RHT Gizmos & Gadgets bang Port Mourant to remain unbeaten
Tenelec Inc./BCB 50 overs tourney
A fiery spell of fast bowling by former National Under-19 all rounder, Clinton Pestano propelled Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets to an easy 8 wicket win over home team Port Mourant Cricket Club (PMCC) in the last round of the Tenelec Inc. Division One tournament in the Ancient County.
The victory meant that RHT Gizmos and Gadgets kept their unbeaten record intact in the tournament; winning all nine (9) matches to date, booking a semifinal slot along with Albion, Young Warriors and Bermine.
Port Mourant, which won the toss and decided to take first strike, soon found themselves in trouble at 16 for 2 in the third over as Devindra Thaurdin was trapped LBW by medium pacer Renwick Batson for one whilst his opening partner Joshua Ramsammy was dismissed by Pestano for 7.
Zamal Khan was then caught off Pestano for 2 at 33 for 3 in the 6th over and PMCC never recovered, eventually being dismissed for a 97 off 26.2 overs, Yogindra Harrinarine made 33. Pestano claimed 5 for 46 from his 10 overs, Batson 2 for 13 from 6 and Captain Shawn Perreira 3 for 28 from 3.2.
In reply, Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets were given a solid 67 run opening stand from Jason Sinclair and first division debutant Devin Baldeo before Baldeo was dismissed for played 21 in the 14th over.
Sinclair was then caught off the bowling of off spinner R. Prasad for 40 (5×4). Veteran Batson was unbeaten on 23 (2×6) and Loyydel Lewis 10* when victory was achieved in the 20th over with the visitors strolling to 100 for 2.
Port Mourant’s best bowlers were Yogindra Harrinarine 1 for 22 and Prashad 1 for 32.
Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets will clash with the Young Warriors at the Area ‘H’ Ground while Albion will be at home to Bermine. The semifinals are scheduled for next Saturday bowling off at 09:30hrs.