Simmons leads T&T to Under-15 glory
St Elizatbeth, Jamaica - Trinidad and Tobago were crowned champions of the Regional Under 15 cricket competition which concluded in Jamaica on Friday.
Trinidad secured the title after defeating host Jamaica by seven wickets in their final round match at Manchester High.
Keagan Simmons smashed an unbeaten 96 to lead the chase as the visitors got home safely at 165 for three.
Sachin Seecharan supported with a knock of 37.
The Trinidadians and the Jamaicans were locked in keen battle and raising the hopes for the second placed contenders Windward Islands of title honours in the event of a victory over Leewards. Courtesy CMC
Here are the details:
AT MANCHESTER HIGH - Jamaica v T&T
Keagan Simmons hit a mature, unbeaten 96 to lead Trinidad & Tobago to the Regional Under-15 Championship on Day 2, giving T&T the double. T&T's victory comes mere weeks after the Red Force won the Regional Under 17 title.
The victory though had to be well earned by the boys in red. Jamaica started Day 2 on 85/2, owing 32 runs on deficit. Thanks to Dominik Samuels' patient knock of 74, which included nine boundaries, the Jamaicans were able to bat out much of their second innings.
Rawin Senior also chipped in with 25 as Jamaica ended their second innings on 196/8, setting T&T 165 runs for victory. Emilo Gopaul took five wickets for the Trinis. By the start of T&T's chase, it was clear the Trinis needed nothing short of a win, as the Windwards had momentarily gone above them in the point standings after defeating the Leeward Islands.
T&T got a solid start from openers Keegan Simmons and Aaron Mairam, who put on 41 runs for the first wicket. However, therafter, the Red Force would receive a minor scare, as two quick wickets fell to leave them on 60/3. However, Simmons' mature knock from 168 balls guided the Trinis to a comfortable victory in the end.
Simmons found a good partner in Sachin Seecharan, who stood with his colleague to the finish, ending on 38 not out. T&T won the Regional Under-15 by seven wickets.
Jamaica 1st Innings (75)
Trinidad & Tobago 1st Innings (107/9)
Jamaica 2nd Innings
Rashjni Roye LBW Gopaul 30
Richard McIntosh LBW Kallicharan 19
Dominik Samules b Gopaul 74
Rawin Senior LBW Kistow 25
Brad Barnes c Simmons b Gopaul 7
Jevor Royal c Sutherland b Gopaul 2
Shalomel Pernell b Gopaul 19
Ian Spence Not Out 4
Aaron Burrell Run Out (Gopaul) 1
Did not bat...
Total: 196/8 (60 Overs)
Extras: (8B, 7LB) 15
Trinidad & Tobago 2nd Innings Bowling: Amrit Kistow 9-1-28-1, Joel Sutherland 13-3-39-0, Kirstan Kallicharan 8-1-29-1, Emilo Gopaul 20-3-61-5, Saiba Batoosingh 3-1-6-0, Sachin Seecharan 7-2-18-0
Trinidad & Tobago 2nd Innings (Target; 165)
Keegan Simmonds Not Out 96
Aaron Mairam st Roye b Senior 13
Kirstan Kallicharan c McIntosh b Senior 7
Saiba Batoosingh b Spence 0
Sachin Seecharan Not Out 38
Total: 165/3 (53.3 Overs)
Extras: (2B, 5LB, 3NB, 1WD) 11
Jamaica 2nd Innings Bowling: Michel Harriott 12-3-37-0, Shalomel Pernell 5-1-7-0, Brad Barnes 9-0-26-0, Ian Spence 13-1-34-1, Rawin Senior 9-0-35-2, Dominik Samules 2-0-9-0, Nkala Tracey 1-0-5-0, Jevor Royal 2.3-0-5-0
Result: Trinidad & Tobago won by 7 wickets & the tournament
Toss: Trinidad & Tobago won the toss and elected to field
Umpires: Mohamed Bakash & Guyanand Sukhdeo
Match Referee: Dudley Bryan
AT TREASURE BEACH - Leewards v Windwards
Shane Roberts made light work of the Leeward Islands on the second and final day of the final round of matches as the Windwards eased to victory by an innings.
The Windwards having built up a first innings lead of 91 runs, the Leewards started Day 2 already struggling to overhaul the Windwards' first innings total in their second turn at the crease on 38/5.
Needing another 53 runs to make the Windwards bat again, the Leewards collapsed to 74 all out, falling 17 runs short off their target. Roberts was the main destroyer of the innings, taking 5-27. Alick Athanaze narrowly missed out on a five-for, taking 4-23.
The Windwards wrapped up victory quite early in the morning, gaining their 12 points for the win and overhauling T&T on the points standings. However, they had to wait for the game at Manchester High to be completed to know if they had done enough to win the title.
They needed Jamaica to win, or at least take a draw off T&T for them to win the title. However, the Trinis were too strong for Jamaica, and the Windwards finished second place.
Leeward Islands 1st Innings (80)
Windward Islands 1st Innings (171)
Leeward Islands 2nd Innings
Zawandi White L.B.W. Anthanaze 15
Joshua Grant L.B.W. Roberts 1
Michael Lewis b Roberts 0
Dimitri Adams* b Roberts 2
Javani Tyson b Anthanaze 12
Jerelius Louis c Singh Roberts 3
Jemuel Cabey c Stewart b Roberts 0
N'Cosie George+ c Charles b Anthanaze 10
Tassilo Allen NOT OUT 14
Marcus Duberry bSingh 0
Trevor Hanley b Anthanaze 4
Total: 74 All Out (29 Overs)
Extras: (4B, 2NB, 7WD) 13
Windward Islands 2nd Innings Bowling: Shane Roberts 11-2-27-5, Narun Singh 2-0-6-1, Alick Anthanaze 10-3-23-4, Johnell Eugene 1-0-6-0, Nick Elibox 5-1-8-0
Result: Windward Islands won by an innings and 17 runs
Toss: Leeward Islands won the toss and elected to bat
Umpires: Christopher Wright & Athol Hamilton
Match Referee: Randolph Nelson
AT MANLEY HORNE - Barbados v Guyana
Guyana made light work of Barbados on the second and final day, winning by nine wickets to finish third. The Guyanese bowlers had done much of the hard work on Day 1, reducing Barbados to 83/7 at stumps.
That was a lead of 35 runs with just three wickets remaining. Barbados didn't put up any resistance on the final day, collapsing to 102 all out, leaving Guyana with 55 runs for victory.
The Guyanese openers in Adrian Sukwah and Raymond Perez put on a 51-run opening stand in next to no time to lead Guyana's charge to victory. When Sukwah was out for 21, captain, Bhaskar Yadram, only came in to hit the winning runs. Perez finished unbeaten on 28 as Guyana got to 55/1, winning by 9 wickets.
Barbados 1st Innings (100)
Guyana 1st Innings (148/7)
Barbados 2nd Innings
Daniel Chesham b Luknauth 1
Joshua Corbin b Mohamed 6
Limar Pierce c Persaud b Luknauth 16
Shaquane Cave c Perez b Hathiramani 8
Michael Stuart+ c Perez b Hathiramani 18
Nagee Holder* b Hathiramani 17
Jordan Jones b Luknauth 9
Joshua Bishop L.B.W. Luknauth 0
Reniel Smith Run Out (Perez) 4
Jarion Hoyte b Luknauth 5
Kemar Burrowes NOT OUT 3
Total: 102 All Out (52 Overs)
Extras: (8B, 6LB, 1WD) 15
Guyana 2nd Innings Bowling: Ronaldo Mohamed 6-0-19-1, Richie Luknauth 26-12-29-5, Sagar Hathiramani 20-3-40-3
Guyana 2nd Innings (Target; 55)
Adrian Sukwah+ c Stuart b Bishop 21
Raymond Perez NOT OUT 28
Bhaskar Yadram* NOT OUT 2
Total: 55/1 (13.4 Overs)
Extras: (1B, 3NB) 4
Barbados 2nd Innings Bowling: Nagee Holder 5-0-20-0, Jarion Hoyte 5-1-20-0, Joshua Bishop 2-0-3-1, Kemar Burrowes 1.4-0-11-0
Result: Guyana won by 9 wickets
Toss: Guyana won the toss and elected to field
Umpires: Christopher Taylor & Norman Malcolm
Match Referee: Cecil Fletcher
Final Points Standings (Post Round V)