Off-spinner takes all 10 in T&T trials

PORT OF SPAIN -- Sunil Narine, the former West Indies Under-19 spinner captured all 10 wickets on the opening day of a four-day, national trial match here Thursday. Narine, who represented West Indies at the Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2006, finished with the remarkable figures of 21.1-4-55-10. The 20-year-old off-spinner took 10 for 55 for Rayad Emrit’s XI as Samuel Badree’s XI were dismissed for 238 all out at the National Cricket Centre. In reply, Emrit’s XI reached 40 for four.

The Trinidad and Tobago players are preparing for next year’s regional first-class season.

“It was a remarkable performance by young Narine. He bowled superbly and had the patience to go with his guile. This is the first time I am seeing a bowler take all ten wickets in a trial match and this will do a lot for the young bowler,” said Trinidad and Tobago coach Kelvin Williams. “He is one of those bowlers who I think have a very bright future ahead of him and now it is my hope that he continues to realize the enormous potential he has.”