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UWI T20 kicks off

For Release Upon Receipt - January 5, 2015

St. Augustine

Merry Boys first to qualify for the semi-finals, defeating Defence Force on Saturday 

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – The UWI T20 National Competition got off to a great start this past Saturday, January 3. Club Crusoe (of Tobago) qualify to meet Merry Boys in Semi-final 1 this Thursday 8th January at 6.30pm. The results following matches played yesterday, Sunday January 4, are as follows:  

Match 1 - UTT defeated Esmeralda 

Esmeralda 93/9 in 20 overs 

Kwasi Alfred 22, Keith Rock 13 n.o., Teshawn Castro 13 

Ronell Scotland 3/23, Johann Lezama 2/12, Nicholas Brown 2/23 

UTT 94/4 in 18.4 overs 

Vishal Maharaj 30, Nicholas Brown 27, Brandon Narinesingh 16 

Akeem Mollon 2/8, Keon Isaac 1/19 

Man of the Match - Nicholas Brown 


Match 2 - Club Crusoe destroyed UTT 

Club Crusoe 172/7 in 20 overs 

Marcus Daniel 73 n.o., Rachard Forde 28, Navin Stewart 25 

Brandon Narinesingh 2/13, Jimel Boyce 2/48 

UTT 124/9 in 20 overs 

Nicholas Brown 37, Vishal Maharaj 21 

Marcus Daniel 2/12, Selvin Duncan 2/25 

Man of the Match - Marcus Daniel 


Match 3 - Esmeralda beat Club Crusoe by 11 runs on Duckworth-Lewis method 

Club Crusoe - 171/6 in 20 overs 

Navin Stewart 43, Zard Clarke 30, Marcus Daniel 27 

Akheem Mollon 2/15, Bryan Boodram 2/29 

Esmeralda - 101/3 in 11.2 overs 

Teshawn Castro 50, Kwasi Alfred 15 n.o., Richard Ali 15 

Marcus Daniel 1/13, Zard Clarke 1/15 

Man of the Match - Teshawn Castro 


On Saturday, the results were as follows: 

Match 1 - Merry Boys first to qualify for the semi-finals, defeating Defence Force  

DF - 89/6 in 20 overs 

K. Gonzales 35, Devon Charles 20, Atiba Allert 3/7, Kastri Singh 2/21 

MerryBoys - 92/2 in 12.2 overs 

William Perkins 33, Mario Belcon 21, K. Rawlins 1/4 

Man of the Match - Atiba Allert 


Match 2 - UWICC lost to Defence Force 

UWICC - 100 all out in 20 overs 

Antonio Alleyne 22, Ryan Ruben 15*, Wasim Ali 15 

K. Gonzales 3/16, A. Jagassar 2/24 

DF - 101/1 in 19.2 overs 

David Adams 49*, Devon Charles 26, Aron Maharaj 1/16 

Man of the Match - K. Gonzales 


Match 3 - Merry Boys beat UWICC 

MerryBoys - 126/6 in 17 overs 

J. Sookdeo 44*, William Perkins 40 

Ryan Churaman 2/14, Kevon Cooper 2/17, Daron Cruickshank 2/22 

UWICC - 93/7 in 17 overs 

Daron Cruickshank 17, Ryan Ruben 16, Aneil Kanhai 5/16 

Man of the Match - Aneil Kanhai 


Today, Munroe Road faces Caldrac at 10am, followed by Moosai Sports vs Caldrac at 2pm and Munroe Road vs Moosai Sports at 6pm. 


The 2015 tournament has twelve teams, playing a preliminary round, quarterfinal round and semi-final round with undefeated teams progressing to the final, for a cash prize of TT$30,000. There are cash prizes for all teams progressing beyond the preliminary round, and prizes for man-of-the-match, “big sixes” and special bowling performances. 

The tournament, which has the full support of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board, is being played over eight days and will feature three double headers and two triple headers. All matches take place at the Sir Frank Worrell Cricket Ground of the UWI Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC). 


About The UWI 

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website: 

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)