The Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners pulled off a sensation one-wicket victory over the Guyana Jaguars with Christopher Powell hitting a boundary off the penultimate ball of the match to take his side home.
Set a small target of 172 runs, the Marooners struggled in their chase, consistently losing wickets along the way. Paul Palmer kept up the inning with a patient knock of 32 from 94 balls but once he went, the Marooners slipped back into trouble.
With a tense finish in sight, Ravmon and Christopher Powell took the Marooners to within touching distance of victory. Powell hit an aggressive 31 from 30 balls but it would be Christopher that turned out to be the hero.
With the Marooners needing 11 runs from the last over, Ryan Austin edged a boundary and then scrambled to Christopher Powell on strike. Raymon Reifer could not hold his nerves, delivering three wides during the last six balls of the match. With CCC needing three runs from two balls to win, Powell slammed the penultimate ball straight of long-on that beat the fielder’s dive.
Earlier, the Guyana Jaguars limped to 171/9 from their 50 overs. The Marooners bowled tightly and the batsmen were slow out of the starting blocks. The innings only picked up when Veerasammy Permaul (29*) and Anthony Bramble (20) met nearing the end of the innings.
At the top of the order, Royston Crandon top scored for the Jaguars with 39 while West Indies batsman, Shivnarine Chanderpaul made a patient 33 but fell to a frustrating shot that only managed to make height and reach the non-striker’s end.
Ravmon Powell was the most impressive CCC bowler while also being the pick, taking 3-20. Two of his three wickets came from his first two balls of his first spell. He didn’t get the hatrick but bowled solidly throughout the innings.
Guyana Jaguars Innings: 171/9 (50 Overs). Royston Crandon 39, Shivnarine Chanderpaul 33, Veerasammy Permaul 29*, Rajindra Chandrika 26; Ravmon Powell 10-1-20-3, Keron Mayers 7-1-27-2, K Cottoy 10-0-45-2, Christopher Powell 9-1-40-1.
Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners Innings: . Paul Palmer 32, Ravmon Powell 31, Christopher Powell 27*, Kyle Hope 16; Davendra Bishoo 10-1-19-2, Paul Wintz 7-0-26-2, Royston Crandon 10-0-30-1, Veerasammy Permaul 10-2-43-1.
CCC Marooners won by 1 wicket