Bhagan, Kantasingh spin PowerGen to victory

SPIN twins Ancil Bhagan and Kavesh Kantasingh destroyed the Queen’s Park batting over the weekend to lead PowerGen to an easy six-wicket win in the opening round of the TT Cricket Board National League Premiership One two-day competition on Sunday.

In the first innings, Bhagan took five for 41 and Kantasingh snatched 4/46 to dismiss Queen’s Park for 124. In reply, the spinners continued to dominate the contest as Akeal Hosein (5/60) and Jon Russ Jagessar (5/66) grabbed five wickets each to bowl out PowerGen for 162.

Queen’s Park struggled again in the second innings to be dismissed for a paltry 87, with Bhagan claiming 6/49 and Kantasingh taking 4/26. Chasing a meagre 50 runs to win, PowerGen got to the target with the loss of four wickets.

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Central Sports were also winners with a ten-wicket result over El Socorro Youth Movement. The matches between defending champions Alescon Comets and Victoria and Merry Boys and Clarke Road both ended in draws.

SUMMARISED SCORES:

Queen’s Park 124 (Isaiah Rajah 38; Ancil Bhagan 5/41, Kavesh Kantasingh 4/46) and 87 (Javon Searles 25; A Bhagan 6/49, K Kantasingh 4/26) vs PowerGen 162 (Jeron Maniram 51, Keon Harding 44; Akeal Hosein 5/60, Jon Russ Jagessar 5/66) and 50/4 (Akeal Hosein 3/32). PowerGen won by six wickets.

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El Socorro Youth Movement 122 (N Arthur 24; Marlon Richards 3/38, Akeem Jordan 3/26, Ryan Austin 3/35) and 191 (Jahron Alfred 51, Adrian Daniel 40; Akeem Jordan 2/41, Christopher Ramsaran 3/36) vs Central Sports 293 (Keddy Lesporis 71, Vishan Jagessar 55, Shakeem Prince 5/50, Keon Issac 2/22) and 22/0. Central Sports won by ten wickets.

Victoria 138 (Damian Bryce 47, Stephen Wharwood 35; Rayad Emrit 4/22, Derone Davis 2/26) and 223 (Andrae Bryce 70, Sherwin Ganga 58; Khastri Singh 4/47, Jyd Goolie 3/22) vs Alescon Comets 207 (Jyd Goolie 82, Roshon Primus 41; Farrel Jugmohan 7/74, Vikash Rampersad 3/64) and 89/3 (Navin Bidaisee 41 not out; F Jugmohan 2/44). Match Drawn.

Merry Boys 169 (Mario Belcon 89, Rishard Harris 58; Dalton Polius 7/55) and 257/9 (Amir Jangoo 89, M Belcon 50, Rishaad Harris 45; Yannick Ottley 5/80, D Polius 4/77) vs Clarke Road 268/9 declared (Sean Siloch 103, Y Ottley 82, Dejourn Charles 42; Nathaniel McDavid 5/102). Match Drawn.

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Source: Newsday https://newsday.co.tt/2019/02/12/bhagan-kantasingh-spin-powergen-to-victory/

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