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Bhagan spins PowerGen to National League win

By Roger Seepersad roger.seepersad@trinidadexpress.com

PowerGen Penal Sport Club off-spinner Ansil Bhagan grabbed eight wickets for 36 runs yesterday to set up his team’s five-wicket win over cross-town rivals First Citizens Clarke Road United on the second day of their first round National League Premier Division match at Wilson Road Ground in Penal.
Continuing from an overnight score of 191 for five, the defending champions, PowerGen, went on to post 228 all out yesterday with Nicholas Sookdeosingh, who was on 133 not out at stumps on Saturday, going on to make 150.
Clarke Road, who were dismissed for 149 in their first innings on Saturday, were all out for 140 in their second turn at the crease as Bhagan ran through the batsmen, collecting all but two wickets.
The other two Clarke Road wickets went to left-arm spinner Kavesh Kantasingh who grabbed six in the first innings.
Needing 62 to win, PowerGen raced to their target off 18.2 overs for the loss of five wickets.
In other matches yesterday, Alescon Comets all-rounder Imran Khan and Seenath’s Auto Bamboo Sports all-rounder Yannic Cariah went head to head at Pierre Road in Charlieville with Khan’s team coming out on top.
Khan scored 67 in Comets’ second innings and took five for 68 and five for 63 to lead his team to a 47-run win.
Cariah scored 44 and then 65 not out and also grabbed four for 58 and five for 59 to keep Bamboo in the game through to the end.
Elsewhere, Merry Boys overcame a first innings deficit to beat Jenexcon Tableland by four wickets, Munroe Road defeated CLICO Preysal by 63 runs, Queen’s Park Cricket Club beat Moosai Sports by eight wickets, and Esmeralda Sports overcame Caldrac Club by 164 runs.

Summarised Scores
At Diego Martin Recreation Ground
Jenexcon Tableland 175 (Evin Lewis 47, William Perkins 37, Al Small 31; Ricky Jaipaul 7/37) & 200 (47.5) (Stephen Taylor 50, Evin Lewis 54; Ricky Jaipaul 5/60, Javid Ramdhanie 4/56) vs Merry Boys 145 (Troy Cornelius 34; Amir Khan 5/24, Negus Carthy 2/14) & 231-6 (50.4 overs) (Aneil Kanhai 59, Mario Belcon 44, Kevon Ramdhanie 40; Brent Harriott 2/36)
—Merry Boys won by four wickets

At Pierre Road
Alescon Comets 205 (62.3 overs) (Richard Kelly 43; Selvin Jacobs 3/42, Yannic Cariah 4/58) & 179 (45.2 overs) (Imran Khan 67, Stefan Wharwood 30; Yannic Cariah 5/59, Selvin Jacobs 5/60) vs Seenath’s Auto Bamboo Sports 120 (33 overs) (Yannic Cariah 44; Imran Khan 5/68) & 217 (34 overs) (Yannic Cariah 65 n.o., Ryan Ramasray 51; Imran Khan 5/63)
—Comets won by 47 runs

At Munroe Road
Munroe Road Cricket Club 165 (Kapil Harry 43; Videsh Sookhai 4/4) & 145 (37 overs) (Joel Graham 43, Keiron Joseph 34; Vishal Jagessar 7/17, Anthony Adams 3/56) vs CLICO Preysal 90 (Mahendra Nagamootoo 7/44, Nishal Gayadeen 3/34) & 157 (56.1 overs) (Eugene LaFleur 50, Qadir Shah 30; Nishal Gayadeen 7/32, Mahendra Nagamootoo 3/63)
—Munroe Road won by 63 runs

At Gilbert Park
Esmeralda Sports Club 200 (55.4 overs) (Trevon Griffith 38; Jon Ross Jaggessar 4/53, Ancil Nedd 3/37) & 189 (46 overs) (Anthony D’andrade 55, Eton Bhal 27 n.o.; Ancil Nedd 3/33, Jon Ross Jaggessar 2/21) vs Caldrac Club 82 (22.2 overs) (Akheel Mollon 6/49, Rishaad Harris 4/29) & 143 (52 overs) (Neil Williams 45; Kerwyn Sirju 3/43, Trevon Griffith 2/6)
—Esmeralda won by 164 runs

At Queen’s Park Oval
Moosai Sports 89 (48.4 overs) (Daron Cruickshank 3/12, Shannon Gabriel 3/24) & 130 (39.1 overs) (Omar Phillips 89; Daron Cruickshank 3/20, Amit Jaggernuath 3/30, Shannon Gabriel 2/35) vs QPCC 216 (64.4 overs) (Daron Cruickshank 87, Jonathan Augustus 44; Nameer Suepaul 4/74, Jed Yearwood 2/4) & 5-2 (1.2 overs) (Jed Yearwood 2-1)
—QPCC won by eight wickets

At Wilson Road Ground
First Citizens Clarke Road United 149 (57.5 overs) (Vinod Siew 41; Kavesh Kantasingh 6/62) & 140 (57.5 overs) (Ryan Ramdass 60, Adrian Ali 34; Ansil Bhagan 8/36) vs PowerGen Penal 228 (65.2 overs) (Nicholas Sookdeosingh 150; Kissoondath Magram 4/67, Mukesh Persad 4/50) & 62-5 (18.2 overs) (Gregory Mahabir 27 n.o., Mukesh Persad 3/23)
—PowerGen won by five wickets
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