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125 for Naps
PowerGen batsman Cephas
Cooper finally came good for
his school Naparima College,
scoring an unbeaten 125 in the
third round of the PowerGen
Secondary School Premier
Cooper who grabbed five wickets
in Naps loss last week, held the bat-
ting together at Lewis Street against
Shiva Boys. His 125 spurred his team
on to 256 for eight. The next best
contributor was Justin Gangoo who
Shiva Boys in reply was bowled out
for 197 -losing the game by 59 runs
and handing Naparima College their
first win of the tournament. Tariq
Abdul made 48 and the hard hitting
Isaiah Gomez scored 42, as Clevon
Kalawan 3/24 proved too much on
At Tunapuna, Hillview was de-
feated by Carapichaima East Sec-
ondary in a very exciting game.
Batting first, Hillview was bowled
out for 159 with Leonardo Julien
topscoring with 40 and Keagan
Simmons the West Indies under-19
player scoring 33. Brandon Ali was
the pick of the bowlers for Caps, in
taking 4/23, while James Duncan
In reply, Caps lost wickets at reg-
ular intervals but Travis Heera with
48 did enough to take them over the
line at 160/7.
Red Force victory
ST JOHN'S---A Man-of-the-
Match career-best five-wicket
haul from West Indies speed-
ster Shannon Gabriel inspired
a below-par T&T Red Force to a
convincing 32-run victory over
Windward Islands Volcanoes
here Monday night, inching them
even closer to a semifinal spot in
the Regional Super50.
Right-armer Gabriel ripped the
heart out of the Volcanoes run chase
with a spell of five for 33, to send
them crashing for a disappointing
182 in the 47th over, in pursuit of a
modest 215 for victory at Coolidge
Sunil Ambris was excellent in a
career-best unbeaten 75 off 82 balls
but the rest of the batting faltered
yet again as only Kavem Hodge with
27 and captain Liam Sebastien, 25,
managed to make it past 20.
Red Force had earlier turned in an
ordinary batting effort of their own
to be dismissed for 214 with 13 balls
remaining in the innings.
Opener Evin Lewis struck a typi-
cally flamboyant 75 off 69 balls while
Nicholas Alexis chipped in with 46
but they were just two of four play-
ers in double figures, as Red Force
collapsed from 180 for three--losing
their last seven wickets for just 34
runs. Off-spinner Shane Shillingford
(3-24), left-arm spinner Hodge (3-
34) and seamer Kesrick Williams (3-
47) finished with three wickets each.
The victory carried Red Force to
17 points, seven adrift of Group A
leaders Leeward Islands Hurricanes,
while Volcanoes remained fourth on
eight points with little hope of ad-
vancing to the next round.
Sent in, Red Force got their best
start of the tournament when Lew-
is dominated a 104-run stand with
Kyle Hope who made a patient 26
off 92 balls.
Left-hander Lewis dazzled with
11 boundaries but once he drove a
flighted delivery back to Hodge in the
25th over, Red Force quickly lost two
more wickets to slide to 121 for three.
Captain Denesh Ramdin, who
made a busy 22 from 31 balls, joined
Alexis in a 59-run stand which al-
lowed Red Force to stage a recovery.
Alexis faced 66 deliveries and
counted four fours but with the run
rate lagging, Ramdin chanced his
arm against Williams and picked out
Hodge on the mid-wicket boundary
at the end of the 43rd over.
Any hopes Volcanoes had of a
strong start were then scuppered
when Gabriel produced a lethal
two-wicket burst, to help send the
innings slumping to 43 for four in
the 15th over.
Not for the first time in the tour-
nament, the right-handed Ambris
came to his side's rescue, anchoring
two successive half-century stands
to revive the run chase.
He struck eight fours in an 82-ball
knock to notch his third straight
half-century and his fifth in six
outings in the tournament.
More significantly, he put on 58
for the fifth wicket with Hodge be-
fore adding a further 50 for the sixth
wicket with Sebastien.
Hodge drove leg-spinner Imran
Khan into Jason Mohammed's safe
hands at cover in the 33rd over and
Sebastien was unlucky to be ad-
judged lbw in the 41st over when
Gabriel returned for a new spell.
Sebastien's dismissal ended the
Volcanoes resistance as Gabriel and
Rampaul combined to send the last
five wickets tumbling for 31 runs in
the space of 36 deliveries.
T&T's fast bowler Shannon Gabriel sends down a delivery during his career-
best five-wicket haul on Monday night. PHOTO COURTESY WICB MEDIA
RED FORCE INNINGS
E Lewis c and b Hodge
K Hope c Johnson b Hodge
N Alexis b Williams
J Mohammed lbw b Hodge
D Ramdin c Hodge b Williams 22
R Primus run out
Imran Khan b Shillingford
R Emrit c Fletcher b Williams 0
K Pierre not out
R Rampaul lbw b Shillingford
S Gabriel b Shillingford
Extras (b6, lb5, w17)
TOTAL (all out, 47.5 overs) 214
Fall of wickets: 1-104, 2-117, 3-121, 4-180,
5-180, 6-195, 7-203, 8-205, 9-214, 10-214.
Bowling: Williams 7-0-47-3 (w9), Johnson
4-0-17-0 (w1), Mayers 7-0-42-0 (w1), Shil-
lingford 9.5-0-24-3 (w3), Hodge 10-2-34-3,
Sebastien 10-0-39-0 (w3).
J Charles c Mohammed b Gabriel 5
T Theophile c wkp Ramdin b Pierre 19
D Smith c wkp Ramdin b Gabriel 4
A Fletcher lbw b Emrit
S Ambris not out
K Hodge c Mohammed b Imran Khan 27
L Sebastien lbw b Gabriel
K Mayers c wkp Ramdin b Rampaul 5
S Shillingford c Alexis b Gabriel 4
D Johnson c Alexis b Rampaul 1
K Williams b Gabriel
Extras (b2, lb3, w2)
TOTAL (all out, 46.2 overs) 182
Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-23, 3-39, 4-43,
5-101, 6-151, 7-156, 8-165, 9-168, 10-182.
Bowling: Gabriel 8.2-1-33-5 (w1), Rampaul
9-1-28-2 (w1), Pierre 8-1-17-1, Emrit 6-2-
24-1, Imran Khan 10-1-46-1, Mohammed
Result: Red Force won by 32 runs.
Points: Red Force 4, Volcanoes 0.
Man-of-the-Match: Shannon Gabriel.
Umpires: P Gustard, C Taylor. (CMC)
West Indies batting legend Brian Lara, left, walked with ace international Tiger Woods during the Dubai Desert Golf Classic on February 1, United Arab
Emirates. Woods pulled out after the first round. Sergio Garcia went on to win. Also joining Lara was his compatriot and former national footballer
Dwight Yorke and former Australian cricket great Ricky Ponting. Garcia shot a final-round 3-under-par 69 to emerge champion.
POWERGEN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
At Tunapuna: Hillview 159 all out
(37.5ovs) (Leonardo Julien 40, Keagan
Simmons 33, Brandon Ali 4/23, James
Duncan 3/39) vs Carapichaima Second-
ary 160/7 (Travis Heera 48, Brandon Ali
25no, Nathaniel McDavid 2/29) - Car-
apichaima Secondary won by 3 wkts.
At Lewis Street: Naparima College
256/8 (50) (Cephas Cooper 125, Justin
Gangoo 18) vs Shiva Boys 197 all out
(Tariq Abdul 48, Isaiah Gomez 42) -
Naparima College won by 59 runs.
At Chaguanas: Fatima College 194
all out (Brandon Maharaj 71, Wendell
George 35) vs Presentation Chaguanas
179/9 (50)(Isaiah Ali 35, Anil Pitiram 39,
Joshua Wilson 4/26, Wendell George
2/15) - Fatima won by 15 runs.
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