Merry Boys Sports Club can clinch the Shanghai Construction Group (SCG) Premier Division title this weekend if they can overcome a resurgent Queen’s Park Cricket Club in the penultimate round of the competition bowling off today at 10 a.m. at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain.
Merry Boys (209 points) lead the standings with the Parkites (187) in second place, just 22 points behind and defending champions PowerGen Penal virtually out of the title race, 38 points adrift of the leaders.
Both sides have strong bowling attacks with national players, but the Parkites will feel they have an edge after left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein’s prolific performance in the previous round when he took a hat-trick in both innings against Caldrac at the Oval.
Merry Boys also have a good bowling unit led by national skipper Rayad Emrit, left-arm spinner Ricky Jaipaul and pacers Marlon Richards and Atiba Allert.
A victory for the Parkites will keep the title race open heading into the final round next weekend.
Meanwhile the Championship Division winners will definitely be crowned this weekend.
The final round bowls off today at 10 a.m. with a title-deciding clash in the North Central Division between leaders QPCC 2 (175 points) and Esperanza Sports (168) at Esperanza Ground.
All matches bowl off at 10 a.m. today and continues tomorrow from 9.30 a.m.
SCG Premier Division fixtures
Round 10: May 17-18
Caldrac Club vs Munroe Road Cricket Club, Gilbert Park
Moosai Sports vs Alescon Comets, NCC
Jenexcon Tableland vs First Citizens Clarke Road, Tableland
QPCC vs Merry Boys, Queen’s Park Oval
Seenath’s Auto Bamboo Sports vs Esmeralda Sports Club, Bamboo
PowerGen Penal vs CLICO Preysal, Syne Village
Championship Division fixtures
Agents vs Cunaripo, Agents Ground
Prison Sports vs UWI Cricket Club, Sir Frank Worrell Ground
Barataria Ball Players vs UTT, Barataria
EYM vs Fulham Sports, EYM Ground
HKL Aranjuez vs Young Defenders, Aranjuez
Felicity Sports vs Petrotrin, Felicity
Aronco Couva Sports vs Central Sports, Couva
Esperanza Sports vs QPCC 2, Esperanza Ground
Police Sports vs Harvard, Police Ground
Clarke Rochard vs F&E Diamond United, Clarke Rochard Ground
Yorkshire Club vs PowerGen 2, Cunjal
Victoria Sports vs Point Fortin Sports, Barrackpore West Secondary
Rahamut’s Evergreen vs Valiants Sports, Evergreen Ground
Rousillac United vs Valley Boys,