Combined Campus and Colleges (CCC), led by resilient batting from Floyd Reifer and Kyle Mayers, created a major upset, defeating Trinidad and Tobago by 5 wickets when the second day’s play in the Regional 50 limited overs competition continued at the Everest Cricket Club Ground yesterday morning.
The CCC captain, Romel Currency, won the toss and invited the Daren Ganga led Trinidadians to take first strike. The rains that forced the abortion of the Barbados/Sagicor HPC match one day earlier, held overnight but the edges of the southeastern boundary were still sodden forcing the organizers to pull the boundary ropes a little inwards which facilitated a prompt start.
Captain of the winning team, Romel Currency won the toss and invited the Daren Ganga led Trinidadians to take first strike. Led by a resilient half century from J. Mohammed (77), the Trinidadians compiled 177-8 when their overs expired.
Currency’s decision to field first was vindicated when Kantasingh sent back W. Perkins for a duck early in the second over with just 4 runs on the board. D. Ganga then joined J. Guillen and the pair took the score to 22 before Guillen went, run out Parris in the 6th over for 14.
Ganga soon followed lbw Mayers (9). In the meantime, J. Mohammed was compiling his runs and his eventual 77, the backbone of the innings, contained 9 fours and a mighty six before he attempted a sharp single and was short of his crease when Nicholas Alexis flung a quick return to wicketkeeper Jamal Smith with the score on 170-9.
Smith also caught S. Ganga off Dawes for 12 shortly before Kevin Cooper was dismissed lbw to Kavesh Kantasingh for 10. Mohammed stayed around and directed the tail and was eventually the last man to be dismissed, 2 balls before the innings ended.
Rihad Emrit was run out by Currency for 11; Samuel Badree went bowled Parris for 4 while S. Katwaroo and S. Narine were left not out on 4 band 3 runs respectively. Extras were responsible for 20 of the overall total of 173-9 while the bowlers shared the spoils. Dawes bowled 8-1-22-1, while Kantasingh sent down 12-4-30-2. Mayers was similarly effective with 7-0-32-2 with the other wicket taker Parris bowling 10-0-36-1.
Romel Currency and Nicholas Emrit opened the CCC innings and the two started in a hurry, compiling 76 runs before Emrit sent Currency back, clean bowled for 31. M. Bascombe stayed around and compiled 45 before he was adjudged lbw to Sunil Narine five short of a half century. N Alexis went lbw to Cooper without troubling the scorers while N. Parris lost his wicket to a clever bit of work from Katwaroo behind the stumps off Sherwyn Ganga’s bowling.
Kyle Mayers joined Floyd Reifer with the score on 116-5 and batted sensibly, stroking the ball to all parts of the field. He was given a life when the only slip fielder, Jason Mohammed failed to hold on to a sharp offering off Narine when Mayers was on 27 and the score on 160-5.
It was Mayers who formalized the victory for the CCC when he thumped Sherwyn Ganga over the boundary line to send his team ahead at 177-5 in 48.4 overs. He was subsequently adjudged Man of the Match.
Once again, the bowlers shared the honours; Badree stats read 7-1-30-0 while D J Bravo took 7-0-34-0. Narine bowled 12 overs with 1maiden and took 1 wicket after conceding 35 runs. Emrit chalked up 6-2-10-1, while Cooper and S. Ganga contributed figures of 6-0-31-1 and 10.5 2-30-1 respectively.
The action continues today when the Windwards and Barbados face off at the Everest sward, while Guyana takes on the High Performance Centre at the National Stadium Providence.
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