SAINT KITTS — The first century to be scored in Zone B of the NAGICO Super 50 Tournament came from Guyana Jaguar’s Assad Fudadin who knocked an impressive 104 not out at the Warner Park in St. Kitts on Sunday against the Combined Colleges and Campuses (CCC) Marooners.
That propelled the Jaguars to a 5 wicket win over the CCC Marooners in the final match of the 6th round of the NAGICO Super 50 tournament in St. Kitts, and cemented the Jaguars place in the semi-finals to be held in Trinidad and Tobago. Fudadin was clinical and ferocious hitting 3 sixes and 9 fours in the process, which continues his impressive form in this tournament and he will be one to watch in the semi-final round. Marooners scored 254 for 7 in the first innings with Rouman Powell scoring 51 and Anthony Alleyne 57.
In response Guyana Jaguars cracked 255 for 5. Jaguars Captain Leon Johnson aided Fudadin with 57 runs. Raymon Reifer scored 2 for 44 in 8 overs and also had 2 maiden overs for the Marooners. More pressure could have been applied to the Jaguars, but poor fielding by the Marooners allowed the Jaguars to play their way to victory.
The Jaguars have been the more consistent team in Zone B and pundits expect them to create waves in Trinidad later this week for the semis. Jaguars coach Eusan Crandon is pleased with their performance in this round of the competition. “I think we put it together today; just a bit disappointing the way some of our batters got out; two run outs in the process.
Must give credit to the bowlers, I mean, a good batting track—250—was very satisfied with that in the first half,” he said. “All in all we are very happy. We are heading to Trinidad full of confidence.” Crandon was also full of praises for Fudadin. “He actually won the game for us there. He is a seasoned player, he played well,” he said.
There was a much improved turnout at the Warner Park Sunday as a group of cricket fans, mostly Guyanese from Nevis, journeyed to St. Kitts to watch the match. NAGICO Chairman Imran McSood, a cricket enthusiast, personally sponsored the trip for 200 fans to and from St. Kitts especially for this game.