virendra Jagroop 4/18, Nicholas Bhagwandeen 2/23) vs Central 140/8 (43 overs) (Emilio Gopaul 36, Sachin Balai 19, Amit Sammy 19, Mohammed 3/24, Kieran Boodram 2/20). Central won by 2 wickets.