Clarke Road in command vs Queen’s Park
Trinidad Express article.
Port of Spain, Trinidad - First Citizens Clarke Road continued their good form against Queen’s Park Cricket Club so far this season with a dominating first day in Round Five of the National League Premier Division yesterday against the Parkites at Wilson Road.
Clarke Road, who beat Queen’s Park in the final to lift the Sunday League 50-over final recently, dismissed their opponents cheaply for 110 in the first innings. In reply, Clarke Road were themselves bowled out for 218 by stumps, but still have a 108-run first innings advantage over the visitors.
Another good day with the ball could see Clarke Road forcing outright victory. Mukesh Persad took five wickets for the home team against Queen’s Park, and Yannick Ottley added two more.
In reply, Clarke Road were led by Nicholas Pooran, who made 96, while Rangana Latchana (56) also notched a half century. Daron Cruickshank was Queen’s Park’s best bowler with five for 30.
No other team could snatch first innings points on the opening day of the match, but Moosai Sports (363 for nine declared) had a strong start against Esmeralda at Honeymoon Park in Tacarigua.
PowerGen and Merry Boys also score more than 300 runs batting first in their matches against Tableland at Syne Village, and Alescon Comets at Pierre Road respectively.
At Honeymoon Park
Moosai Sports 363/9 dec (89 overs) (Isaiah Rajah 62, Vikash Mohan 56, Jaron Alfred 56 n.o.; Kerwin Sirju 3/114, Akeel Mollon 2/69, Emile Rajah 2/82) vs Esmeralda 25/1 (6 overs) (Akeel Mollon 23 n.o.)
At Inshan Ali Park
Caldrac Sports 235 all out (72.4 overs) (Omesh Ramoutar 42, Royston Crandon 34, Neil Williams 31; Brian Charles 5/45, Narsingh Deonarine 2/21) vs Preysal 64/3 (25 overs) (Miguel Nedd 32 n.o.)
At Wilson Road
Queen’s Park 110 (47 overs) (Kevon Cooper 28; Mukesh Persad 5/28, Yannick Ottley 2/26) vs Clarke Road 218 (44.3 overs) (Nicholas Pooran 96, Rangana Latchana 56, Sean Siloch 20, Mukesh Persad 20; Daron Cruickshank 5/30)
At Pierre Road
Merry Boys 316 (Kevon Ramdhanie 101, Shastri Singh 54 n.o., Mario Belcon 36, Aneil Kanhai 36; Devindra Krishna 6/87) vs Comets 56/3 (VIshal Singh 18 n.o., Faaiq Mohammed 17 n.o.)
At Syne Village
PowerGen 394 (63.2 overs) (Silas Cooper 118, Rajendra Chandreka 66, Sherwin Ganga 40; Gibran Mohammed 32; Gregory Mahabir 29, Varun Samaroo 54; Kenton Thompson 4/115, Brent Harriott 2/56, William Perkins 2/73, Daniel St Clair 2/89) vs Tableland 206/6 (34 overs) (William Perkins 100, Lincoln Roberts 24, Kenton Thompson 26 n.o., Brent Harriot 22 n.o.; Ancil Bhaggan 2/32, Sherwin Ganga 2/56, Kavesh Kantasingh 2/21)
At Bamboo Recreation Ground
Munroe Road 263 (85.1 overs) (Kieron Joseph 107, Kristoff Andrews 40; Selvin Jacobs 5/69) vs Bamboo Sports 70/2 (12 overs) (Ryan Ramgoolie 22, Mark Panchu 29; Kyle Marshall 1/29, Vikash Mohan 1/10)