Hard-hitting opening batsman Nicholas Sookdeosingh slammed a double century, while out-of-favour Trinidad and Tobago all-rounder Sherwin Ganga hit an even hundred as their club PowerGen Penal dominated F&E Diamond United on the opening day of their Premier Division two-day encounter at Syne Village, Penal yesterday.
Sookdeosingh faced 230 balls and hit 20 fours and five sixes in his top-score of 210, while Ganga hit seven fours and two sixes in his 113-ball century as PowerGen declared their first innings at 352 for three.
Left-arm orthodox spinner Jovan Ali and left-arm chinaman bowler Dave Mohammed then grabbed three wickets each for PowerGen as Diamond closed the day on 84 for nine.
Elsewhere, Seenath's Auto Bamboo Sports, led by a top-score of 97 from Deepak Kumar, won first innings points over defending champions Queen's Park Cricket Club.
Kumar fell three short of a century as Bamboo made 177 all out in replay to the Parkites' first innings of 150 all out.
All matches continue today.
Yesterday's National League Premier Division Scores
QPCC 150 (66.3 overs) (Isaiah Rajah 41, Petrock Nicholas 23, Khary Pierre 20, Ricardo Paty 19; Selwyn Jacobs 4/63, Vishwanath Seenath 3/26, Ryan Baksh 2/29) vs Bamboo 177 (58.2 overs) (Deepak Kumar 97, Krishna Arjune 23; Akeal Hosein 4/45, Anthony Simmons 3/51)
At Gilbert Park
Alescon Comets 251 (61.2 overs) (Daren Ganga 62, Steven Katwaroo 48, Richard Kelly 26; Christopher Vincent 3/31, Dane Teelucksingh 2/60, Ancil Nedd 2/37) vs Caldrac 144/9 (42.3 overs) (Mark Deyal 37, Antonio Aziz 20; Richard Kelly 3/29, Ancil Bhaggan 3/49, Kissondath Magram 2/20)
At Syne Village
PowerGen Penal 325/3 (61 overs) (Nicholas Sookdeosingh 210, Sherwin Ganga 100) vs F&E Diamond 84/9 (39 overs) (V Singh 49 n.o.; Dave Mohammed 3/17, Jovan Ali 3/19, Samuel Badree 2/21)
Aranjuez 166 (70 overs) (Jonathan Cabralis 53, Vikash Mohan 62; K Sirju 3/28, R Jaipaul 3/26) 19/0 (7 overs) vs Esmeralda 113 (36 overs) (Teshawn Castro 36; Rakesh Seecharran 5/38, Kellon Carmichael 2/26)
At Wilson Road
Merry Boys 211 (57.3 overs) (Marlon Richards 58, Atiba Allert 41, Troy Cornelius 31, Kastri Singh 26 n.o.; Shazan Babwah 3/26, Sanjiv Gooljar 3/72, Mukesh Persad 3/84) vs Clarke Road 127/3 (32 overs) (Ranga Lachana 54 n.o., Adrian Ali 34, Sean Siloch 21 n.o.; Marlon Richards 2/35)