Off-spinners Carl Vialva and Anand Lochan ensured North Zone began their BG T&T InterZone Under-17 title defence in style as they beat North East by ten wickets in the first round at Serpentine Road, St Clair yesterday.
Vialva grabbed five for 11 and Lochan took four for seven to dismiss North East for 68 before Jordan Warner (40 not out) and Cavan Byrne (22 not out) sealed the victory in 18.4 overs.
The 50-over competition was officially opened yesterday at Serpentine Road, with Wendell Constantine from BG T&T on hand to offer words of encouragement to the cricketers.
The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board was represented by first vice-president Dudnath Ramkessoon, while North Zone chairman Don Asgarali was also present.
The tournament continues today with North taking on Tobago in the second round at the National Cricket Centre, Balmain Couva.
Yesterday's BG T&T
InterZone Under-17 results
At Serpentine Road
North East 68 (32.1 overs) (Amrish Rampersad 17, Darion Sooklal 10; Carl Vialva 5/11, Anand Lochan 4/7) vs North 70/0 (18.4 overs) (Jordan Warner 40 n.o., Cavan Byrne 22 n.o.)--North won by 10 wkts
At Honeymoon Park
Tobago 163/9 (40 overs) (Dejourn Charles 48, Renaldo Lezama 23; Travis Mungalsingh 4/9, Afdal Khan 2/31) vs East 165/4 (Saeed Mohammed 60, Keagan Simmons 48)--East won by 6 wkts
At Presentation College Chaguanas
South West 133 (43 overs) (Stephen Gilbert 29, Neville Garcia 26, Videsh Mahadeo 23; Jarlanie Searles 2/31, Emilo Gopaul 4/22) vs Central 134/4 (26.4 overs) (Jarlanie Searles 50, Bryan Boodram 36 n.o.; Bukhal Cameron 3/21)--Central won by six wkts
Debe Recreation Ground
South 83 (31 overs) (Jyd Goolie 30, Daniel Williams 21; Vijay Rajkumar 2/18) vs South East 85/2 (25 overs) (Akeel Mohammed 54 n.o.)--South East won by 8 wkt
Today's BG T&T InterZone Under-17 fixtures
South West vs South, Happy Hill Rousillac
South East vs Central, Tableland
North vs Tobago, National Cricket Centre
North East vs East, Honeymoon Park