Runs for Guillen as T&T continue trials

Trinidad Express article.

Port of Spain, Trinidad - Opener Justin Guillen led the way with 55, but his innings was not enough to stop Team B going under to Team A by seven wickets in the second Trinidad and Tobago trial match at Queen’s Park Oval yesterday.

Guillen struck eight fours in his knock, which lasted 65 balls and 92 minutes. During that period, he lost PowerGen players Nicholas Sookdeosingh (four) and Evin Lewis (seven) and Guillen’s fellow Parkite Petrock Nicholas (duck).

Queen’s Park batsman Guillen departed with the score on 87, and Team B wickets kept tumbling with regularity. Rearguard action from Yannic Cariah (30 runs, 33 balls, 32 minutes)—who hit two fours and two sixes—along with wicketkeeper Steven Katwaroo (17) and Daron Cruickshank (16) helped Team B produce a fighting total that proved not enough.

In reply Team A made light work of the total, with Cooper (42 not out) and Jonathan Augustus (52 not out) posting a 71-run partnership to see Team A home comfortably in 31.2 overs.

Team A openers Nicholas Pooran and Kjorn Ottley scored 19 each, and Vikash Mohan 22.

Summarised Scores:

Team B 168 all out in 46.1 overs (Justin Guillen 55, Ranga Lachana 21, Yannic Cariah 30; Kevon Cooper 2/22, Imran Khan 2/24, Samuel Badree 2/26, Ricky Jaipaul 2/34).

Team A 169/3 in 31.2 overs (Jonathan Augustus 52, Kevon Cooper 42 n.o., Vikash Mohan 22; Vishal Naipaul 1/15, Marlon Richards 1/22, Yannic Cariah 1/27).

Trinidad & Tobago Team B

Justin Guillen c N Stewart b S Badree 55

Nicholas Sookdeosingh c S Badree b N Stewart 4

Evin Lewis c K Cooper b S Badree 7

Petrock Nicholas LBW R Jaipaul 0

Ranga Lachana c S Badree b I khan 21

Yannick Ottley* c K Cooper b D Davis 7

Sherwin Ganga b I khan 0

Yannic Cariah c N Pooran b R Jaipaul 30

Steven Katwaroo+ c V Mohan b K Cooper 17 

Daron Cruickshank c S Badree b K Cooper 16

Marlon Richards not out 0

Total: 168 All Out (46.1 Overs)

Extras: (1NB, 5WD, 3B, 2LB) 11

Fall of Wickets: 1-22, 2-58, 3-60, 4-87, 5-100, 6-100, 7-120, 8-143, 9-164, 10-168.

Trinidad & Tobago Team A Bowling: Kevon Cooper 6.1-1-22-2, Navin Stewart 7-1-30-1, Samuel Badree 7-1-26-2, Tevin Robertson 1-0-8-0, Ricky Jaipaul 10-0-34-2, Imran Khan 10-3-24-2, Derone Davis 30-5-19-1.

Trinidad & Tobago Team A (Target; 169)

Nicholas Pooran+ c J Guillen b V Naipaul 19

Kjorn Ottley c S Katwaroo b M Richards 19

Vikash Mohan LBW Y Cariah 22

Jonathan Augustus not out 52

Kevon Cooper* not out 42

Total: 169/3 (31.2 Overs)

Extras: (15 WD) 15

Fall of Wickets: 1-30, 2-49, 3-98.

Trinidad & Tobago Team B Bowling: Marlon Richards 5-1-22-1, Daron Cruickshank 5.2-0-34-0, Sherwin Ganga 6-1-16-0, Vishal Naipaul 2-0-15-1, Yannic Cariah 6-1-27-1, Yannick Ottley 4-0-32-0, Kisoondath Magram 3-0-23-0.

Result: Trinidad & Tobago Team A won by 7 Wickets

Man of the Match: Kevon Cooper

Toss: T&T Team A won the toss and elected to field

Series: T&T 50 Overs Trial Matches

Umpires: K Kowlesser & F Hosein

First Published In The Trinidad Express.

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 21:28