Argentina undefeated on Day 1

Fri, Aug 15, 2014 5:06 AM

Argentina undefeated on Day 1
Marinozzi cracks ton in crushing defeat

Suriname and Cayman Islands also mark there territory with a win a piece

The U19 Division 2 Championship commenced in the Bahamas today which saw Argentina, Cayman Islands and Suriname make the trip to Nassau, with promotion to Division 1 hanging in the balance.

The 'home of cricket' in Nassau, Haynes Oval, saw hosts Bahamas go down to neighbors Cayman Islands in a fairly one-sided affair. Fielding a young, energetic squad the Bahamas could only manage 37 from 16.2 overs. Cayman Islands came out swinging and reached the required target in the 4th over. Revaughn Johnson claimed man of the match honors with 3 wickets for 0 runs.

The morning game at Windsor Park between Argentina and Suriname came right down to the wire. Suriname posted a solid total of 128, but not even their well-rounded bowling attack comprised of Holder, Smith, Singh, Persaud and Nathoor could keep wicket-keeper batsman Tomas Marinozzi and fellow opener Juan Tissera contained. The boys from Argentina finished up victorious by 4 wickets. However, not all the glory went to the batsman with opening bowler Lorenzo Altuzarra crowned man of the match for his 3 wickets haul.

The Argentinian openers, Marinozzi and Tissera were sent into bat in Game 2 by the Bahamas and went on to average 13 an over, posting a massive 260. Along with Marinozzi's unbeaten century, Tissera whacked an impressive 34 from one over. In a vastly improved batting performance it was great to see the young Bohemian side scrape for every run and although it didn't show on the scoreboard it was a tough effort from the boys.

The afternoon game between Cayman Islands and Suriname was a free-flowing affair with plenty of boundaries by both teams. Cayman Islands won the toss and elected to bat with Edward Bodden top scoring with 52, comprising 3 sixes and 5 fours, and setting a total of 101 for Suriname to chase. The Suriname openers, Hemradj Basropansingh and Kishan Singh, got off to a flying start and were 0-40 off 4 overs. Losing Basropansingh in the nineties Suriname ended up cruising to victory with 4.5 overs remaining.

Tomorrow's sees Haynes Oval hosts Bahamas and Suriname in the morning with Argentina and Suriname in the afternoon, while Cayman Islands plays both Argentina and the Bahamas at Windsor Park tomorrow.

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