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Powergen secured a crucial victory over
PCS Nitrogen on Monday to book a place
in the quarterfinals of SIS Industrial Crick-
The "energy boys" needed nothing less
than a win if they were to sneak past Nu
Iron who occupied fourth place in group A
for just over two weeks, and they did just
that with an excellent team effort in a rain
Powergen won the toss and opted to take
first strike which proved fruitful as they
posted a competitive 84 for 3 in their ten
overs. Keron Maingot led the way with an
unbeaten 26, while skipper Ramnarine
Nowrang played well for his 19.
Ian Jairam salvaged some pride for the
PCS bowling lineup taking 2 for 12 in his
spell. PCS Nitrogen s batting was a shadow
of the form they would have displayed
throughout the competition, having been
reduced to 31 for 3 after five overs as they
tried to keep up with the required run rate
which stood at over ten runs an over at that
point. As luck would have it, PCS Nitrogen
were not allowed the opportunity to recover
as heavy showers forced the players off the
field, with the game eventually being award-
ed to Powergen based on run rate after play
failed to resume.
Over at Plipdeco Ground, Group B leaders
WASA faced off against 2nd placed NGC
in a battle that would determine the winners
of that group. The hype surrounding the build up
to this match was intense and the fans were not left
disappointed as arguably two of the better all-round
teams in this yeas competition locked horns. NGC
opted to bat when skipper Sean Siloch won the toss
but suffered the early loss of Dale Baxter (0) and
Gary Dowlat (7), which would have set back the
targets set by the team.
WASA looked to seize the momentum but were
stunned by a well calculated counter attack from all
rounder Daniel Prentice. The left hander smashed
6 sixes and a four in a topscore of 45 to propel NGC
to a par score of 64 for 5 from their allotted 10 overs,
just short of where they would feel comfortable
defending. Donny Supersad was the best bowler for
WASA taking 1-1 from his 2 overs.
WASA in reply would have fancied their chances
at a comfortable run chase but were made to labour
as NGC secured breakthroughs at crucial moments
to stall WASA s momentum. Dexter Samuel (7), Wen-
dell Samuel (2) and Christopher Jugmohan (0) all
went in quick succession as NGC made their presence
felt through some penetrative bowling and brilliant
catching in the field.
It took a cameo by Vijay Ramsaran (20) and a
patient hand by opener Veshan Jagessar (13no) to
swing the pendulum back in WASA s side as the pair
took their team over the line in the final over to seal
a five wicket victory, ending on 66 for 5. They have
now finished atop Group B undefeated and will be
looking ahead to their quarterfinal fixture against
Powergen on Thursday.
QF 1: NGC vs PCS Nitrogen (Wed May 21)
QF 2: WASA vs Powergen (Thursday May 22)
QF 3: Plipdeco vs SIS (Friday May 23)
QF 4: IPSL AUM vs IPSL MX (Monday May 26)
At Macaulay Park
Powergen (Point Lisas) 84/3 (K Maingot 26no, R
Nowrang 19, I Jairam 2-12) vs
PCS Nitrogen 31/3 (5 overs) (K. Dass 19, K Maingot 2-8)
Result: Powergen won via a faster run rate
Man of the Match: Keron Maingot
At Plipdeco Ground
NGC 64/5 (D Prentice 45, D Supersad 1-1) vs
WASA 66/5 (V Ramsaran 20, V Jagessar 13no, I
Result: WASA won by 5 wickets
Man of the Match: Veshan Jagessar
Powergen sneaks into SIS 'quarters'
Victoria 145 for three (20ovs) (Tyrese Ried 2/14) vs St
George East 146 for one (16.4ovs) (Leonardo Julien 82not
out)---St George East won by 9 wickets.
ATLANTIC INTER-DISTRICT FINALS
Leonardo Julien with an brilliant batting display
was able to take St George East to a thumping nine-
wicket victory in the Atlantic Primary Schools Dis-
tricts finals at the National Cricket Centre (NCC)
in Balmain last Thursday.
In front of a good crowd the Easterners took the
win against Victoria. Batting first, Victoria was
restricted to 145 for three in their 20 overs.
The pitch at the NCC offered great assistance to
the young batsmen and they prospered. However
Tyrese Ried with figures off 2/14 was still able to
keep the scoring in check.
Chasing 146 runs at a run rate off 7.30 per over,
St George East started off brilliantly under the hand
The right hander hardly put a foot wrong as he
slammed 82 not out to take his District to the title.
In the end the match turned out one-sided as St
George East finished on 146 for one off 16.4 overs.
The action now swings to the Inter-school tour-
St George East wins Atlantic
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