Heavy rain Friday has forced the postponement of the 2017 Courts Inter-Club semi-final clash between Progressive Sports Club and Nazarite Sports Club at the National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Couva.
Tournament director Dudnath Ramkeesoon said that due to the consistent rainfall the game has been put back to June 21 at the same venue. The following day June 22, the fourth and final quarter-final game between C&B of Tobago and Woodland Sports will come off at the Cyd Gray Sporting Complex, Roxborough.
The winner of this match will play Hermitage Youth Organisation (HYO) in the second semi-finals at a date to be decided. This match was put back due to problems with flights to Tobago.
HYO meanwhile, got into the semi-finals after an epic 1-run win over Marchin Patriots in their quarter-final clash. After amassing a meagre 115 for eight of their 20 overs, the HYO boys were expected to lose against the experienced Marchin Patriots team. The game came down to the last ball with Patriots needing two runs. At least a single would have pushed the game into a ‘super over’ but it was not to be as Param Rampersad the former T&T youth player and Comets batsman, got dismissed. HYO ran away winners by just one-run and will be looking to go all the way after that escape. The stars of the show for HYO were their bowlers in the form of Shazard Manshoor 2/19, Brian Deosaran 2/20 and Javed Mohammed 2/25.
At the NCC: HYO 115/8 (20) (Leonardo Julien 22, Javed Mohammed 22, Teshawn Castro 3/31, Roshan Parag 2/7) vs Marchin Patriots 114 all out (2ovs) (Param Rampersad 28, Teshawn Castro 19, Shazard Manshoor 2/19, Brian Deosaran 2/20, Javed Mohammed 2/25) – HYO won by 1 run.