T&T Red Force wins Super50 title

Cricket with Dalchand Bissoon

Jason Mohammed – scores undefeated 117.
Jason Mohammed – scores undefeated 117.

Trinidad & Tobago Red Force defeated Guyana Jaguars by 135 runs in the final of the Nagico Super50 tournament and claimed their 11th regional one-day crown last Sunday at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain.

Red Force scored 200 for eight wickets in their 50 overs with Jason Mohammed scoring a brilliant undefeated 117 which included 11 fours and five sixes, his maiden regional one-day century that helped his side to a competitive total after being at one stage 96 for five wickets.

The only other batsmen to reach double figures were opener Jeremy Solozano with 21, skipper Rayad Emrit at 12 not out and Dwayne Bravo with 10. Veerasammy Permaul took three for 22 and Paul Wintz and Royston Crandon took two wickets each.

The Jaguars in reply collapsed from 36 without loss to 65 all out from 23.5 overs with opener Trevon Griffith topscoring with 31 from 28 balls with six fours, the only batsman to reach double figures.

West Indies mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine grabbed six wickets for nine runs from eight overs and was assisted by Jason Mohammed and Dwayne Bravo who chipped in with two wickets each.

Players of the match were Jason Mohammed and Sunil Narine.

“”Leading the country to a title, that feeling is always up there. We haven’t won a title in some years now besides the T20,” said Captain Rayad Emrit.

Jaguars Captain Christopher Barnwell said his side’s batting never clicked but noted that Narine had made the difference in the outcome.

In the two semi-finals played last week, Jaguars defeated Jamaica Franchise and Red Force defeated Combined Campuses & Colleges.

Final points table: In Group B – Guyana Jaguars nine, Combined Campuses & Colleges eight, Windward Islands six and Barbados Pride two.

In Group B – T&T Red Force 14, Jamaica Franchise 10, Leeward Islands five and West Indies Under-19s zero.