Jeremy Solozano scored his first century in the Shanghai Construction Group (SCG) sponsored National League Premier Division--an unbeaten 123 off 216 balls—to lead Queen’s Park Cricket Club to a dominant position on the first day of their eighth round match against Alescon Comets at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, yesterday.
The left-hander’s ton, which included 15 fours and a six, led the Parkites to 253 for two in their first innings after left-arm orthodox spinner Akeal Hosein grabbed six wickets for 35 runs to dismiss the visitors for 77. Queen’s Park have an overall lead of 176.
Elsewhere, the defending champions PowerGen were closing in on first innings points against Seenath’s Auto Bamboo Sports at Bamboo Recreation Ground. PowerGen made 206 and the hosts were struggling on 138 for eight at stumps.
Leaders Merry Boys also had a good day yesterday, reaching 353 for seven declared before reducing CLICO Preysal to 67 for five.
At Wilson Road, Ryan Ramdass slammed 138 to put First Citizens Clarke Road on top against Munroe Road. Clarke Road made 328 and Munroe Road were 93 for six at stumps.
At Honeymoon Park, Vikash Mohan snatched five for 51 to lead the Moosai charge against Caldrac Club.
The Central outfit battled through the first session without trouble, going to lunch on 79 for one wicket before the leg-spinner tuned the game, reducing the visitors to 199 all out by tea. Moosai however failed to capitalise, reaching 108 for five at stumps.
Mohan was introduced into the attack in the sixth over after the break and promptly removed Antonio Aziz lbw for 15 with his second delivery.
Mohan, who leaves later this week for England as part of the Atlantic/Kieron Pollard Scholarship, completed his five-for on the stroke of tea when Allan Laurent skied one to Isaiah Rajah at backward point.
Laurent made 40 with four sixes and one four, hitting spinner Namir Suepaul (four for 51) for two straight sixes that landed in the road. He also hit Mohan for one over long off to take the score to 199 but was out off the next ball.
Franklyn Rouse blasted Mohan for three straight sixes, two down the ground and one pulled square of the wicket before he falling to the leggie, edging one to Jed Yearwood at first slip. Laurent returned to torment Moosai late in the day, snatching three wickets for seven runs to keep the match interesting heading into the final day today, which bowls off at 9.30 a.m.
At Honeymoon Park
Caldrac Club 199 (Omesh Ramoutar 45, Allan Laurent 40, Franklyn Rouse 31; Vikash Mohan 5/51, Namir Suepaul 4/51, Adrian Geeban 1/1) vs Moosai Sports 108-5 (Adrian Cooper 35 n.o., Isaiah Rajah 27, Jed Yearwood 20; Allen Laurent 3/7, Ancil Nedd 1/27, Royston Crandon 1/19)
At Wilson Road
First Citizens Clarke Road 328 (Ryan Ramdass 138, Yannick Ottley 30, Adrian Ali 28, Ranga Lachana 28, Ray Jordan 28; Nishal Guyadeen 5/19) vs Munroe Road 93-6 (Shaquille Allick 36 n.o., Derone Davis 2/36, Ray Jordan 2/28)
At Queen’s Park Oval
Alescon Comets 77 (Vishaul Singh 45; Akeal Hosein 6/35, Daron Cruickshank 3/17) vs QPCC 253-2 (Jeremy Solozano 123, Darren Bravo 84)
At Inshan Ali Park
Merry Boys 353-7 dec (Mario Belcon 68, Aneil Kanhai 65, Aaron Alfred 54, Amir Jangoo 51, Troy Cornelius 48 n.o.; Narsingh Deonarine 3/71) vs CLICO Preysal 67-5 (Narsingh Deonarine 32; Kastri Singh 2/2, Javon Searles 2/11)
At Bamboo Recreation Ground
PowerGen Sports 206 (Denesh Ramdin 35, Nicholas Sookdeosingh 31; Selvin Jacobs 5/83, Yannic Cariah 3/12, Nashwan Latchman 2/20) vs Seenath’s Auto Bamboo 138-8 (Nashwan Latchman 33, Krishna Arjune 31; Kavesh Kantasingh 3/45, Ansil Bhagan 2/17)
At Esmeralda Recreation Ground
Esmeralda Sports 146 (Eton Bhal 43, Keon Isaac 39; Daniel St Clair 3/30, Amir Khan 3/49) & 157-3 (Trevon Girffith 69, Anthony D’Andrade 56 n.o.) vs Jenexcon Tableland 121 (Evin Lewis 40, William Perkins 28; Ahkeel Mollon 4/40, Keon Isaac 3/26, Kerwin Sirju 2/27)