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Thurton hits century for Central
Chrystian Thurton hammered the first
century of the Shell-sponsored Under-19
Inter Zone cricket tournament to send Cen-
tral into the semifinals against
defending champions East.
In third round matches contested
last week East, beaten in two 50-
over finals already this season in
the competition (Under-17 and Un-
der-15) remained in contention for
silverware when they trashed North
Zone for a place in the last four.
Playing at Gilbert Park in Cali-
fornia, Central, made a daunting 276 all out in
44.4 overs, fired by Thurton's 103 and aided
by Saiba Batoosingh's 42 and opening batsman
Shawn Vialva with 26.
Despite the Central run-feast, South's Dennis
Ramnath grabbed five wickets for 45 runs in
his allotted ten overs, while Xavier
Ganga took two for 30 in seven overs
and four balls.
And in response, the South team,
already winners of the Under-17
and Under-15 titles, could not repli-
cate their success and were shot out
for just 76 in 26.4 overs with Rajiv
Gosine, batting at No 9 top-scoring
with 14. Aaron Sinanan made 13 as
they plunged from 12 for one wicket to 29 for five,
and never really recovered in their run chase.
Doing the destruction for Central Zone were
Ryan Bandoo...great potential.
Jayden Seales who snared four for 28 in six overs and
Emilo Gopaul who returned bowling figures of four
for 16 in five overs as their team romped to victory
buy a massive 200 runs.
At the Queen's Park Oval in Port-of-Spain, East
Zone kept their nerve and booked their place in the
semifinals with an impressive batting and bowling
performance to defeat North by 60 runs after posting
244 all out in 49.5 overs.
In reply North capitulated for 184 all out in 45.4
For East, in with a chance to reach their third Shell
Inter Zone final of the 2017 season, Sachin Seecha-
ran blasted 86 and got valuable support from Aaron
Mairam (36) and Nathaniel McDavid (25).
The North bowlers worked in tandem and were
well-rewarded, with Joshua Dookie (3/32), Wendell
George (4/46) and Joshua Wilson (3/46) combining
to give their team a chance of victory on the historic
But the spoils belonged to the East bowlers, led by
Mairam with the astonishing figures of three wick-
ets for ten runs in seven overs and four balls with
one maiden; while Sameer Ali snatched two for 40
in eight overs.
They were well supported by Te-Shawn Alleyne,
McDavid and Kristan Kallicharan claiming one wicket
apiece to complete an emphatic victory.
And South-East Zone staked their claim for a berth
in the championship match with a five-wicket win
against South-West at the Sancho Recreation Ground
in St Julien Village in Princes Town.
Batting first, South-West reached 137 all out in 35.4
overs helped by Jamal Ramnath who made 33 and
Rodney Sieunarine (22), but it was not enough for
South-East who reached their target of 138 in just
23.3 overs for the loss of five wickets.
Jace Assoon struck an undefeated 54 to lead the run
chase while Antonio Bebe contributed 33.
The top South-East bowlers were Michael Dindial
who had figures of four for 34, while Justin
Gangoo took two for 28 and Tariq Abdul claimed
two for 24.
South U-13 screening today
The South Zonal Council will host their U-13
screening session this morning at the Syne Village
cricket ground in Penal from 9am.
Chairman of the Zone, Chaitram Ramjitsingh said
that he has a packed programme in place for the U-13
cricketers leading up to the Shell Under-13 Interzone
tournament and from today, the process will start. He
is urging parents to be on time with their children so
that newly appointed coach Keshava Ramphal and the
other selectors can have a good look at them. South
Zone has enjoyed a good season so far in the Shell
series winning the Under-15 and Under-17 titles.
Bandoo spinning a
web in school's cricket
Fourteen-year-old Ryan Bandoo, a form three stu-
dent of Naparima College, is spinning a web around
batsmen he encounters in the PowerGen Secondary
Schools cricket league.
A disciplined young man from Orange Valley, Couva,
Bandoo said: "I am proud to represent my school at
the SSCL Premiership Level.
Making his debut for the senior team recently
against Shiva Boys College he was excited to get into
action. Batting at number eight he recalled Naps were
186 for 7 and he got instruction from his coach to bat
with National U 19 player Cephas Cooper to achieved
the team goal of 250 plus. With Cooper and himself
they achieved the team's goal with a partnership of
66 runs, while he scored just 10 not out, he showed
maturity that belied his age.
His coaches at Naparima is calling him the next
Inshan Ali with his left arm orthodox/china man. He
helped his team finish third in the competition and
obtained 11 wickets from five matches. Bandoo plays
for Clico Presyal Cricket Club and he says his favour-
ite player is New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
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