Guyanese Travis Blyden was in ripping form on Saturday, scoring a century in his first match of Trinidad and Tobago East North East three day league for his new team University of the West Indies (UWI) against Sandre Grande’s Dreadnoughts Cricket Club.
Playing at home at the Sir Frank Worrell Ground, UWI St. Augustine the right handed batsman, who signed on to the team as player/ coach, was instrumental for his team on the first day as he stroked 103 runs which included 14 boundaries.
This came after UWI won the toss in weather conducive for cricket and decided took first strike.
Blyden, who formerly represented Rahamut’s Evergreen as their captain and overseas professional guided his team to a commanding total of 316-6 at close on day one. He was supported by opener Keron Thomas, who made an attractive 63 runs with 10 boundaries and Jasbour Findly who contributed 38 runs. The two over-night batsmen are Akim Chandler on a quick-fire unbeaten 47 and seven boundaries and Christanja Carey with 24 not out.
The pick of the bowlers for Dreadnoughts was Jewan Ramroop with 2-56, Andell Ruiz 1/23 and Keron Joseph 1/74.
Play is scheduled to continue on February 4 at the same venue.