Thursday, February 22, 2018

Glenora in TTCB Zonal T20 semis

Glenora Sports Club demolished Sunrisers Sports Club to move into the semifinal round of the Courts-sponsored Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) Twenty20 Zonal competition, at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain on the weekend.

Glenora will meet Triumph Sports in the semis, at the National Cricket Centre, Balmain Couva on Saturday from nine a.m.

Triumph defeated Tobago team Club Crusoe by 28 runs in their quarterfinal match at Garden Village, Arouca over the weekend.

The other semifinal will be played on the same day at the same venue between Orangefield Sports and Endeavour Sports from 2 p.m.

At the Queen’s Park Savannah on the weekend, Sunrisers won the toss and elected to bowl first. Glenora compiled 189 for five in their 20 overs with Earnil Ryan narrowly missing a century.

Ryan blasted 96, and Clevon Frederick scorched 46. Clevon Vialva had the best figures for Sunrisers, grabbing two for 26 in his four overs.

Chasing 190 to win, Sunrisers crashed to 100 all out in 19.2 overs. Left-arm spinner Seve Frasier was the chief destroyer with four for ten.

At Garden Village, Triumph batted first and made 145 for nine, with Ravindra Singh hitting 45 and Christian Noray and Alex Fredricks chipping in with 27 and 20, respectively.

Arron Keith was Crusoe’s best bowler, snatching three for 17, while Rendell Bobb grabbed two for 23.

When Club Crusoe batted, they started well, with the opening pair of brothers, Jason and Jared Persaud taking the score to 67 without loss in eight overs before the visitors collapsed to be bowled out for 117.

The ninth over was bowled by Fredricks, who trapped Jared Persaud lbw for 14. Carlston Nurse and Rondell Hosford were also out in that over as Crusoe slipped to 70 for three.

The elder Persaud brother, Jason was brilliantly caught and bowled by Damian Peters for 46 to end the Tobago team’s resistance.

Fredricks finished with four for 20, while Peters had three for 21.