Saturday, February 24, 2018

QPCC, Moosai in T20 tie


Runs for skipper: Queen's Park Cricket Club skipper Justin Guillen drives down the ground during his knock of 53 against Moosai Sports in their Premier Division Twenty20 Group A match at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain yesterday. The match ended in a tie. –Photo: ISHMAEL SALANDY

Mark Fraser

Defending champions Queen's Park Cricket Club and Moosai Sports battled to a rare tie yesterday in their Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board Premier Division Twenty20 tournament Group A match at the Queen's Park Oval.

In a match reduced to 15 overs because of rain that affected all the other matches yesterday, Moosai made 107 for nine. But this target proved far from simple to achieve as the Parkites also replied with 107--for four wickets off their 15. Queen's Park captain Justin Guillen got about half of his team's total with 53.

Conditions did not allow for a “Super Over” to be played.

Elsewhere, Hafeez Karamath Limited Aranjuez Sports completed an easy 48-run upset victory over Alescon Comets at Aranjuez Ground yesterday.

Aranjuez skipper Vikash Mohan top-scored with 59 as Aranjuez made 152 for eight off their reduced 14 overs. Comets could only muster 104 for eight in reply.

Meanwhile, Merry Boys won their second straight match of the competition to take the lead in Group A. They defeated Seenath's Auto Bamboo Sports by 11 runs in their reduced 12-over match at Diego Martin Recreation Ground.

Belcon hit 38 as Merry Boys posted 102 for four before Emile Rajah grabbed four for 17 to restrict Bamboo to 91 for seven.

In Group B F&E Diamond defeated Wanderers by default while the other two matches--PowerGen vs Clarke Road and Esmeralda vs Caldrac--were both abandoned due to rain.

Yesterday's Premier Division T20 results

Group A

At Diego Martin

Merry Boys 102/4 (12 overs) (Mario Belcon 38, Aaron Alfred 29, Alcindo Holder 24; Darren Deonarine 3/26, Vishwanath Seenath 1/19) vs Seenath's Auto Bamboo Sports 91/7 (12 overs) (Richard Ali 23; Emile Rajah 4/17, Javid Ramdhanie 2/25)

Merry Boys won by 11 runs

At Queen's Park Oval

Moosai Sports 107/9 (15 overs) (Aneil Kanhai 41, Ewart Nicholson 13; Daron Cruickshank 3/14, Amit Jaggernauth 2/10) vs QPCC 107/4 (15 overs) (Justin Guillen 53, Marlon Barclay 19; Navin Stewart 2/25)

Match tied

At Aranjuez

KHL Aranjuez 152/8 (14 overs) (Vikash Mohan 59, Michael Brown 32, Aaron Ragoonath 25, Jonathan Cabralis 13; Aamir Khan 3/26, Richard Kelly 2/46) vs Alescon Comets 104/8 (14 overs) (Kieron Joseph 24, Verindra Maharaj 25; Kellon Carmichael 2/25, Malcolm Ramlogan 2/15)

Aranjuez won by 48 runs

Group B

At Gilbert Park

Wanderers vs F&E Diamond United--Diamond won by default

At Syne Village

PowerGen vs First Citizens Clarke Road United--Match abandoned

At Esmeralda Ground

Esmeralda vs Cladrac Club--Match abandoned