TT U-16 cricketers beaten by Australia

Trinidad & Tobago Newsday article.

Sydney, Australia - The Trinidad and Tobago Invitational Under-16 cricket team fell to a five-wicket defeat to hosts Australia counterparts in Sunday’s 50-over match at the Bradman Oval, Bowral, Sydney.

Trinidad and Tobago were restricted to 247 in their allotted 50 overs, while Australia replied with 250 runs for five wickets in 49.5 overs.

TT openers Keagan Simmons (nephew of national and West Indies player Lendl Simmons) and Jordan Warner put on a 60-run stand before Simmons was dismissed for 22.

Warner was out for 37, inclusive of five fours, while Amir Jangoo fell for 15 and captain Kirstan Kallicharan (14). 

But Siaba Batoosingh led a late order rally with a stroke-filled 67, with four boundaries and two sixes, while Grenadian all-rounder Darel Cyrus made 40 for the Caribbean outfit.

Jim May led the Australian scoring with 79 as they reached their target off the penultimate ball of the match. 

Trinidad and Tobago are due to play India today. 

First Published In The Trinidad & Tobago Newsday.

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 01:13