T&T bowlers on trials for the national U-17 cricket team impressed in the first trial match to select the national U-17 team for the upcoming Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional U-17 cricket tournament.
Batting first Team A led made 174 as pacers Sion Hackett and Liam Mamchan reduced them to 31/4. Hackett sends back Jeremiah Cruickshank and Tariq Mohammed while Mamchan sent back fellow Naparima College and South Zone player Kendall Poochoon for a ‘duck’ and followed by rattling the stumps of former national U-15 captain Rajeev Ramnath.
Andrew Rambaran the T&T winning U-15 captain with 31 and Isaiah Gomez with 26 steadied the innings but the 174 was never going to be enough for Team B. Hackett ended with 2/15, while Mamchan took 2/33 and spinner Vasant Singh 2/7.
Team B then got runs from a number of batsmen as they passed the score and then continued batting reaching 234 for seven. The leading batsman was Rodney Beharry who made 47, while Darren Samlal got 36, Kyle Kissoondath 32 and A Mahase 35 not out. The best of the bowlers was Kendall Poochoon with 2/6.
Team A 174 all out (Andrew Rambaran 31, Isaiah Gomez 26, Sion Hackett 2/15, Liam Mamchan 2/33, Vasanth Singh 2/7) vs Team B 234/7 (Rodney Beharry 47, Darren Samlal 36, Kyle Kissoondath 32, A Mahase 35no, Kendall Poochoon 2/6).
Emrit strikes in Biche
National all-rounder Rayad Emrit has been creating waves with his bowling at the annual Seenath’s Auto Biche T20 tournament.
The Guyana Amazon Warriors player grabbed 3/13 in his latest burst to give Biche a four-wicket win. Playing against Plum Mitan Strikers, Emrit was excellent as he was able to restrict the opponents to 142 all out. Also bowling well were Arron Ali 3/26 and Ravindra Singh 3/27. Biche in response got a blazing 50 from Stephen Wharwood and 34 from the young impressive opener Navin Bidaisee.
In another clash, fast bowler Anderson Phillips turned batsman to lead Central to a four-wicket win over Cushe. Lendl Simmons slapped 35 and Amando Patterson 32 to lead Cushe to 110 all out. James Duncan was in form with the ball taking 3/24. Phillips then smacked a whirlwind 41 to lead Central to 113 for six and victory.
Akeal Hosein and Yannic Carriah also added to the action in the last round by taking Raiders to victory over BFL. Spinner Hosein took 2/14 and Carriah 3/11 to cripple BFL to 112/9, despite 48 from Wendell George and 26 from Sanjiv Gooljar. Deepak Kumar then scored an aggressive 66 to lead the victory charge which ended at 115/3. Gooljar came back with the ball to take 2/8 but it was too little too late.
BICHE T20 SCORES
Hurricane 117 all out (Ricardo Hernandez 24, Ashmir Mohammed
44, Teshon Castro 2/7, Deion Ferrier 2/7) vs Notorious 118/2 (Kevin Williams 27, Brian Christmas 66) - Notorious won by 8 wkts.
Cushe batting 110 all out (Amando Patterson 32, Lendl Simmons
35, Chris Vincent 2/10, James Duncan 3/24) vs Central 113/6 (Christopher Vincent 30, Anderson Phillips 41, Omar Daniel 2/19, Alexo Pegus 3/27. - Central won by 4 wkts.
Plum Mitan Strikers 142 all out (Ellion Lewis 29, Akel Clarke
29, Arron Ali 3/26, Ravindra Singh 3/27, Rayad Emrit 3/13) vs Biche batting 143/6 (Navin Bidaisee 34, Stephen Wharwood 50, Richard Ali 2/21) - Biche won by 4 wkts.
BFL batting 112/9 (Sanjiv Gooljar 26, Wendell George 48, Akeal
Hosein 2/14, Yannick Carriah 3/11) vs Raiders 115/3 (Michael Harry 22, Deepak Kumar 66, Sanjiv Gooljar 2/8) - Raiders won by 7 wkts.
Young Guns 174 for 8 (Philton Williams 31, Sachin Seecharan 27, Feraz Mohammed 4/40) vs Central
Empire 178 for 5 (Christopher Vincent 68, Anderson Phillip 29 not out, Jahron Alfred 1 for 5) - Central Empire win by 5 wickets.
Preysal unbeaten in Steve & Assoc cricket
Preysal Cricket Club U-14 team has played unbeaten so far in the Steve and Associates Youth tournament.
The Steve and Associates Youth
The tournament has allowed the players involved to gain much-needed exposure by playing competitive games against other under 14 teams. Games started on April 12 and will continue until May 5 at the Spring Village Recreation ground in Valsayn South.
Preysal Cricket Club’s under 14 teams have played unbeaten thus far in the competition and has come up against the other clubs, namely D Cruz Boys, Ashmead Jumadeen Cricket School, the Daren Ganga Cricket Academy, South Young Warriors and the host team, Spring Village Sports Club. The action continues today with DGCA playing Spring Village Sports and South Young Warriors vs AJ Cricket School. Tomorrow South Young Warriors play DGCA and D Cruz Boys battles Preysal.