Monday, January 22, 2018

Kallicharan leads East into BGTT final


PROLIFIC SCORER: East Zone Under-15 skipper Kirstan Kallicharan plays a slog sweep during his knock of 86 in his team’s first innings against Central in the BG T&T Under-15 InterZone semi-final at Bamboo Recreation Ground, on Tuesday. —Photo: STEPHEN DOOBAY

Mark Fraser

 Kirstan Kallicharan scored another half century – 70 runs – to lead his East Zone Under-15 team to a 141-run win over their Central Zone and book a place in the finals of the BG T&T Under-15 InterZone.

And South East Zone booked the other final spot when they posted a 67 run victory over North Zone at Sancho Recreation Ground.

Back at Bamboo Recreation Ground, yesterday, the 14-year-old Kallicharan, recently named in the Trinidad and Tobago Under-17 squad, slammed 70 to spearhead the East’s 202 second innings score which gave Central a target of 282. 

And although Central’s Crystion Thurton made a valuable 83, he did not get enough support from his teammates and they were bundled out for 141, well short of the target. East’s Nathaniel Mc David grabbed four-for-38 and Kareem Muradali nabbed three-for-15.

In the other semi-final yesterday between North and South East, South East made 118 for nine in their second innings at Sancho Recreation Ground behind Cephas Cooper’s 35, the top score and following up on his first innings unbeaten 81. Michael Ambard grabbed 4 for 22 to lead the North bowling. Looking to overhaul the 197 target, North fell short, reaching 127 for 5 with Navin Bedasie top-scoring with 47 not out.


Summarised Scores:

At Bamboo Recreation Ground

East 169 & 202/8 (42 overs) (Kirstan Kallicharan 70, Leonardo Julien 20  17, Nathaniel McDavid 44, Rickash Boodram 24 ; Rookdeen Sookdeo 2/18 , Brandon Ali 3/25) vs Central 89  &  141 (40 overs) (Crystion Thurton 83; Nathaniel McDavid 4/38, Kareem  Muradali 3/15, Teshon  Alleyne 2/ 20 ) 

–East won  by 141 runs 


At Sancho Recreation Ground

South East 145-5  & 118/9 (Brandon Maharaj 22, Cephas Cooper 35 ., Rick Lobin 20, ;Michael Ambard 4/22,  Tyrel Job 2/11,Sameer Ali 2/32) vs North 69-7 & 127/ 5 ( Navin Bedasie 47 n.o. , Kevon Sorzano 22, Sachin Dookie 18 ; Avinash Roopnarine 1/21, Justin Jangoo 1/24. Avinash Mahabirsingh 1/15) –South East won by 67 runs