Courts Orange Field Sports Club has emerged champions of the Premiership II Division 50-Overs cricket tournament with an easy 45-run victory against Hafeez Karamath Limited (HKL) Aranguez Sports on Wednesday at the Monroe Road Recreation Ground.
Shemroy Barrington was adjudged “Man-of-the-Match” in the day-night final with an outstanding all–round performance as Orange Field chalked up 179 all out in 41 overs, and dismissed HKL Aranguez for 134 in 37.3 overs.
Orange Field, promoted this season from the North-Central Championship Division, was indebted to Barrington who stroked an invaluable 62 runs, and then took two wickets when Aranguez batted to ensure silverware for his team in their debut season in the Premiership II ranks.
Also, making a significant contribution to the Orange Field cause was allrounder Derone Davis who made a well-played 54 and grabbed three wickets for 35 runs in his allotted ten overs. Davis also walked away with the best fieldsman award.
The most successful bowler for HKL Aranguez was Sarfraz Lalloo who claimed five wickets for 33 runs which earned him the best bowler award but his fine effort was not backed up his team’s batters who fell short of the required target.
Only Khadeem Williams (24) and Earnil Ryan (20) made any substantial contribution to their total as Davis, along with Barrington made batting difficult. Also, working in tandem to restrict Aranguez were Vickram Maloram, and Vishan Jagessar who took two wickets apiece.
President of Courts Orange Field, Allan Ramjass expressed his satisfaction with his team’s progress which he said is a continuation of their winning ways since dominating the Central Zone, and North/Central Championship competitions which led to their elevation to Premiership II Division this season.
He was appreciative of the sponsorship offered by Courts which he said enabled the team to field its best combination against opponents who were more experienced and had better resources at their disposal.
Ramjass said Courts Orange Field has now set its eyes on the league competition since they hold a chance to catch leaders Queen’s Park II as the competition comes to a close. They face Moosai Sports in their final match.
He said Orange Field were one of just two Premiership II teams which qualified for the recent Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board T20 Festival, along with Cane Farm. Both teams progressed to the quarter-finals of the tournament which was won by Merry Boys of Premiership I.
“We have a very good unit with Barrington, Davis and Stephan Wharwood as our leading batters. Our allrounders Atiba Alert, Devendra Krishna and Vishan Jagessar have also provided the penetration and consistency to keep us in the hunt for titles,” said Ramjass.
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COURTS Orange Field, winners of the TTCB Premiership II 50-Overs cricket competition with victory over HKL Aranguez Sports in the final on Wednesday at Monroe Road, Cunupia.