Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 16th 2014 Contents AT ESMERALDA: Clarke Road 192
(Adrian Ali 67, Ranga Lachana 34,
Nicolas Pooran 30, Kerwyn Sirju 6/45)
vs Esmeralda 117/3 (Trevon Griffith 51
no, Anthony D'Andrade 31 no)
AT SYNE VILLAGE: Powergen 97
(Rajindra Chandrika 58 no, Amit
Jaggernauth 7/22) vs Queen's Park 24/2
(Justin Guillen 20 no, Vaaroon Samaroo
AT DIEGO MARTIN: Merry Boys 175
(Amir Jangoo 51, Atiba Alert 51 no, Troy
Cornelius 32, Richard Rojas 5/39) vs
Munroe Road 107/7 (Mahendra
Nagamootoo 31 no, Kieron Joseph 24,
Alert 3/29, Javon Searles 2/30)
AT BAMBOO: Caldrac 270 (Shamarh
Brooks 121, Mark Deyal 54, Selvin
Jacobs 5/104) vs Bamboo 69/1 (Ryan
Ramasray 36 no, Marc Panchu 30)
AT TABLELAND: Tableland 161
(Kenton Thompson 38, Nicoes Rajkumar
33, Marlon Bharath 3/44, Davindra
Krishna 4/43) and 3/1 vs Alescon
Comets 135 (Stephen Wharwood 67,
Sirjio Fedee 22, Brent Harriot 4/33,
AT PREYSAL: Moosai 182 (Jonathan
Cabralis 47, Anthony Simmons 40 no,
Jed Yearwood 32, Bryan Charles 4/39,
Uthman Mohammed 3/45) vs Preysal
130/2 (Miguel Nedd 42 no, Videsh
Sookhai 39 no)
All rounder Akeal Hosein said he was
disappointed with his batting after tak-
ing 11 wickets in the first match of the
regional First Class of the season, but
last night he was putting that right, as
he was unbeaten on 87 after dinner on
the second day of the clash against the
Leewards at the at the Queen s Park
Resuming yesterday afternoon on the
overnight position of 261 for six, the T&T
boys were up to press time at 7pm, bat-
tling well on 424 for the same wickets.
Hosein was leading the fight with a
brilliant 87 not out and with him was
the dependable wicketkeeper/batsman
Stephen Katwaroo who was 73 not out.
These two has so far added 163 runs
for the seventh wicket, after the good
work of opener Evin Lewis who fell "han-
dled ball" for 78, Darren Bravo who
spanked 60 and Jonathan Augustus a
Late on Friday night the visitors were
able to break the second wicket partner-
ship between Lewis and Bravo, as Lewis
was given out handled ball for 78.
His innings spanned 165 balls in 203
minutes and included 11 fours and a six.
When he fell the Leewards were at it
soon again, when Bravo played loosely
to Keiran Powell for 60.
He batted for 159 minutes, faced 140
balls and struck four fours and two sixes.
At 178 for three, the Islanders would
have harboured thoughts of getting right
back into the game but Augustus playing
his first game for T&T at the senior level
came in and took control of the situation.
He and Jason Mohammed added a fur-
ther 65 runs to stabilise the middle order
before both men and Imran Khan fell
before the end of play on Friday night.
Augustus slammed 61 off 66 balls in
just 93 minutes and thrilled with his 12
fours. Mohammed departed for a watchful
22 and Khan got two.
Yesterday afternoon Katwaroo and
Hosein the juniors on the team ensured
that the good work by those who went
before did not go down the drain.
Both played with with great freedom
and were able to put T&T into a tremen-
dous position of strength. They played
to the dinner time without being sepa-
rated and continued the good work after
the break. Both men were nearing cen-
turies up to press time.
Hosein had so far batted for 194 min-
utes, facing 156 balls for his 87, with was
punctuated with eight fours and two
sixes, while Katwaroo s 73 not out was
realized off 173 balls in 199 minutes with
T&T vs Leewards
A Barath c Hamilton b Athanaze
E Lewis handled ball
D Bravo lbw Powell
J Mohammed c Hamilton b Willett
J Augustus lbw Tonge
I Khan c Thomas b Willett
S Katwaroo not out
A Hosein not out
Extras lb6, b4, nb6,w1
Total for 6 wkts
Fall of wkts: 56, 161, 178, 243, 261, 261.
Bowling: G Tonge 28-10-70-1, T Willett 27-7-
73-2, A Martin 28.2-4-77-0, J Athanaze 32-12-57-
1, Hayden Walsh Jr. 20-0-95-0, K Powell 8-1-42-1.
Akeal Hosein continued his dream season scoring an unbeaten 87 to add to his 11 wickets
he got in the opening match of the season.
Former national spin bowler Amit
Jaggernauth ran through the PowerGen
batting line-up yesterday, to give
Queen s Park the edge in a clash between
two giants of local cricket in the national
league two-day competition at Syne Vil-
Jaggernauth finished with 7/22 as Pow-
erGen was bundled out for 97, on a day
where less than 50 overs were bowled
due to rain. Guyanese right-hander Rajin-
dra Chandrika stood tall for Powergen as
he was left stranded on an unbeaten 58.
The Parkites got off to a bumpy start,
closing the day on 24/2 with captain
Justin Guillen on 20 not out.
Vaaroon Samaroo (2/4) picked up both
At the Bamboo Recreation ground, Bar-
badian Shamarh Brooks slammed 121 to
lead Caldrac to 270 all out. Brooks was
ably supported by Mark Deyal, who
Selvin Jacobs grabbed five wickets for
Bamboo, but conceded 104 runs on the
In reply, Bamboo made a positive start
getting to 69/1 at the close.
Ryan Ramasray is unbeaten on 36 and
with him is Darren Deonarine on two.
Marc Panchu was dismissed shortly
before the close for 30.
All matches continue today.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados---Two principal figures
in the West Indies team management have backed
Andre Russell to excel in his new role, even as the
Jamaican all-rounder struggles to fill the slot made
vacant by injured Twenty20 star Kieron Pollard.
In the recent T20 series against Ireland and England,
Russell was used at number six in attempt to compensate
for Pollard s absence. However, he failed to provide the
explosive power needed at the back end of the innings,
with scores of just 15, 8, 24 not out, 2 and 0.
Despite the string of failures, captain Darren Sammy
said Russell had the team s fullest support, and would
continue in this position as West Indies prepared for the
defence of their World T20 title in Bangladesh later this
"We have to give players that confidence. It s been five
games since he s been tried in that role. It s a big gap to
fill. Pollard knew his T20 game inside out and was very
experienced. If Russell goes and gets the job done then
I m always there at the back end to do it [also]," Sammy
"(There may be) situations...in the last five overs where
I will have to go and we ll have to make that decision
then but as for now I am backing him, the coaching staff
is backing him to do the job and we believe he is going
to deliver. If he doesn t then I back myself to come and
finish the job."
Russell has emerged as a powerful hitter in the limited
overs format, and was key to Jamaica Tallawahs winning
the inaugural Caribbean Premier League last year.
The 25-year-old produced a number of cameo innings
-- including a scintillating unbeaten 29 off six balls in
the semi-final win over Barbados Tridents and 33 not
out off 18 balls that saw Jamaica to victory in the final
over Guyana s Amazon Warriors.
Coach Ottis Gibson said he was confident Russell could
rediscover this form for the Windies but said the player
needed time to adjust to the role.
"He had a really good CPL for Jamaica with the bat.
He made important runs for them. We re missing Pollard
and he s a big loss for us because he s one of our key
men in those middle orders," Gibson explained.
"We re trying to give Russell the opportunity to fill
that Pollard role and you have to give him time, it s some-
thing he has to grow into. He has played three games in
the (England) series and I will sit down with him and
assess, and let him know how I think he has gone and
what else he needs to do, and if he s going do it the way
Pollard has done it for us in the past."
He added: "We believe strongly in Russell. We believe
he s got the capabilities to do it. He s got the game, he s
got the power to do that job so we have to continue to
back him up and give him the support he needs." (CMC)
Jaggernauth wrecks PowerGen in national league
Gibson, Sammy back Russell
to perform big-hitting role
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