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CCC and Jamaica Record Win in Regional super 50

 

The 19-year-old Mayers, a member of the West Indies Under-19 side that recently visited India, stroked a vital 40 not out that helped the CCC successfully chase 174 for victory in their Group-B match at the Everest Cricket Club.

Mayers, the Man-of-the-Match, drove Sherwin Ganga to long-on and past diving West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo for a boundary to formalise the result.

The teenaged all-rounder had captured two wickets for 32 runs from seven overs with his steady medium-fast bowling, as Mohammed stroked a defiant 77 to lead a T&T revival, helping them to a respectable 173 for nine from their allocation of 50 overs after they were sent in to bat.

The result meant that CCC grab four points, placing them second in the group four points behind Jamaica, and leaving T&T to mull over how things went so awry at the start of another Super50 tournament.

CCC face the Jamaicans on Saturday at the same venue in their second group match, at the same time T&T meet joint defending champions Leewards at the Guyana National Stadium.

CCC began their reply in fine style. Miles Bascombe hit three fours and one six in the top score of 45 and their captain Romel Currency supported with 31.

They put on 76 for the first wicket inside the first 20 overs, but Rayad Emrit bowled Currency in the 21st over, and there was a considerable slowing down of the scoring.

Nicholas Alexis was a familiar foe for T&T and they removed him for a duck and followed up with the scalp of Bascombe, as CCC sunk to 86 for three in the 27th over.

Floyd Reifer used his experience to score an unbeaten 34 and with Nekoli Parris carried CCC past the 100-run threshold before disaster struck with two wickets falling rapidly.

Parris was stumped off Sherwin Ganga for nine and Ryan Wiggins was run out for a duck, after he wandered out his crease after turning a delivery from the same bowler to mid-wicket, where a lurking Emrit fired his return to wicketkeeper Stephen Katwaroo.

Mayers joined forces with Reifer, who struck West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo for a straight six followed by a four in the 35th over, and they took CCC over the finish line with 62 – unbroken – for the sixth wicket.

Mayers was in a no-nonsense mood, hitting two deliveries from Cooper in the 45th over with authority for four, and later struck Sunil Narine audaciously down to long on, where the ball went through the legs of Bravo and into the boundary for four on both occasions.

Earlier, T&T were wobbling on 69 for five before Mohammed rescued them with nine fours and one six in his 107-ball innings.

He reached his half-century from 87 deliveries when he struck Nekoli Parris over long on for six.

T&T-born left-arm spinner Kavesh Kantasingh again got the best of his compatriots in a regional competition. He finished with two for 30 from his allotment of 12 overs.

But Mohammed added 41 for the seventh wicket with Rayad Emrit and a handy 28 with Stephen Katwaroo, but the CCC bowlers kept a tight rein on the T&T batting – and reaped the rewards.

The RS50 continues on Friday, when Windwards play Barbados at Everest in their second Group-A match, at the same time hosts Guyana tackle West Indies High Performance Centre at the Guyana National Stadium.

SCOREBOARD

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (maximum 50 overs)

W. Perkins lbw b Kantasingh 0

J. Guillen run out 14

*D. Ganga lbw b Mayers 9

D.J. Bravo c Parris b Mayers 9

J. Mohammed run out 77

S. Ganga c wkpr Smith b Dawes 12

K. Cooper lbw b Kantasingh 10

R. Emrit run out 11

S. Badree b Parris 4

+S. Katwaroo not out 4

S. Narine not out 3

Extras (lb6, w13, nb1) 20

TOTAL (9 wkts, 50 overs) 173

Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-22, 3-37, 4-43, 5-69, 6-88, 7-129, 8-142, 9-170

Bowling: Dawes 8-1-22-1, Kantasingh 12-4-30-2, Mayers 7-0-32-2, Austin 12-3-35-0, Parris 10-0-36-1, Currency 1-0-12-0

COMBINED CAMPUSES & COLLEGES (target: 174 off 50 overs)

*R. Currency b Emrit 31

M. Bascombe lbw b Narine 45

N. Alexis lbw b Cooper 0

F. Reifer not out 34

N. Parris st Katwaroo b S. Ganga 9

R. Wiggins run out 0

K. Mayers not out 40

Extras (w11, b2, lb5)18

TOTAL (5 wkts, 48.4 overs) 177

+J. Smith, J. Dawes, K. Kantasingh, R. Austin did not bat

Fall of wickets: 1-76, 2-77, 3-86, 4-116, 5-116

Bowling: Badree 7-1-30-0, DJ Bravo 7-0-34-0, Narine 12-1-35-1, Emrit 6-2-10-1, Cooper 6-0-31-1, S. Ganga 10.5 2-30-1


PROVIDENCE, Guyana, CMC – Their bowlers led by Krishmar Santokie set it up and the batsmen ushered Jamaica to a seven-wicket victory over Leeward Islands with a flourish in the Regional Super50 Tournament on Thursday.

Gaining appreciable swing in overcast conditions, the left-arm medium-fast Santokie bowled impressively to earn the Man-of-the-Match, grabbing three wickets for 30 runs from 10 overs, as the Leewards, sent in to bat, were dismissed for 96 in 35 overs in their rain-marred Group-B match at the Guyana National Stadium.

Typically robust batting from the top order hastened the Jamaicans to victory with 176 balls remaining, Tamar Lambert exemplifying the urgency with two sixes and a four from four balls in Jacques Taylor’s fourth over to formalise the victory.

The result meant that Jamaica walked away with eight points (four for victory, two Super Bowling Points for dismissing Leewards out for under 150, and two Super Batting Points for scoring at more than six runs-an-over) and Leewards with minus two points for losing so woefully.

The Jamaicans face Combined Campuses & Colleges on Saturday at Everest in their second group match, at the same time Leewards meet Trinidad & Tobago at this same venue.

Overnight and morning rain delayed the start for 1 ½ hours, reducing the match to 45 overs-a-side, and Jamaica made light work of the Leewards’ batting, never allowing them to take charge.

Santokie struck twice in succession in the fifth over, when he trapped Austin Richards Jr lbw for nine and bowled fellow left-hander Chesney Hughes for a first-ball duck to leave Leewards 12 without loss.

After Santokie and new-ball partner Andrew Richardson applied the early pressure, the Jamaican spin pair of Nikita Miller and Odean Brown further tied the Leewards’ batsmen down with steady, if not spectacular bowling.

Miller got Leewards captain Javia Liburd to crack under the pressure and bowled him behind his back for 11 to spark a collapse that saw the sub-regional team slide to 49 for six in the 22nd over.

Jamaica met late resistance from Justin Athanaze with the Leewards top score of 23 from 26 balls that included three sixes before they wrapped up the innings well before the rescheduled interval before innings.

Chris Gayle was unusually subdued and fellow opener Kennar Lewis gave the Jamaicans a brisk start, leading them to 55 without loss from eight overs at the interval.

Gayle, whose 22 from 30 balls included just one four and two sixes, was bowled playing back to Athanaze in the first over after the resumption.

Lewis struck two fours and two sixes in 28 from 25 balls and was almost decapitated by a beamer from Gavin Tonge before he was lbw sweeping at Jacques Taylor in the following over.

Next over, Shawn Findlay was adjudged lbw to Athanaze for one playing forward, leaving Jamaica 60 for three, but Lambert, not out on 28, joined Xavier Marshall, not out on 18, and they marched their side to victory with little or no trouble.

The Regional Super50 continues on Friday, when Windwards play Barbados at Everest in their second Group-A match, at the same time hosts Guyana tackle West Indies High Performance Centre at the Guyana National Stadium.

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