T&T wrap up easy 10-wicket win over CCC
Port of Spain, Trinidad, (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago needed just 34 deliveries to complete an emphatic ten wicket win over Combined Campuses and Colleges here Monday evening.
Resuming on the final day of their fifth round contest in the Regional Four-Day Championship chasing a target of just 24 for victory, openers Evin Lewis (12 not out) and Adrian Barath (7) formalised the result with little fanfare.
The left-handed Lewis struck a four and a six off debutant fast bowler Jermaine Levy to hasten the end for CCC.
For their efforts, T&T picked up 20 points while CCC managed just two.
On Sunday’s penultimate day, Shacaya Thomas’s second consecutive hundred and half-centuries from Chadwick Walton and Kyle Corbin lifted CCC to 330 all out in their second innings in the day/night affair at Queen’s Park Oval.
Thomas, who slammed 176 against Guyana in the last round, hit 116 while Walton chipped in with a typically robust 73 and Corbin, an enterprising 65.
However, left-arm spinner Ricky Jaipaul picked up four for 56 and leg-spinner Imran Khan captured three for 97, to leave T&T with a meagre total for victory on the final day.
Earlier Sunday, CCC were dismissed for 144 in their first innings after resuming at 142 for eight, conceding a first innings lead of 307 runs. All-rounder Raymon Reifer, unbeaten on 49 overnight, finished on 51 not out.
Khan was once against among the wickets with four for 25.
Thomas and Anthony Alleyne (24) then put on 61 for the first wicket as CCC flourished, before Thomas partnered with Corbin to add a further 121 for the second wicket.
The right-handed Thomas faced 189 balls in four hours at the crease and struck ten fours and two sixes, before falling with the score on 242.
With no runs added, captain Steven Jacobs perished without scoring but Walton took up the mantle, four fours and four sixes off just 111 balls, to extend CCC’s fightback.
Trinidad & Tobago 1st Innings: 451/8 Declared (116.5 Overs). Jason Mohammed 220, Rayad Emrit* 100, Evin Lewis 26, Adrian Barath 12; Raymon Reifer 20-4-65-3, Steven Jacobs 11.5-2-52-2, Kavem Hodge 9-2-24-1, Akeem Dewar 15-1-73-1.
Combined Campuses & Colleges 1st Innings: 144 All Out (57.5 Overs). Raymon Reifer 51*, Steven Jacobs* 26, Anthony Alleyne 16, Kyle Corbin 14; Imran Khan 10.5-2-24-4, Shannon Gabriel 13-6-25-2, Amit Jaggernauth 13-2-30-1, Kieron Pollard 3-1-13-1.
Combined Campuses & Colleges 2nd Innings: 330 All Out (95.4 Overs). Shacaya Thomas 116, Chadwick Walton+ 73, Kyle Corbin 65, Anthony Alleyne 24; Ricky Jaipaul 22-4-56-4, Imran Khan 29.4-3-97-3, Jason Mohammed 12-2-31-2, Kieron Pollard 3-0-7-1.
Trinidad & Tobago 2nd Innings: 24/0 (5.3 Overs). Evin Lewis 11*, Adrian Barath 7*; Ryan Austin 2.3-0-6-0, Jermaine Levy 3-0-13-0.
Trinidad & Tobago won by 10 wickets