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.
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