Defending champions North Zone bagged their first win in their 2014 BG T&T Under-19 InterZone tournament two-day opening match yesterday, whipping North East by nine wickets, while East were also outright winners.
North--joint winners with Central last year--resumed the day on 77 for two, and got to 233 for nine before declaring, having faced 85 overs. Camillo Carimbocas starred with the bat, remaining unbeaten on 101.
Carimbocas then helped North skittle their opponents for 139, taking four wickets, and Carl Vialva added three more, to set their team a winning target of 20. North lost one wicket in their pursuit to reach 23 for one to end the match.
East had an even easier time of it, routing Tobago, who went from 31 for four to 42 all out in no time. They were made to follow-on and slipped to 117 all out, still short by 73 runs of avoiding an innings defeat.
The other two matches were drawn, with South West and South both earning first innings points. South West replied to Centralís 97 all out with 127, and then saw their opponents declare on 128 for six. South West reached 76 for eight chasing 99 for victory before the tight encounter was called off.
South, facing South East at Woodland, dismissed their opponents for 216 to lead first innings by 44, and reached 112 for two in the second innings for an overall lead of 156 before calling it a day.
At Fatima Ground
North East 113 all out in 42.3 overs (Amrish Rampersad 34, Brandon Sooklal 31; Donovan Clayton 4/16, Camillo Carimbocas 3/14) & 139 all out in 35 overs (Randy Mahase 48, Darius Ramdhanie 52; Camillo Carimbocas 4/17, Carl Vialva 3/24) vs North 233/9 dec in 85 overs (Camillo Carimbocas 101 n.o., Jordan Warner 30, Amir Jangoo 32) & 23/1
North won by nine wickets
At Honeymoon Park
East 238/4 dec in 41.4 overs (Jeremy Solozano 51, Shaquille McDavid 67, Saeed Mohammed 63 n.o.; Anton Pierre 2/27) vs Tobago 42 all out and 117 (following on)
East won by an innings and 73 runs
At Presentation College, Chaguanas
Central 97all out in 27.1 overs (Jelani Seales 40; Ronel Rampersad 4/30) & 128/6 dec vs South West 127 & 76/8
Match drawn; South West won first innings points
South 260 all out in 55 overs (Samuel Roopnarine 77, Dominic Nandlal 63; Jervais Cummings 4/37, Oakley Marcano 2/47) & 112/2 (Nadir Ali 64, Jordan Samkarran 39) vs South East 216 (Samuel Roopnarine 5/38, Jordan Samkarran 3/50)
Match drawn; South won first innings points