Esperanza take Championship final
Trinidad Express article.
Port of Spain, Trinidad - Esperanza Sports captured the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board Championship Division 50-over trophy with an easy 154-run win over Hafeez Karamath Limited Aranjuez Sports in the tournament final at Calcutta Ground, Freeport on Tuesday night.
The Central team recovered from the early loss of Carl Wright in the third over to post 271 for nine off 50 overs thanks to a quick 62 off 39 balls from Ryan Hurley.
Spinner Sanjiv Gooljar then grabbed four for 31 off his ten overs to help dismiss Aranjuez for 117 off 35.2 overs.
Former Barbados player Hurley was also economical with the ball, bowling six overs for eight runs with one wicket.
But it was Hurley’s destructive hitting that set up the win.
After losing Wright, with the score on eight, Winston Forrester hit 48 off 92 balls in a 84-run second wicket partnership with Amir Mohammed, who hit 40 off 55 balls to help the recovery effort before Hurley slammed three sixes and five fours in 67-run seventh-wicket partnership with Gooljar (30 off 36 balls) to boost the total towards the end of the innings.
Hurley and Gooljar took the score from 166 for six in the 35th overs to 233 for seven in the 45th before Hurley gave a return catch to Rajendra Ramadhin.
Afterwards, the Esperanza spinners picked up wickets in clusters to pull off the win.
Gooljar took two wickets in the 28th over, sending back Michael Browne and Safraz Lallo before Andre Brown struck in the 29th and 31st overs to ensure victory for their team.
Esperanza vs Aranjuez
Amir Mohammed c Ryan b Seecharran 40
C Wright lbw Lallo 6
W Forrester b Batson 48
S Babwah b Seecharran 24
Azad Mohammed c Seecharran b Ramlogan 16
R Hurley c&b Ramadhin 62
A Brown run out 1
S Gooljar run out 30
D Besai c Lallo b Ramadhin 5
R Maharaj not out 13
G Ali not out 0
Extras (LB8, W16, NB2) 26
TOTAL (for nine wickets; 50 overs) 271
Wickets at: 8 (Wright), 92 (Amir Mohammed), 133 ( Babwah), 154 (Forrester), 162 (Azad Mohammed), 166 (Brown), 233 (Hurley), 244 (Besai), 266 ( Gooljar)
BOWLING: Lallo 5-0-33-1 (7w); Batson 10-0-52-1 (1nb, 3w); Ferrier 10-0-61-0 (1nb, 2w); Seecharran 10-3-28-2 (1w); Ramlogan 10-0-45-1; Ryan 1-0-14-0; Ramadhin 4-0-30-2 (3w)
HKL Aranjuez Inns (Target: 272)
S Felix c Mohammed b Gooljar 26
E Ryan c Besai b Babwah 7
R Batson b Hurley 17
M Browne c Forrester b Gooljar 22
D Ferrier c Mohammed b Gooljar 1
R Ramadhin c Wright b Brown 19
S Lallo c Mohammed b Gooljar 0
R Parsan b Brown 4
R Paria run out 2
M Ramlogan c&b Ali 7
R Seecharran not out 6
Extras (LB2, B1, W3) 6
TOTAL (all out; 35.2 overs) 117
Wickets at: 28 (Ryan), 53 (Batson), 57 (Felix), 59 (Ferrier), 94 (Browne), 95 (Lallo), 97 (Ramadhin), 99 (Paria), 108 (Parsan), 117 (Ramlogan)
BOWLING: Maharaj 6-0-24-0 (1w); Babwah 7-1-22-1 (1w); Hurley 6-1-8-1; Gooljar 10-2-31-4 (1w); Brown 6-0-29-2; Ali 0.2-0-0-1
Result: Esperanza won by 154 runs
Umpires: A Sanowar, G Hodge