Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 13th 2017 Contents Barbados may have been very
much of what the Warriors want-
ed to test the mettle of the local
players and also to observe the
early preparations of Dennis
Lawrence introduction into
international coaching as head
His former national teammate
Stern John, who he called in as one
of three assistants will have been
pleased to see striker Jamille Boat-
swain display excellent potency in
his short stint by scoring two well
taken goals that lead T&T to victory.
There was a very interesting start
to the game where the locals were
able to demonstrate the midfield op-
tions of cohesiveness and accurate
passing---a feature which our regular
players often tend to ignore by their
preference to individualism.
The newcomers to this level cer-
tainly were motivated to show their
worth and although Hughton Hector,
Sean De Silva, and Curtis Gonzales
all have previous experience at this
level, it was a breath of fresh air to
see the solid defensive play of Tristin
Hodge, who seem to have the flair
for recognising his responsibility, but
utilising the task of overlapping to
the flank when the need arose.
Alvin Jones, whom we already
know, seemed ready to take on the
duty of travelling the flank to provide
service to the forwards.
Barbados left wing back, Alvin
Chapman, allowed him the space
to receive passes but kept him at
bay each time he rushed the sideline.
It was a pleasure to see the high
work rate of the midfield and expose
the central defence of the visitors.
Their biggest opponent in that regard
was the use of boots which deprived
them to retain proper footing. Two
more goals could have been scored if
Hashim Arcia and Dennis Mitchell
had not lost their footing at crucial
times within the penalty area of the
Striker Jamille boatswain was
brought onto the field in a time-
ly fashion and from his first touch
of the ball, his speed, his desire to
turn some good passes by De Silva
and Hector into goals, two of which
he did before half time, that's after
just being on the field four no more
than four minutes.
Clearly, the coaching staff decided
to get a look at almost every play-
er on the bench, a decision which
was certain to restart the previous
inter-passing game and swift ap-
proaches towards the opponents'
This immediately allowed the Ba-
jans to improve their tactics, con-
trolled the midfield, and created
three chances, all of which could
have been goal chances.
They lost superior possession of
the ball in the second and did not
look the part.
The introduction of Cummings
brought a new picture to the Warriors
team. His speed, skill, and desire to
challenge defenders reminded us all
of the wonderful performances in a
previous Gold Cup in the USA, when
he scored some excellent goals.
Unfortunately, the speed level of
the team dropped considerably and
their opponent used the opportuni-
ty to show their worth if given the
Eventually, no goals were scored in
the second half, a factor which gave
consolation to the visitors who en-
joyed a drawn second half.
Coach Lawrence and his staff will
not be able to ignore the efforts of
players like Hector, De Silva, Arcia,
Hodge and of course Leston Paul and
The foreign based players must
now take note and show that they
are superior, if they really are.
To this point, Coach Dennis Law-
rence and his squad can take this
step forward as acceptable. Now,
the task of paying attention to their
next opponents must be viewed se-
riously from watching video tapes of
Panama and Mexico.
We look forward to the new two.
weeks. Well done, Warriors.
guardian.co.tt Monday, March 13, 2017
I like what I saw
Narine stars with bat, ball as QPCC wins
Sunil Narine grabbed
4/38 to help bowl out
PowerGen for 118 and
give Queen's Park, an-
other come from be-
hind win in the third
round of the TTCB
Premiership at Syne
Village in Penal, yes-
Queen's Park made 136
in their first innings, be-
fore bowling out Power-
Gen for 150 and conced-
ing first innings points.
However, following Sat-
urday's play, the Parkites
resumed on 163 for eight
and moved on to 185 all
out with Narine scoring
48 and Daron Cruick-
shank 47. Spinner Kavesh
Kantasingh took 6/91 and
Ancil Bhaggan 4/54. It
meant that all 20 wick-
ets taken by PowerGen
came from their spin-
ners. Chasing 161 runs for
victory, PowerGen fold-
ed to the spin of Narine,
Marlon Barclay 3/2 and
Darren Deonarine to fall
short by 43 runs-making
just 118. Mark Deyal was
stubborn, getting 26 but
got no support from the
others. In this clash 40
wickets fell and spinners
from both sides account-
ed for 38.
Merryboys after their
loss to Queen's Park last
round, came back to de-
feat Victoria by 109 runs.
After scoring 310 runs in
their first innings, Mer-
ryboys took a lead of 105
runs, after Victoria made
205. Yesterday, the Patna
Boys declared at 162/6 -
setting Victoria a winning
target of 273. The south-
ern team was bowled out
QPCC, T&T and West Indies ace spin bowler Sunil
...Soca Warriors display midfield presence
At Syne Village:
QPCC 126 all out (Justin Guillen 28,
Kirstan Kallicharan 44, Darren Bravo
36, Kavesh Kantasingh 3/50, Jovan
Ali 4/24, Ancil Bhaggan 3/38) & 185
(Sunil Narine 48, Tion Webster 31,
Daron Cruickshank 47, Sunil Narine
37no, Ancil Bhaggan 4/56, Kavesh
Kantasingh 6/91) vs PowerGen 150
all out (Ewart Nicholson 62, Nicholas
Sookdeosingh 21, Sunil Narine 5/68,
Darren Deonarine 4/44) & 118 (Mark
Deyal 26, Sunil Narine 4/38, Marlon
Barclay 3/2, Darren Deonarine 2/30)
Queen's Park won by 43 runs.
Merryboys 310 (Jeetendra Sookdeo
138, Ranga Latchana 69, Lincoln Rob-
erts 28, Garey Mathurin 7/110, Uthman
Mohammed 2/35) & 167/6 dec (Mario
Belcon 62, Lincoln Roberts 29, Rishaad
Harris 24, Sanjiv Gooljar 3/30) vs Vic-
toria 205 all out (Kerron Kanhai 89,
Garey Mathurin 24, Hakeem Mitchell
21, Aneil Kanhai 5/52, Ricky Jaipaul
4/27) & 163 (Sherwin Ganga 55, Gar-
ey Mathurin 34, Hakeem Mitchell 23,
Keon Isaac 3/23, Ricky Jaipaul 3/38,
Rishard Harris 2/28).
Merryboys won by 109 runs.
Alescon Comets 79 all out (Dave Sa-
mooj 6/9) & 194 (Kirk Edwards 36, I
Mohammed 58, Rakesh Maharaj 5/24,
Stephen Shaddick 3/32) vs Central
Sports 146 all out (Kamil Pooran 52,
Shazan Babwah 25, K Singh 6/48) &
128/5 (G Singh 51no, Jahran Alfred 28,
Vikash Mohan 2/27).
Central Sports won by 5 wkts.
At St Julien:
Clarke Road 154 all out (Kerry Holness
32, Gregory Mahabir 31, Jyd Goolie 31,
Adrian Ali 26, Tariq Abdul 6/31, Daniel
Pagus 3/40) & 192 (Sean Siloch 80,
Clevon Kalawan 39) vs Tableland Utd
310/9 dec (Ainsley Sutherland 35, 92,
Akiel Mollon 5/62) & 32/2.
Tableland won by 8 wkts.
for 163 with three wick-
ets apiece to Ricky Jai-
paul and Keon Isaac.
their first win of the
season with a thumping
8-wicket triumph over
Clarke Road at St Julien.
After their under-par
152 in the first innings,
Clarke Road conceded
a first innings deficit of
156, as Tableland made
310 for nine. Clarke
Road resuming yester-
day on 27/1 crashed to
192, despite 80 from Sean
Tableland then re-
sponded with 32/2 for
the eight-wicket win.
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