Friday, December 15, 2017

Another big win for Queen's Park

Jonathan Augustus piled on the day's only century yesterday to lead defending Premier Division Sunday League champions Queen's Park to a 182-run victory over Aranjuez and overall successful opening weekend.

At Aranjuez Savannah, Queen's Park batted first and racked up a formidable total of 293 off their 50 overs, before returning to bowl out their opponents for 111.

Augustus was unbeaten in the end with 106 not out, while Petrock Nicholas (50) and Darren Cruickshank (51) also notched half-centuries to lead their team's charge wtih the bat. Aranjuez's best bowlers were Hakim Mitchell and Oba Thomas, who took two wickets each.

Michael Brown then scored 56 to lead the Aranjuez batting, but he was the only batsman past 13 as the hosts folded. Amit Jaggernauth (three for 18), and Akeal Hosein and Ricardo Paty (two wickets each) all shared in the Queen's Park rout.

There were other big wins for Moosai Sports, who thumped F&E Diamond Sports by 111 runs, while PowerGen skittled Merry Boys for 81 before securing a seven-wicket win. In other action, Clarke Road beat Esmeralda on a superior run rate after rain affected their match. Esmeralda, batting first, had scored 196 for nine, and Clarke Road reached 92 for two off 18.5 overs.

As they did on Saturday, W Connection Wanderers did not show up for their encounter yesterday, this time against Bamboo Sports at Pierre Road.

Yesterday's Sunday League results

Group A

At Aranjuez

Queen's Park 293/5 (Jonathan Augustus 106 n.o., Petrock Nicholas 50, Darren Cruickshank 51, Akeal Hosein 39; Hakim Mitchell 2/50, Oba Thomas 2/75) vs Aranjuez 111 (Michael Brown 56, Vikash Mohan 13; Amit Jaggenauth 3/18, Akeal Hosein 2/32, Ricardo Paty 2/9)

Queen Park won by 182 runs

At Esmeralda

Esmeralda 196/9 off 43 overs (Akeil Mollon 49, Teshawn Castro 23, Ryan Jaipaul 29; Shazan Babwah 3/40, Kwesi Roy 3/41, Mukesh Persad 2/41) vs Clarke Road 92/2 (revised target) off 18.5 overs (Ranga Latchana 22 n.o., Adrian Ali 12; Ricky Jaipaul 3/15, Teshawn Castro 1/22)

Clarke Road won rain-affected match by superior run rate

At Honeymoon Park, El Dorado

Moosai Sports 235/8 (Ewart Nicholson 36, Navin Stewart 67, Keston Montrose 31; Evans Mahabir 2/37, Shivan Ragoonanan 2/55, Farrel Jugmohan 2/29) vs F&E Diamond 124 all out (Nicholas Jugmohan 20, Nigel Gayasingh 26, Farrell Jugmohan 24; Javon Searles 3/22, Ken Hazel 4/26, Jagenbra Sookdeo 1/20)

Moosai won by 111 runs

Group B

At Syne Village

Merry Boys 81 off 25.5 overs (Mario Belcon 14, Emile Rajah 13; Varun Samaroo 3/18, Kavesh Kantasingh 2/17, Tevin Robertson 2/27) vs PowerGen Sports 82 off 19 overs (Evin Lewis 32, Jason Mohammed 20 n.o., Gregory Mahabir 17 n.o.; Javed Ramdhanie 2/20)

PowerGen won by seven wickets

At Pierre Road

Comets 146 all out 41.4 overs (Andy Gobin 58, Kieron Joseph 30, Kadesh Samlalsingh 18; John Ross Jaggessar 3/13; Miguel Mahabir 3/20) vs Caldrac 95 all out in 31.3 overs (Mark Deyal 30, Franklyn Rouse 16; Imran Khan 5/21; Ancil Bhaggan 3/21)

Comets won by 51 runs

At Gilbert Park

Wanderers vs Bamboo Sports

Match abandoned