SUPER50: Phillip, Webster hand Guyana Jaguars first defeat


T&T Red Force con­tin­ued their im­pres­sive start to the 2019 Colo­nial Med­ical In­sur­ance Su­per50 Cup when they de­feat­ed Guyana Jaguars by six wick­ets in their sec­ond match at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain on Sat­ur­day night.

Tion Web­ster cracked 87 to lead the rout as the Red Force made light work of Guyana’s score of 187-9.

Young pac­er An­der­son Phillip al­so ad­ver­tised his skill for all to see in the Jaguars’ in­nings, as he grabbed four wick­ets for 44 runs in an in­spir­ing spell to peg back the vis­i­tors at the end of 43rd over, af­ter the match was cut down due to a two-hour rain de­lay.

The in­form Je­re­my Solozano, who scored 102 not out in the open­er against the Wind­wards on Thurs­day, then pounced on the vis­i­tors’ bowl­ing ear­ly to give Red Force a good start. He scored 39 off 55 balls with four fours and fea­tured in an open­ing stand of 124 in 18 overs with team­mate Web­ster.

When Solozano left it was all up to Web­ster, who smoked 87 off 60 balls with three six­es and 11 fours. Web­ster, who was not se­lect­ed by his fran­chise Bar­ba­dos Pride, is on loan to the Red Force.

At the end to bring home the win in­side 36 overs was Dar­ren Bra­vo, who fol­lowed his un­beat­en cen­tu­ry in the first game with 26 not out.

Ear­li­er, with the weath­er around T&T Red Force won the toss and de­cid­ed to field first.

Guyana was un­der ear­li­er pres­sure with the loss of Tag­nar­ine Chan­der­paul (7) just be­fore the rain in­ter­rupt­ed the Guyana in­nings and the ag­gres­sive Chan­dra­paul Hem­raj (21) went soon af­ter the restart.

The T&T slow bowlers were the ones to put the brake in the ear­ly piece and with quick runs need­ed to post a sig­nif­i­cant score, An­der­son ripped the vis­i­tors apart. The work of spin­ners Ja­son Mo­hammed, with 1-12 off five overs and Yan­nick Ot­t­ley, 1-14 off six overs, was sig­nif­i­cant in sti­fling the Guyanese out­fit. Their com­bined work of 11 overs for 26 runs and two wick­ets was spe­cial on the slow Oval track.

Most of the Guyana play­ers got starts but could not con­tin­ue and this led to an over­all slop­py dis­play and a score that is woe­ful­ly short against an in­form bat­ting team like the Red Force.

Jonathan Foo, dust­ed out and brought back in­to the fold, got 36 with two six­es and two fours. He and Ra­maal Lewis, with 28 runs from 17 balls, threat­ened to post a com­pet­i­tive score but their am­bi­tions were cut short by Phillip and the runout route. (T&T Guardian)


A tidy all-round performance from Akeem Jordan got defending champions Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners back on track in the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup on Saturday.

The Marooners earned bragging rights over fierce territorial rivals Barbados Pride with a tension-filled, four-wicket win in a low-scoring, day/night, Group A game at Warner Park to rebound from a depressing opening day loss against hosts Leeward Islands Hurricanes.

SUMMARY: Barbados Pride 172 (Jonathon Carter 42, Nicholas Kirton 42, Akeem Jordan 4-21, Larry Joseph 3-25) v CCC Marooners 173-6 (Akshaya Persaud 51*, Sadique Henry 30, Jordan 29, Ashley Nurse 2-29, Chemar Holder 2-30)

And West Indies Emerging Players defeated USA by six wickets to record their first win of the season.

SUMMARY: USA 109 (Nisarg Patel 32, Elmore Hutchinson 18, Ashmead Nedd 3-12, Dominic Drakes 3-17) v WI Emerging Players 110-4 (Joshua Da Silva 62*, Yannick Cariah 24*)

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