Century for Griffith, duck for Pollard on return
Guyanese batsman Trevon Griffith slammed 114 to lead Esmeralda to a strong position against Queen’s Park Cricket Club on the first day of their Premier Division two-day league match at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain yesterday.
Griffith’s ton, which came off 147 balls and included six sixes and nine fours, led Esmeralda to 259 all out after they were sent in to bat.
The Parkites were batting 96 for six at stumps.
Queen’s Park all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who is making a comeback from injury, was out for a first ball zero, lbw to pacer Teshawn Castro.
In other games, Lincoln Roberts hit 121 for Jenexcon Tableland as they posted 299 against Munroe Road who were dismissed for 129 in their first innings.
Also scoring a century yesterday was Ryan Ramdass who hit 100 to put First Citizens Clarke Road on top against CLICO Preysal.
Elsewhere, the defending champions PowerGen hit 320 against Alescon Comets who were 45 without loss at stumps.
At Queen’s Park Oval
Esmeralda Sports Club 259 (73 overs) (Trevon Griffith 114; Khary Pierre 5/65, Amit Jaggernauth 3/104) vs QPCC 96-6 (30 overs) (Kevon Cooper 36 n.o.; Kerwin Sirju 2/13, Teshawn Castro 2/16, Rishaad Harris 2/30)
At Wilson Road
CLICO Preysal 107 (31 overs) (Videsh Sookhai 32, Visham Jaggessar 26 n.o.; Kissoondath Magram 5/20, Kyle Mayers 3/21, Mukesh Persad 2/29) vs First Citizens Clarke Road 298-6 (75 overs) (Ryan Ramdass 100, Adrian Ali 56, Kyle Mayers 53 n.o., Derone Davis 40 n.o.; Bryan Charles 3/78, A Adams 2/71)
At Honeymoon Park
Seenath’s Auto Bamboo Sports 144 (51.1 overs) (Krishna Arjoon 36, Ryan Baksh 27; Shervon Penco 3/35, Namir Suepaul 2/13, Vikash Mohan 2/22) vs Moosai Sports 115-3 (46 overs) (Jed Yearwood 65 n.o.; Ryan Baksh 2/32)
At Diego Martin Recreation Ground
Caldrac Club 75 (29.2 overs) (Neil Williams 45 n.o.; Javon Searles 5/25) & 24-0 (6 overs) vs Merry Boys 212 (52.5 overs) (Jeetendra Sookdeo 60, Amir Jangoo 24; Allan Laurent 5/60, Ancil Nedd 3/51)
Jenexcon Tableland 299 (Lincoln Roberts 121, Brent Harriot 57 n.o.; Nishal Gayadeen 4/80, Kyle Marshall 2/35) vs Munroe Road Cricket Club 129 (Derwin Christian 60; Brent Harriot 5/10, Daryl Williams 3/26)
At National Cricket Centre
PowerGen Sports 320 (85.1 overs) (Sherwin Ganga 81, Varoon Samaroo 65, Nicholas Sookdeosingh 55; Marlon Bharath 4/96, Andy Gobin 2/25) vs Alescon Comets 45-0 (18 overs) (Stefan Wharwood 22 retired hurt)