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CPL SEASON 2017/2017
« on: October 17, 2017, 08:40:17 AM »


Ramdhin to skipper Red Force


http://guardian.co.tt/sports/2017-10-17/ramdin-skipper-red-force



 
Vinode Mamchan
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Denesh Ramdin, Red Force wicketkeeper/batsman
Former West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin is set to take over as captain of the T&T Red Force team in the upcoming regional PCL season.

Ramdin, who fell out of favour with the West Indies selectors, remains the best wicketkeeper in the Caribbean and his experience as a leader is seen as a tremendous asset going into the tournament. The PCL begins in earnest on October 26, with the T&T Red Force coming up against the Barbados Pride at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Ramdin takes over the reigns from all rounder Marlon Richards, who led the team towards the back end of last season. The Red Force won their final two matches against Barbados and Leeward Islands to move from bottom place to an eventual fourth.

A number of top senior players will miss the PCL because of T20 commitments in various countries across the world, so the thinking of the board is that Ramdin will be able to mould the young team, given the fact that he has led T&T from the Under-15 level.

The 32-year-old wicketkeeper/batsman has played 140 First Class matches, scoring 5952 runs at an average of 29.03. He has scored 12 centuries and 27 half centuries. The national selectors picked the team over the weekend and the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) is expected to release the name of the players later this week.

On Thursday, the players will play a warm-up match under lights at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba. The four-day encounter will end on Sunday and the team will fly out on Monday to Barbados.

The Red Force outfit will have a day/night encounter at home during the season and this is expected to be played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, so the board has decided to use there for the warm-up game.

This season, the T&T Red Force team will be entering into competition with a management in place, as Kelvin Williams is now the head coach and he will have a new skipper in Ramdin.
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Re: CPL SEASON 2017/2017
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 08:20:19 PM »


Guyana humble J'ca


Guyana began their defence of the Regional 4-Day title with a 263-run win over Jamaica, set up by Veerasammy Permaul's match-haul of ten wickets, and a lower-order century from Keemo Paul.

Permaul's 6 for 29 in 19.5 overs skittled Jamaica out for 99 in the first innings, giving Guyana a 167-run lead. Seventy runs in Jamaica's innings came from just two batsmen - Assad Fudadin (39) and captain Paul Palmer (31) - as they were bowled out in a little over 50 overs. Guyana had earlier posted 266, with half-centuries from wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble (62) and No. 3 Chandrapaul Hemraj (60) anchoring them.

Guyana's efforts to build the 167-run lead were stifled by Dennis Bulli's strikes in their second innings but Paul, batting at No. 8 scored his maiden first-class century to ensure Jamaica were set an imposing 483 to chase in the fourth innings. His knock helped Guyana from 157 for 6, as he shared half-century stands with Leon Johnson and Sherfane Rutherford. Paul's 107 off 129 balls included 12 fours and four sixes. Bulli took his maiden first-class five for but conceded 104 runs.

A middle-order slump - they went from 98 for 2 to 115 for 6 - cost Jamaica dearly in a steep chase. Wicketkeeper Romaine Morrison pushed the score to 200 with a knock of 68 but Permaul and Paul took six wickets between them to bowl out Jamaica for 219.
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TT draws with Barbados

Denesh Ramdin struck a hundred and an unbeaten fifty as Trinidad & Tobago began their first-class season with a draw against Barbados.

Ramdin's 160-ball 101 had anchored T&T to a first-innings score of 300, seeing them through wicket bursts from left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican and seamer Justin Greaves. Warrican and Greaves ended with identical returns of 4 for 67, even as the T&T lower order did not put up much of a resistance.

Barbados eked out a ten-run first-innings lead, their score of 310 underpinned by fifties from Jonathan Carter (85) and Anthony Alleyne (84). Apart from the pair, no other Barbados batsman had a significant contribution to the innings, with the wickets spread between Daniel St Clair, Bryan Charles, Imran Khan and Tion Webster.

Ramdin then hit 56 not out off 76 deliveries as T&T sought to push for quick runs and set Barbados a target. Apart from Ramdin, Amir Jangoo (63) and Ewart Nicholson (55) also chipped in with runs as T&T declared on 257 for 5 to set Barbados 248. T&T's hopes of snaring a win would have been raised when Barbados lost three wickets in the first three overs. However, Aaron Jones (52 not out) and Carter (46) steadied Barbados with an 87-run partnership, as the side reached 117 for 4 in 28 overs.

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Leewards draw with Windwards

Leeward Islands walked away with the majority of points in their drawn game against Windward Islands after taking a big first-innings lead. Set a fourth-innings target of 222, Leeward then played out the draw, but not before they had lost six wickets for 112.

Electing to bat first, Windward found themselves in a good position in the first innings, with Roland Cato (90) and Kavem Hodge (41) guiding the team to 213 for 3. However, they went on to lose seven wickets for 20 runs to be dismissed for 233. Seamers Jeremiah Louis and Mervin Matthew took seven wickets between them.

Leeward openers Chesney Hughes (89) and Keacy Carty (74) then set about putting together a strong platform for the side with a 149-run opening partnership. Despite a slump, Nkrumah Bonner's 69 helped Leeward past 300 and they ended with a 110-run first-innings lead.

Windward's response in the second innings was much stronger. Devon Smith scored a quick 185 and Hodge struck a rapid fifty as the side looked to push for a result with a declaration of 331 for 3 that left Leeward with a target of 222. Liam Sebastien, Audley Alexander and Shane Shillingford then all picked up two wickets each as Leeward reached 112 for 6 by stumps.

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Re: CPL SEASON 2017/2017
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 08:29:47 PM »

TT -J'ca draw

http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8893/report/1123090/day/4/


Fabian Allen, in just his sixth first-class game, left an imprint as Jamaica took the first-innings honours in a drawn away fixture against Trinidad and Tobago at Queens' Park Oval.

Allen's unbeaten 169, his maiden first-class century, formed the base to their eventual first-innings score of 431, with Brandon King's 98 helping them overcome a slight wobble. The good deeds in the first innings meant Jamaica walked away with significant gains despite being shot out for 141 in their second innings, after Imran Khan's legspin fetched six wickets.

Set a target of 193, Trinidad and Tobago didn't have enough time to force an outright win and were placed at 84 for 3 after 19 overs when play ended on the fourth and final day.

Trinidad and Tobago, who were rocked early at 31 for 4 in the first innings, were primed to take the lead courtesy Yannic Cariah (127) and Tion Webster, who top scored with 178 in what was his maiden first-class century. The next best was Roshon Primus' 26.

With time running out, they got to within 51 runs of Jamaica's first innings score before declaring on 380 for 7. The bold decision could've proved decisive if not for the paucity of time.
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