Monday, February 19, 2018

Twenty20 ton for Lewis

Trinidad and Tobago opening batsman Evin Lewis slammed an unbeaten 106 in the Barrackpore Sports Association Twenty20 tournament over the weekend to put his side STX into the semi-finals of the competition.

Lewis’ ton, coming on the heels of a blistering century for PowerGen in the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board Premier Division T20 competition, led S.T.X. Sports to 151 for seven in their quarter-final match against Oropouche South at Carrat Hill Ground, Barrackpore on Saturday.

Oropouche replied with 121 for five to give S.T.X. a 30-run victory.

Lewis’ ton further boosted the left-hander’s reputation in the T20 arena, ahead of the Caribbean Premier League T20 draft which takes place tomorrow.

Lewis is among eight T&T players in the Under-23 pool for the CPL T20 draft.

The other T&T Under-23 players in the draft are Akeal Hosein, Derone Davis, Keiron Joseph, Nicholas Pooran, Steven Katwaroo, Yannic Cariah and Yannick Ottley.

Each of the six franchise teams are required to have two Under-23 players in their 15-man squads.

S.T.X. Sports will face Abel Const. Co. in their semifinal today (Tuesday) at Carrat Hill from 6 p.m.

The second semi takes place tomorrow (Wednesday) at the same venue between X-Men Sports vs All Apaches Sports.

The final takes place on Saturday from 6 p.m. at Carrat Hill Ground.

Summarised scores

STX Sports 151/7 (Evin Lewis 106 n.o.) vs Oropouche South 121/5 (Adrian Mohammed 35)

—STX won by 30 runs

Lower Barrackpore Angels 64 (Sudesh Lookoor 2/13) vs X-Men Sports 65/1 (Nicholas Sookdeosingh 44 n.o.)

—X-men won by nine wickets

Unknown Sports 71 (Deodath Boodoo 2/9) vs All Apaches Sports 72/1 (Azarudeen Mohammed 35 n.o., Thirley Smith 22 n.o.)

—All Apaches won by nine wickets

Abel Const. Co. 144/5 (Keagan Jagessar 82 n.o.) vs Renown Sports 110/4 (Vinod Siew 42, Rikson Maniram 40)

—Abel Const. Co. won by 34 runs