PowerGen inch closer to Premier title
Trinidad & Tobago Newsday article.
PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD - Powergen inched closer towards dethroning Queen’s Park as the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) National League Premier Division champions yesterday.
The Penal-based squad, who were the leaders entering Round Ten (the penultimate round), earned an outright victory over Alescon Comets at Syne Village while the Parkites were unable to gain full points when hosts Esmeralda held on for a nail-biting draw.
At Syne Village, Comets, who resumed on 97 runs for seven wickets in response to PowerGen’s 207, were skittled out for 104 with ex-national left-arm spinner Kavesh Kantasingh claiming 4/48 and off-spinner Varoon Samaroo 2/5.
Leading the scoring for Comets were Verindra Maharaj with 30 and Kieron Joseph 19.
In their second innings, PowerGen declared on 152/6 with 59 from Nicholas Sookdeosingh, 31 from Guyana’s Rajindra Chandrika and 30 from Evin Lewis. Ancil Bhaggan took 4/44 for Comets.
Set a victory target of 256, Comets were bowled out for 192, with Man of the Match Kantasingh capturing 5/49, Sherwin Ganga 2/44 and Samaroo 2/71. Former TT all-rounder and current Comets captain Richard Kelly notched 63 while Sergio Fedee had 44 and Maharaj 27.
Also registering outright victories yesterday were second-placed Moosai Sports, third-placed First Citizens Clarke Road and Caldrac Club.
The Final Round of matches are scheduled for May 11 and 12.
Other Scores -
At Wilson Road, Penal: FIRST CITIZENS CLARKE UNITED 257/8 dec & 151 - Nicholas Pooran 50 not out, Adrian Ali 36; Malcolm Ramlogan 2/34, Dion Farrier 2/65 vs HKL ARANGUEZ SPORTS 139 - Michael Brown 29, Rish Paria 24; Mukesh Persad 4/22 & 137 - Ray Campbell 64, Malcolm Ramlogan 38 not out; Clevon Kallawan 5/22, Shazam Babwah 3/41. Clarke Road won by 132 runs.
At Bamboo Village, Valsayn: SEENATH’S AUTO BAMBOO SPORTS 70 & 84 - Ryan Ramasray 44; Mervyn Dillon 5/40 vs MOOSAI SPORTS 76 - Amir Khan 32; Rishaad Harris 4/24 & 79/7 - William Perkins 20; Rishaad Harris 3/24. Moosai won by three wickets.
At California: CALDRAC CLUB 115 & 127 vs MERRY BOYS SPORTS 77 & 130 - Alcindo Holder 35, Amir Jangoo 27 not out; Christopher Vincent 4/31, Dane Teelucksingh 3/25, Royston Crandon 2/9. Caldrac won by 35 runs.
At Esmeralda: QUEEN’S PARK 314/8 dec & 185/5 dec - Justin Guillen 105, Marlon Barclay 24; Kerwin Sirjoo 2/10 vs ESMERALDA SPORTS 253 - Anthony Dhanraj 87 not out, Kristopher Ramsarran 41; Kharry Pierre 5/81, Jesse Bootan 3/80, Tion Webster 2/30 & 125/8 - Trevon Griffith 31, Teshawn Castro 26, Stefan Murray 23 not out; Jesse Bootan 4/22, Kharry Pierre 2/36. Match drawn, Queen’s Park earned first innings points.