Merry Boys stay in front
 

Trinidad Express article.

Port of Spain, Trinidad - Mario Belcon slammed 120 and Aneil Kanhai snatched five wickets for 62 runs to ensure Merry Boys maintained their lead at the top of the Shanghai Construction Group sponsored National League Premier Division following their 59-run win over Esmeralda Sports in their seventh round match at Diego Martin Recreation Ground yesterday.

Merry Boys made 151 in their first innings on Saturday and dismissed Esmeralda for 149 to earn a narrow first innings lead but yesterday the home team’s batsmen dominated the bowling with Belcon’s ton leading Merry Boys to 252 for five declared in their second turn at the crease.

Kanhai then stepped up to help dismiss Esmeralda for 195 in their second innings.

In other results, the defending champions PowerGen defeated Caldrac Club by 180 runs at Gilbert Park in California with off-spinner Varoon Samaroo taking ten wickets in the game.

Samaroo grabbed five for 31 in the first innings on Saturday as Caldrac were dismissed for 104. Yesterday, PowerGen, who made 166 in their first innings, declared their second innings on 203 for nine setting their hosts a victory target of 266. Samaroo returned with five for 42 as Caldrac stumbled to 85 all out.

Elsewhere CLICO Preysal beat Seenath’s Auto Bamboo Sports by 14 runs to improve their chances of avoiding relegation, while Munroe Road defeated Moosai Sports by 176 runs and Queen’s Park Cricket Club overcame Jenexcon Tableland by 200 runs.

Summarised Scores

At Bamboo Recreation Ground

CLICO Preysal 207 (Narsingh Deonarine 70, Eugene La Fleur 38; Selvin Jacobs 7/59, Ryan Baksh 2/23) & 139 (Videsh Sookhai 33, Eugene La Fleur 31; Selvin Jacobs 6/37) vs Seenath’s Auto Bamboo Sports 178 (Krishna Arjune 39, Roger Birbal 22; Bryan Charles 5/68, Narsingh Deonarine 2/15) & 154 (Yannic Cariah 60 n.o.; Ryan Austin 4/50, Bryan Charles 4/50)

—Preysal won by 14 runs 

At Diego Martin Recreation Ground

Merry Boys 151 (Javon Searles 57 n.o., Kastri Singh 30; Rishaad Harris 5/24, Kerwyn Sirju 3/32) & 252-5 (Mario Belcon 120, Jeetendra Sookdeo 46, Kevon Ramdhanie 35 n.o.; Akeel Mollon 2/73) vs Esmeralda Sports 149 (Trevon Griffith 49, Dwight Joseph 24; Ricky Jaipaul 7/44, Atiba Allert 2/12) & 195 (Trevon Griffith 51, Dwight Joseph 52, Rishaad Harris 31; Aneil Kanhai 5/62, Kastri Singh 4/28)

—Merry Boys by 59 runs 

At Queen’s Park Oval

QPCC 228 (Darren Bravo 81, Tion Webster 51; Amir Khan 4/45, Elijah St Clair 2/16, Daniel St Clair 2/35) & 145 (Daron Cruickshank 34; Brent Harriot 4/49, Amir Khan 4/23) vs Jenexcon Tableland 96 (Al Small 22; Akeal Hosein 3/15; Shannon Gabriel 2/19, Tion Webster 2/21, Daron Cruickshank 2/39) & 77 (Al Small 17; Akeal Hosein 6/21, Amit Jaggernauth 3/8)

—QPCC won by 200 runs

At Pierre Road

Alescon Comets 257 (Vishaul Singh 56, Varindra Maharaj 37, Richard Kelly 36, Steven Katwaroo 30; Derone Davis 6/52, Mukesh Persad 3/61) & 152-6 dec (Imran Khan 33, Varindra Maharaj 29 n.o., Raj Nanan 26 n.o.; Yannick Ottley 3/30, Kissoondath Magram 2/32) vs First Citizens Clarke Road 169 (Derone Davis 31, Sean Siloch 29, Adrian Ali 28; Imran Khan 5/65, Richard Kelly 2/24, Raj Nanan 2/44) & 90-2 (Ryan Ramdass 36 ret, Nicholas Pooran 23)

—Match Drawn, Comets won first innings points

At Munroe Road Ground

Munroe Road Cricket Club 173 (Derwin Christian 35, Mahendra Nagamootoo 32, Hanuman Moonsammy 30; Jahron Alfred 2/30, Namir Suepaul 3/48) & 242-2 dec (Michael Harry 54, Kieron Joseph 74, Kristoff Andrews 60) vs Moosai Sports 142 (Vikash Mohan 52, Wasim Haslim 38; Richard Rojas 2/17, Nishal Gayadeen 6/48) & 97 (Mahedra Nagamootoo 5/42, Nishal Guyadeen 4/34)

—Munroe Road won by 176 runs

At Gilbert Park

PowerGen Penal 166 (Silus Cooper 56, Akiel Cooper 56; Dane Teelucksingh 5/38) & 203-9 dec (Jason Mohammed 45, Varoon Samaroo 44, Silus Cooper 37; Allan Laurent 4/77, Ancil Nedd 2/41) vs Caldrac Club 104 (Royston Crandon 36, Neil Williams 21; Varoon Samaroo 5/31, Strassark Sankar 3/10, Ansil Bhagan 2/36) & 85 (Hasely Sutherland 30; Varoon Samaroo 5/42, Ansil Bhagan 2/2, Strassark Sankar 2/19)

—PowerGen won by 180 runs

First Published In The Trinidad Express.

Date: 
Mon, 04/28/2014 - 03:58