Bootan stars as Hillview beat Barataria South

Trinidad & Tobago Newsday article.

Port of Spain, Trinidad - A battling 33 and a mesmerising spell of 4/13 from all-rounder Jesse Bootan propelled Hillview College to a strong six-wicket victory over Barataria South Secondary at Honeymoon Park yesterday, as the opening round of the Twenty20 Intercol knockout competition bowled off at several locations.

Barataria won the toss and chose to bat first but were dismissed for a meagre 108 in 19.5 overs. They were led by Kevis John’s knock of 31 and Dexter Sween’s contribution of 20. However, Bootan made his presence felt with the ball while sibling Jonathan Bootan also picked up and economical 1/10. 

In reply, Hillview carefully progressed to a victorious 112 for the loss of four wickets after 19.1 overs. Bootan’s knock of 33 also inspired good batting performances from Travis Mungalsingh (26) and Camilio Carimbocas (23no). Carl Vialva was Barataria’s best bowler bagging two wickets for 17 runs. 

In other matches, Presentation College, Chaguanas, were at the crease batting 65 for the loss of two wickets up to press time yesterday as the match was forced to start later, 5pm. 

Meanwhile, the clash between defending champions El Dorado East Secondary and Naparima College which was scheduled to bowl off at Munroe Road Grounds at 5pm yesterday was postponed due to water problems at the facility. This match-up will now be played at Gilbert park tomorrow from 11am. 

Additionally, the Fatima College versus Trinity College encounter at UTT’s O’Meara Campus was also postponed. This match-up is expected to bowl off today at Fatima Grounds. 

And 2013 runners-up Barrackpore West Secondary were also expected to do battle against Iere High School from 5pm yesterday. However, it was revealed that this meeting was pushed back to begin at 7pm last night. 

Summarised Scores 

HILLVIEW COLLEGE 112/4 (19.1) - Jesse Bootan 33, Travis Mungalsingh 26, Jonathan Bootan 23no; Carl Vialva 2/17 bt BARATARIA SOUTH 108 (19.5) - Kevis John 31, Dexter Sween 20; Jesse Bootan 4/13, Jonathan Bootan 1/10

First Published In The Trinidad & Tobago Newsday.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:03