Parkites move up in Premier Division
Trinidad Express article.
Defending Premier Division league champions, Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) moved up one spot into fourth place on the standings, after winning first innings points against First Citizens Clarke Road United in their drawn ninth round match, at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, yesterday.
It was one of only two matches not completely washed out by rain.
The Parkites batted first and scored 201 for six declared, with Tion Webster hitting an unbeaten 33 to get the score past 200 and earn his team two bonus batting points.
Despite half-centuries from Adrian Ali (59) and Ryan Ramdass (50), Clarke Road fell short of a first innings lead by four runs, reaching 198 all out.
West Indies pacer Shannon Gabriel and spinner Amit Jaggernauth led the Parkites bowling with three wickets each, while teenager Webster, who is also a medium-pace bowler, chipped in with two for 60.
Although not an outright win, the first innings victory was enough to keep alive the Parkites’ title ambitions, with two rounds of matches left to be played.
At Gilbert Park, California, the Caldrac/Hafeez Karamath Limited Aranjuez Sports showdown ended in a draw. Caldrac clinched first innings points, after spinner Dane Teelucksingh took six for 60 and Aranjuez were dismissed for 136.
In reply, Caldrac were 150 for five at stumps.
All the other matches were abandoned after heavy rain over the weekend left grounds waterlogged.
At Queen’s Park Oval
QPCC 201/6 dec. (Akeal Hosein 42 n.o. Justin Guillen 38, Tion Webster 33 n.o., Marlon Barclay 28, Clevon Kallawan 2/21, Shazan Babwah 2/79, Derone Davis 2/49) vs Clarke Road 198 all out (Adrian Ali 59, Ryan Ramdass 50; Amit Jaggernauth 3/52, Shannon Gabriel 3/65, Tion Webster 2/60)
Match drawn – Queen’s Park won first innings points
At Gilbert Park, California
Hafeez Karamath Limited Aranjuez Sports 136 all out (45.1 overs) (Ray Campbell 52, Kellon Carmichael 35; Dane Teelucksingh 6/60, Ancil Nedd 2/18) vs Caldrac Club 150/5 dec. (32 overs) (Antonio Aziz 43 n.o., Franklyn Rouse 28, Mark Deyal 26, Royston Crandon 23; Kellon Carmichael 3/54)
Match drawn – Caldrac won first innings points
At Esmeralda Recreation Ground
Esmeralda Sports vs Moosai Sports – Match abandoned
At Kennedy Park, Diamond
F&E Diamond United vs Seenath’s Auto Bamboo Sports – Match abandoned
At Diego Martin Recreation Ground
Merry Boys vs Alescon Comets – Match abandoned
At Syne Village
PowerGen vs Wanderers – PowerGen won by default