JAMAICA SNAPS TT’s UNBEATEN STREAK IN WEST INDIES RISING STARS U-17 CHAMPIONSHIP
COUVA, Trinidad- Jamaica put a halt on Trinidad and Tobago dominant run in the West Indies Rising Stars Under 17 Championship, when they defeated the home team by 2 runs at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.
All three matches in Round 3 were disturbed by rain, with the match between Barbados and the Leeward Islands being abandoned altogether because of a water-logged outfield, with the Barbadians were on 54/2 after 14 overs.
Trinidad and Tobago won the toss and sent the Jamaicans in for first strike. While Guyana won the toss at Gilbert Park and asked the Windward Islands to bat first. Both decisions came back to haunt the teams as they both lost their matches via the Duckworth/Lewis and Stern method.
At one stage of the match, TT looked to be cruising to victory with smart batting from Rajeev Ramnath and Jeremiah Cruickshank but the loss of wickets at crucial times saw TT fall to an agonizing defeat.
Meanwhile, tight bowling by the Windward Islands meant that Guyana never developed the scoring rate needed to achieve the 150-run target from the allotted 25 overs.
National Cricket Centre- Leeward Islands won the toss and elected to bowl first vs Barbados
BAR- 54/2 (14 overs)
Perryman 19* Clarke 7
Match abandoned because of rain
Brian Lara Cricket Academy- TT won the toss and elected to bowl first vs Jamaica.
JAM- 127/4 (36 overs)
Roberts 65* English 23*
Sankar 2/19 Samlal 1/9
Revised Target: 135
TT 132 all out (36 overs)
Ramnath 46 Cruickshank 34
English 2/12 Thompson 2/23 Lewin 2/26
Jamaica won by 2 runs via DLS Method
Gilbert Park- Guyana won the toss and elected to bowl first vs Windward Islands
WWI- 126/6 (25 overs)
Auguste 38 D. Joseph 31
Revised Target: 150
GUY- 65/7 (25)
Balgobin 27 Nandu 6
Windward Islands won by 84 runs via DLS Method