Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 6th 2016 Contents DUBA---Bowling consultant Sir Curtly
Ambrose believes veteran all-rounder
Dwayne Bravo will be key to any successful
West Indies bid at the Twenty20 World Cup
starting next week.
Sir Curtly hailed the 32-year-old Trinidadian
as a "superstar", pointing out that his abilities
in the game shortest format were unrivalled.
"Dwayne Bravo is a pro in T20. There s no
two ways about it," Sir Curtly said.
"He s a superstar. He understands T20
cricket and he s going to be an asset for us
in this World T20 tournament. There s really
nothing much I can say to him in terms of
his bowling because he s just a pro, and he s
one of the guys who s going to lead the other
Bravo is the most experienced T20 player
in the West Indies squad with 285 games. He
campaigns in all the major domestic leagues
across the globe, and is one of the more skilful
seamers in the T20 format.
He has already proven his worth during the
warm-up matches here, with two-wicket
hauls in both warm-up games against Zim-
babwe and three wickets against English
County Warwickshire on Friday.
Sir Curtly said Bravo s extensive knowledge
of the T20 format made him an invaluable
asset for West Indies.
"He s so experienced and understands what
to do in T20 cricket so I m going to count on
him to lead the other bowlers along," he point-
"I am happy with the way he s bowling and
of course he s one of those guys that ... is a
bit of a motivator as well so he s going to play
a huge part in our success."
Simmons pulls out
of T20 squad
DUBAI---Batsman Lendl Simmons has
become the latest player to withdraw from
the West Indies squad for next week s Twen-
ty20 World Cup in India.
The 31-year-old has failed to recover from
a back injury and missed the ongoing prepa-
ration camp here. He will remain in T&T to
West Indies selectors are yet to name a
Simmons, one of the leading Twenty20
openers, joins Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine
and Darren Bravo, who have all pulled out of
Pollard withdrew because of injury, Narine
requested more time to work on his action
while Bravo opted to play for Trinidad and
Tobago Red Force in the Regional four-day
The constant withdrawals, coupled with
the players recent contracts row with the
West Indies Cricket Board, had made for a
rocky build-up for the team for the March 8
to April 3 ICC tournament.
West Indies play their fourth and final unof-
ficial warm-up against Warwickshire on Sun-
day before flying to Kolkata on Monday to
complete their preparation with official warm-
up Twenty20s against Australia and India.
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Queen s Park captain Justin
Guillen continued his prolific
form with the willow when
he cracked 146 runs against
PowerGen on day two of their
TTCB Premiership clash at
the Queen s Park Oval, Port-
Resuming on 65 not out,
Guillen added another 81 runs
which helped his team to 369
all out in reply to PowerGen s
first inning score of 206. At
the close of play PowerGen
batting a second time was
replying strongly on 76 for one.
Guillen s knock was the cor-
nerstone of the Parkites effort
and came in 260 minutes of
201 balls with 21 fours and a
six. Also, among the runs was
spinner Sunil Narine, who
cracked an unbeaten 59 off 102
balls with three fours and Javon
Searles 41 of 115 balls with three
fours as well. Guyanese spinner
Royston Crandon was the pick of
the PowerGen bowlers with 6/101.
At Barrackpore, Merryboys Sports
were on top against Victoria, after
claiming first innings. Led by an
unbeaten 103 by Guyanese Jeetendra
Sookdeo, the Patna Boys made 277
all out in response to Victoria s 251.
All rounder Aniel Kanhai then
nabbed five wickets for 64 runs to
reduce the home team to 166 for
eight in their second effort. They
now lead by 140 runs with just two
wickets standing going into today s
At Wilson Road, Clarke Road will
begin play today needing just 52
more runs for an outright win
against Tableland. National player
Kjorn Ottley slammed 81 to take
Clarke Road to 316 all out, giving
them a lead of 95 runs on first
Spinner Kissoondath Magram
then turned the screws on Tableland
to bowl them out for 191. He finished
with 5/73, as the consistent Akiel
Copper carved out 58 for Tableland.
Left with get 97 runs for victory
Clarke Road closed on 45 without
Alescon Comets were early win-
ners, as they took care of Prisons by
an innings and 13 runs at Pierre Road
in Charlieville. Prisons made 117 runs
all out in their first innings and
Comets replied strongly with 427.
Fazil Baksh scorched 74 not out,
while Roston Primus also got 74.
Prisons batting a second time
made a better effort in getting 297
with Idrees Mohammed who
grabbed 4/71 when Comets batted,
scoring 94 and Adrian Daniel 51.
Bryan Charles took 4/93, to ensure
the Andre Lawrence coached outfit
ran away with the win.
Action in other matches continue
today from 10am.
world T20 success
rest with Bravo
Justin Guillen a superb 146 for Queen's
146 for Parkites
...Narine scores unbeaten 59
QUEEN'S PARK OVAL: Powergen 206 (Royston Crandon 70, Gregory Mahabir 53,
Ravi Rampaul 23, Seales 5/46) & 76/1 (Nicholas Sookdeosingh 38no) vs Queen's Park
369 all out (Justin Guillen 146, Sunil Narine 59 no, Javon Searles 41, Royston Crandon
6/101, Ravi Rampaul 2/55, Kavesh Kantasingh 2/71)
AT WILSON ROAD: Jenexcon Tableland 221 (Al Small 59, Akiel Cooper 43, Steven
Ramdass 30, Kerwin Sirju 4/39, David Latchaya 2/9, Kisoondath Magram 2/71) vs FC
Clarke Road 316 all out (Kjorn Ottley 81, Kerry Holness 55, Adrian Ali 53, Brian Pegus
3/26, Brent Harriot 2/46, Negus Cartey 2/80) & 45/0 vs Tableland 191 all out (Akiel
Cooper 58, Al Small 25, Cephas Cooper 25, Daniel Williams 25, Kissoondath Magram
5/73, Kerwyn Sirju 2/37, Sameul Roopnarine 2/46).
AT PIERRE ROAD: Prisons 117 (Adrian Daniel 30, Mike Smith 23, Bryan Charles 4/40,
Stephan Solomon 3/29) & 297 (Idrees Mohammed 94, Adrian Daniel 51, Bryan Charles
4/93, Kenroy Williams 2/30) vs Alescon Comets 427 all out (Roston Primus 74, Fazil
Baksh 74, Richard Kelly 55, Kenroy Williams 48, Idrees Mohammed 4/71, Javed
Boodram 2/79) - Comets won by an inns and 13 runs.
AT BARRACKPORE WEST: Jailal Enterprise Victoria 251 (Lincoln Roberts 84, Ranga
Latchana 72, Philton Williams 3/85, Javed Ramdhanie 3/60, Ricky Jaipaul 2/28) &
166/8 (Lincoln Roberts 51, Andre Bryce 57no), Aniel Kanhai 5/64) vs Merry Boys 277
(Jeetendra Sookdeo 103no, Isaiah Rajah 75, Mario Belcon 50, Garey Mathurin 5/85).
TTCB PREMIERSHIP CRICKET SCORES DAY TWO
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