Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 25th 2018 Contents ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Superstar
opener Chris Gayle will return
to domestic limited overs action
for time in seven years when he
headlines the Regional Super50
starting next Tuesday.
The 38-year-old has been in-
cluded in the Jamaica Scorpions
squad for the January 30 to Feb-
ruary 24 tournament, bringing
added flavour to a campaign
which has lacked star quality in
Gayle is the Caribbean’s pre-
mier one-day batsman, with over
9 000 runs in 275 One-Day Inter-
nationals and nearly 12 000 in List
However, his last appearance in
a domestic 50-overs tournament
was back in 2011, when Jamaica
beat Trinidad and Tobago in the
final at the Guyana National Sta-
The left-hander will be joined
by explosive all-rounder Andre
Russell who returns to action
after serving a one-year anti-dop-
ing whereabouts ban, which also
kept him out of international
Russell has missed the last three
years of the tournament and like
Gayle, will bring an added quality
to the Scorpions who were last
year’s losing finalists.
Champion off-spinner Sunil
Narine will also suit up for this
year’s competiton after being
named in the Trinidad and To-
bago Red Force.
The 29-year-old last played in
the regional tournament when he
snatched an amazing six wickets
for nine runs as Red Force beat
Guyana Jaguars in the final of the
2015 edition at Queen’s Park Oval.
Two former West Indies players
will be turning out for overseas
teams. Speedster Fidel Edwards,
who played 55 Tests and 50 ODIs,
will suit for English County Hamp-
shire while Xavier Marshall, who
appeared in seven Tests and 24
one-dayers, will be part of the
United States set-up.
West Indies one-day captain
Jason Holder, along with cur-
rent ODI players Evin Lewis,
Shai Hope, Kesrick Williams and
Marlon Samuels, are all set to
campaign in the tournament, as
they gear up for the ICC World
Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe next
And Cricket West Indies chief
executive, Johnny Grave, said
the Regional Super50 would also
serve to enhance the one-day
squad’s preparation for the all-im-
“The Super50 Cup is a great
competition and we are delighted
that Kent and UWI’s Combined
Campuses & Colleges are com-
ing back, as well as welcoming
Hampshire and the USA to join
our territorial board franchises,”
“This year’s tournament will
also provide the ideal match
preparation for our Windies
men’s team ahead of the vital ICC
World Cup qualifiers in Zimba-
Impressive young all-rounder
Tariq Mohammed led his team
Presentation College to an open-
ing win in the 2018 PowerGen Sec-
ondary Schools Cricket League on
Mohammed, who was good
enough to make the west Indies
Under-15 team grabbed three
wickets without conceding a run
against Couva East to give his team
a narrow two-wicket triumph in
the South Championship.
Batting first, Couva East Second-
ary made 126 all out off 43 overs,
with spinner Mohammed claiming
three wickets for no run.
Also among the wickets were
Nichyle Jalim 2/14 and Brian Wil-
When Presentation replied with
made heavy work of the target los-
ing Mohammed and a host of top
order batsmen early.
However, all rounder Jalen Al-
gard held the innings together,
with a mature hand to lead his
school home at 127/8.
Agard top scored with 23 and
defied the Couva East bowlers,
who despite defending a small
total came out fighting. Dylano
Manohar 3/36 and Sachin Deen
2/27, threatened to take the game,
but Agard stood between them.
In the North Championship, St.
Mary’s hammered rivals QRC by
a whopping 98 runs at Serpentine
Road. Scoring 145 all out St Mary’s
were in a spot of bother until their
bowlers made it look like a moun-
tain of runs.
They restricted QRC to 47/6 off
their allotted 30 overs, to claim
the win and bragging rights.
In Toco, the home team failed
to impress as they made the long
journey for Barataria South Sec-
Barataria South batetd first and
counted 123 all out with Pradeem
Ali top scoring with 41. Dimitir
Richards 4/22 and Daron Douglas
3/11 were the top bowlers for Toco.
They then replied, however
they could only get to 67 all out
as Richards came back to score 13.
Ravin Persad 4/18 and Pradeem
Ali 3/9 brought home the win for
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Mohammed bags 3
for none in SSCL
T&T’s Sunil Narine playing for T&T Knight Riders during the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League match against
Barbados Tridents at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain.
PICTURE CPL T20 VIA GETTY IMAGES
All rounder Jalen Agard held the
Presentation College batting
together to ensure victory.
Couva East Secondary 126 all out (43
overs) (Roneilstar Pereira 26, Denzil
Antoine 24, Kyle Balraj 23, Tariq
Mohammed 3/0, Nichyle Jalim 2/14,
Brian Williams 2/24) vs Presentation
S’Fdo 127/8 (Jalon Agard 23, Dylano
Manohar 3/36, Sachin Deen 2/27) -
Presentation won by 2 wkts.
At Serpentine Rd
St. Mary’s 145 (Jahrel Nedd 38, Mark
Singh 21) vs QRC 47/6 - St. Mary’s
won by 98 runs.
At Toco: Barataria South Sec 123 all
out (Pradeem Ali 41, Dimitir Richards
4/22, Daron Douglas 3/11) vs Toco
Secondary 67 all out (Dimitir Richards
13, Ravin Persad 4/18, Pradeem Ali
3/9) - Barataria South won by 56 runs.
Barrackpore West Secondary vs
Carapichaima East Secondary at
Presentation College vs Hillview
College at Presentation.
Manzanilla High School vs El Dorado
East Secondary at Manzanilla.
Vishnu Boys’ Hindu College vs Trinity
College East at Vishnu.
T&T Red Force
Windward Islands Volcanoes
(Play in Barbados).
Leeward Islands Hurricanes
(Playing in Antigua)
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