Leeward Islands Trinidad & Tobago match ends in no result

FRIENDSHIP, Barbados (CMC) – Rain and unfit conditions brought a premature close between Trinidad & Tobago and Leeward Islands in the TCL Group West Indies Under-19 limited-overs competition on Wednesday.

When rain prompted the umpires to abandon the remainder of play about an hour before the scheduled close, Trindad & Tobago, chasing a revised target of 156 runs from 26 overs for victory, were on the ropes at 41 for three from 8.5 overs in their second round match at the Yorkshire Sports Club.

Leeward Islands’ fast bowler Adelvin Phillip had made early inroads into the Trinidad & Tobago batting, when he removed Trinidad & Tobago captain Adrian Barath for 22, Evin Lewis for two, and Nicholas Alexis for duck to end with three wickets for 14 runs from four overs.

But the last of four stoppages for rain left the outfield waterlogged and left the umpires with little or no choice to call it quits.

Earlier, Leeward Islands, choosing to bat, posted 173 for six from 34.4 overs in between the showers, after sliding to 67 for four.

The dismissal of Opener Chesney Hughes was an early setback, when he went for 10, but Trinidad & Tobago removed Leeward Islands captain Kieran Powell, Kadeem Phillip, and Sherwin Peters cheaply.

Wicketkeeper/batsman Jamal Hamilton linked up with Kejel Tyson and steadied the ship with an important 53-run, fifth -wicket stand off 72 balls.

Tyson hit seven fours in the top score of 48 from 67 balls, and Hamilton struck two boundaries in 31 from 43 balls.

But Tyson was dismissed as the Leewards’ batsmen dodged the showers and Hamilton followed soon after leaving Kenroy David  to beef the total up with 30 not out from 36 balls.

Left-arm orthodox spinner Yannic Ottley was the most successful Trinidad & Tobago bowler with two for 21 from five overs.

Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana meet in the final match of Group-B on Friday with the winner moving on to the Final against Barbados or Jamaica carded for Saturday at Banks Brewery.