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An innings saving knock from
Jean-Paul Rocke and brilliant
death bowling led Fatima to the
Powergen Secondary Schools
Intercol Knockout T20 title against
Naparima at the National Cricket
Centre, Couva, on Friday night.
Left-handed Rocke struck an
unbeaten 46 to guide Fatima to a
fighting 133/7 batting first, before
Daniel Brown and Jonathan Hirst
reduced Naparima to only 11 runs
in the last two overs as the Mucu-
rapo Road boys prevailed by two
runs. Naparima, which won the
premiership 50-over league title
earlier this season, seemed set to
win another title getting to 120/4
after 18 overs with Cephas Cooper
and Dominic Nandlal at the crease.
After Nandlal slammed a straight
four off the second ball of the
penultimate over Naparima only
needed nine from ten balls to cap-
ture the crown.
However, there was no more
scoring in the over as fast bowler
Brown bowled four consecutive dot
balls as the equation now read nine
runs from six balls. The Fatima
supporters with some students still
clad in school uniform, were now
in full voice anticipating victory.
Fatima captain Donovan Clayton
then threw the ball to another fast
bowler in Jonathan Hirst. Hirst was
trying to redeem himself after being
bowled for one earlier by Nandlal.
The batsmen could only scramble
a few runs thanks to some brilliant
fielding led by Dominic Henderson
on the boudary. With Naparima
needing three runs of the final
delivery Hirst bowled another dot
ball which was collected by wick-
etkeeper Andrew Davidson to hand
Fatima the narrow win.
Former national Under-15 player
Cooper finished on an unbeaten 71
off 62 balls including seven fours.
Nandlal ended on seven not out,
while Naps skipper Roberto Samai
pitched in with 20. Clayton was
the top bowler for Fatima, snatching
2/28 in four overs.
Earlier, an excellent knock from
the powerfully built Rocke rescued
the Fatima innings. After being
reduced to 60/5 after ten overs,
Rocke cracked six fours and one six
to push Fatima to a competitive
total. Rocke was ably supported by
Akiel Guerra, as the pair shared in
an unbroken 47-run eighth-wicket
partnership. Rocke was named
man-of-the-match for his knock
and getting the prized wicket of
Naps national youth player Clevon
Kalawan for duck.
Before the boys final, Cedros Sec-
ondary led by captain Rashme
Deoajit defended the Girls Open
T20 title with a crushing ten-wicket
win over ASJA Girls , Charlieville.
Intercol cricket title
...Cedros defends girls' crown
J Hirst bowled D Nandlal
A Jangoo run out (J Gangoo) 20
S Persaud c C Kalawan b G Maharaj 10
J Rocke not out
D Clayton c S Rambaran b S Soogrim2
D Henderson c A Mahabirsingh b J
D Brown run out (J Samuel) 1
Akiel Guerra not out
Did not Bat: Andrew Davidson,
Fall of Wkts: 4, 17, 32, 44, 47, 71, 86
Bowling: D Nandlal 3-0-20-1, G
Maharaj 4-0-18-1, R Samai 3-0-12-1, A
Mahabirsingh 4-0-26-0, S Soogrim 3-
0-26-1, J Gangoo 1-0-12-1, C Kalawan
C Cooper not out
J Samuel bowled D Clayton
S Rambaran c J Hirst b D Clayton 3
C Kalawan c A Davidson b J Rocke 0
R Samai lbw S Persaud
D Nandlal not out
Did not Bat: A Telesford, A
Mahabirsingh, S Soogrim, G Maharaj, J
Fall of Wkts: 52, 58, 60, 111
Bowling: D Brown 4-0-23-0, J Hirst
4-0-27-0, J Rocke 4-0-21-1, D Clayton
4-0-28-2, S Persaud 4-0-27-1
Result: Fatima won by two runs
Fatima celebrates its two-run win over Naparima in the Powergen
Secondary Schools Intercol Boys' T20 Knockout final at the National
Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva, on Friday night.
PHOTOS: TONY HOWELL
Cedros Secondary after defending the Girls' Open
T20 title with a ten-wicket win over ASJA Girls',
SOUTHAMPTON---West Indies dis-
card Fidel Edwards is poised to
make his competitive debut for
Hampshire, after he was named in
a 14-man squad to face Yorkshire
in the County Championship at
Headingley starting today.
Once he makes the final XI, the
33-year-old will become the 17th
West Indian to turn out for Hamp-
shire in the County Championship,
joining a list that includes legends
Gordon Greenidge, Malcolm Mar-
shall and Andy Roberts.
Edwards arrived here only recent-
ly and made his first outing for the
club in a Twenty20 game against
Dorset where he sent down three
overs for 24 runs.
Afterward, Edwards said his mis-
sion at Hampshire was clear.
"My job is very easy: bowl fast
and get wickets," he noted.
Edwards had been scheduled to
join Hampshire in July for the T20
Blast but the deal was brought for-
ward by two months to cover for
Australia pacer Jackson Bird who
was ruled out with injury.
The right-armer has signed as a
Edwards has taken 165 wickets
from 55 Tests but has not played
for West Indies in three years.
KINGSTON---Head coach Mickey
Arthur believes the acquisition of
Sri Lankan star Mahela Jayawar-
dene will be pivotal to Jamaica
Tallawah s chances in the
Caribbean Premier League which
bowls off next month.
Jayawardene s presence, according
to the South African, is part of an
overall strengthening of the squad
as the Kingston-based franchise
look to recapture the title they won
in the CPL s inaugural year in 2013.
"I am really excited to get an
international player of that quality
joining the team, and being able to
bat through those middle overs for
us is huge," Arthur told the Jamaica
"We were very excited when we
signed Mahela. We signed him for
that role, and we are really happy
that we have him on board because
we think he will do a really good
job for us."
He continued: "I think it is
important that we keep improving.
Our chances are right up there and
I think we will do well. If we play
to the best of our abilities there is
just no doubt about us winning the
tournament, so I am just really
excited and looking forward to it."
Jayawardene, who recently quit
international cricket following an
illustrious career in all formats, will
be joined by the likes of overseas
players Chris Lynn, New Zealander
Daniel Vettori and South African
Big-hitting opener Chris Gayle
was one of four players retained,
along with Andre Russell, Jerome
Taylor, Chadwick Walton. Jermaine
Blackwood, who recently struck his
maiden Test hundred for West
Indies against England, will also
further bolster the squad.
Arthur said he was pleased with
the Tallawahs composition and was
looking forward to getting prepa-
ration started, when the camp
opened on June 12.
"We feel that we have strength-
ened the squad in every area that
we felt we needed to, so we are very
happy with the squad that we have
at our disposal," he pointed out.
He added: "We have got our fin-
gers on the pulse and making sure
that these guys are all ready and
prepared, so that when we get into
camp they will be fit and ready to
Tallawahs open their campaign
against Barbados Tridents at Kens-
ington Oval on June 23, three days
after the tournament opens in
Pacer Edwards in line for
Hampshire debut at Headingley
Arthur says Jayawardene
key to Tallawahs fortunes
Fidel Edwards...heads to Hampshire.
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