Rose Hall Town Pepsi crush Port Mourant by 187 runs
BCB/Neal and Massy Intermediate Tournament
The Rose Hall Town Pepsi team successfully started their campaign in the 2012 BCB/Neal and Massy Intermediate 50-Overs cricket tournament by crushing Port Mourant by 187 runs. Playing at the Port Mourant Ground, Rose Hall Town Pepsi was led by a brilliant 86 by wicketkeeper/batsman Jason Sinclair and a five wicket haul from medium pacer Ingram Dey.
Batting first after winning the toss, Rose Hall Town Pepsi were given a solid opening stand of 100 from openers Renwick Batson and Devin Baldeo before Batson was dismissed for 55 (7×4) in the sixteenth over and then lost Baldeo 38 (3×4) at 114 for 2 in the 18th over.
The experienced duo of Jason Sinclair and Khemraj Mahadeo then added 72 runs in 11 overs before Mahadeo was caught off the bowling of J. Harrinarine for 23. Sinclair (86) received support from A. Homraj 20, Eon Hooper 33 and skipper Ravi Narine 20 not out as Rose Hall Town Pepsi amassed a massive 304 for 6 off their allotted 50-Overs. Bowling for Port Mourant offspinner C. Arjune took 3 for 48 from ten overs.
In response Port Mourant was set back early by the swing bowling of Ingram Dey who claimed the wickets of C. Arjune 04, I. Mansuk 10, K. Matiali 07, D. Thakurdeen 00 and B. Persaud 15 to leave the home team at 58 for 5 in the 16th over.
An aggressive innings of 51 (7×4, 1×6) from former West Indies Under-19 player Zaman Khan assisted Port Mourant to reach 117 all out in 27 Overs. Dey took five wickets for 32 runs from 10 overs, offspinner Eon Hooper 2 for 23 and Khemraj Mahadeo 2 for 13.