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SHIMAGO---Kraigg Brathwaite top-scored in
the magnificent victory by the West Indies A
team in the first unofficial Test against India
A and now the opener is looking to push on in
the upcoming second four-day first-class match.
The slim right-hander played two vital knocks
as the West Indies outplayed the home side at
the Gangothri Glades Cricket Grounds in Mysore.
He made 92---the highest score of the match---
in the first innings of 429. He added 172 for the
second wicket with skipper Kirk Edwards (91).
In his second knock Brathwaite made 34---and
added an opening stand of 112 with left-hander
Kieran Powell (68).
"I felt I played well. I felt I contributed to the
team s win. We played well as a team and in the
end we were totally satisfied with the outcome
of the match," Brathwaite said.
"It wasn t easy at first because the pitch wasn t
coming on. You had to work really hard to get
in and then things became a lot easier...but you
always had to keep playing straight because the
pitch tended to keep a little low at times."
After the win in Mysore the Windies drove to
Shimago and have started preparations for the
second encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Nation-
al College of Engineering Ground. Brathwaite
said that he was pleased with the work in the
nets on Monday.
"It s a good facility. There was some grass on
the pitch where we had our nets," said Brathwaite.
"It was overcast and the ball was doing a bit,
and that was the kind of preparation that can
help going into such a major match. It helps to
keep your eyes opened and focused on what is
to come in the match."
Mere days after dealing defending Inter-
Col champion St Anthony s College its
first defeat of the league campaign, East
Mucurapo will be seeking to spring another
surprise when it travels to Serpentine Road,
to face joint league-leader St Mary s Col-
lege, when action continues in the BGTT
First Citizens Secondary Schools Football
League (SSFL), in all zones today.
The key North Zone fixture, which kicks
off the second round of action, is scheduled
for 3.45 pm, similar to all matches in the
East Mucurapo on Saturday, got a goal
in added time from Akeem Roach to take
a 2-1 win over the Tigers, a result which
saw St Mary s College return to a joint-top
position simultaneously, with its win over
St Mary s College courtesy of a hat-trick
from second-half substitute Aaron Noel
eased past Malick 5-0, with the other goals
coming from captain Miles Yorke and anoth-
er substitute, Tyler Kirton.
The three top teams in the zone, St
Anthony s, St Mary s (both on 15 points)
and East Mucurapo (13 points) have suffered
one defeat in the league this season. East
Mucurapo s only loss (1-0) came on the
opening day of the season against a spritely
St Mary s.
A win for St Mary s will keep it in a joint-
top position, or may see it go clear if fourth-
place Fatima College can take a result against
the Tigers, at Fatima College Ground, Mucu-
The Saints, Mucurapo clash will be hard
to call as St Mary s boasts the best attack
this season with 16 goals in six matches,
with six goals conceded, while Mucurapo
has had some more trouble to score with
nine goals in the same number of matches,
with the fewest number of goals conceded---four.
The other match in the zone will see fifth and sev-
enth-placed QRC and Malick Secondary, respectively,
battle at QRC Ground, Queen s Park East.
All matches kick off at 3.45 pm
St Mary's College v East Mucurapo, St Mary's
Fatima College v St Anthony's College, Fatima
QRC v Malick, QRC Ground
El Dorado East v St Augustine, El Dorado East
San Juan North v Arima North, San Juan
El Dorado West v Valencia, El Dorado West
Shiva Boys v St Benedict's, Penal
Naparima v Presentation San Fernando, Ato Boldon
Pleasantville v Mayaro, Pleasantville
Chaguanas North v Couva West, New Settlement
Vishnu Boys v Presentation Chaguanas, Caroni
Tabaquite v Carapichaima, Tabaquite
Speyside v Signal Hill, Speyside
Mason Hall v Scarborough, Plymouth
Roxborough v Bishop's High, Louis D'Or
Goodwood v Pentecostal L&L, Goodwood
Mucurapo, Saints clash in North Zone battle
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