Port of Spain, Trinidad - The Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners pulled off a sensational 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 innings 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 hat-trick but bowled solidly throughout the innings.
R Chandrika b R Powell 26
T Griffith c C Walton b C Powell 2
R Reifer b K Cottoy 7
S Chanderpaul c & b R Powell 33
C Barnwell* c C Walton b R Powell 0
R Crandon c P Palmer b K Mayers 39
S Jacobs c C Walton b K Cottoy 2
A Bramble+ b K Mayers 20
V Permaul not out 29
D Bishoo run out (C Walton) 0
P Wintz not out 2
Total: 171/9 (50 Overs)
Extras: (0nb 10w 1lb 0b 0pen) 11
Fall of Wickets: 1-18, 2-33, 3-45, 4-45, 5-99, 6-113, 7-122, 8-166, 9-167.
Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners Bowling: K Mayers 7-1-27-2, C Powell 9-1-40-1, R Austin 10-2-25-0, K Hodge 4-0-13-0, K Cottoy 10-0-45-2, R Powell 10-1-20-3.
CCC Marooners (Target; 172)
C Walton*+ run out (R Crandon) 7
S Thomas c A Bramble b P Wintz 1
K Hope LBW P Wintz 16
P Palmer LBW D Bishoo 32
K Hodge run out(R Crandon) 1
C Burton LBW V Permaul 8
K Mayers c C Barnwell b R Crandon 15
R Powell c Bramble b Barnwell 31
K Cottoy LBW Bishoo 5
C Powell not out 27
R Austin not out 4
Total: 173/9 (49.5 Overs)
Extras: (0nb 19w 3lb 4b 0pen) 26
Fall of Wickets: 1-10, 2-15, 3-39, 4-44, 5-60, 6-95, 7-95, 8-112, 9-160.
Guyana Jaguars Bowling: P Wintz 7-0-26-2, S Jacobs 10-2-21-0, V Permaul 10-2-43-1, R Crandon 10-0-30-1, D Bishoo 10-1-19-2, R Reifer 1.5-0-22-0, C Barnwell 1-0-5-1.
Result: CCC Marooners won by 1 wicket
Umpires: Patrick Gustard & Joel Wilson
3rd Umpire: Leslie Reifer
Standby Umpire: Kellman Kowlessar
Match Referee: Michael Ragoonath