Regional Super50 2017, Group A February 2, 2017

West Indies U-19 hold off Kent, T&T defeat Leeward Islands

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Highlights - T&T produce thrilling turnaround to beat Leewards by 11 runs

West Indies Under-19 held off Kent by 28 runs in a low-scoring contest at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium to record their first win of the Regional Super50. Sent in to bat, West Indies Under-19 were bowled out for 155 in 46.3 overs. They then spun out Kent for 127 in just 34 overs, with 16-year old left-arm spinner Joshua Bishop taking 4 for 44.

Kent were 76 for 2 before Bishop ripped through the middle order. He first dismissed Darren Stevens for 18 in the 18th over, before striking thrice in the 22nd over. Then off the next, Bhaskar Yadram took the first of his three wickets by bowling Matt Coles for a duck, as Kent lost four for three runs to slide from 92 for 3 to 95 for 7.

Captain Sam Northeast, who was at the non-striker's end throughout the mayhem, tried to weather the storm, making 37 before he was ninth man out to Keemo Paul. Yadram then removed tailender Ivan Thomas to end the match with figures of 3 for 6 in five overs, clinching an improbable win.

A 59-run second-wicket partnership between Matthew Patrick and Yadram produced the bulk of the runs for West Indies Under-19. Patrick top-scored with 45 off 79 balls while Yadram's 29 wound up being the third highest total in the match to go along with his three wickets later on in a solid all-round performance.

Trinidad & Tobago produced a tremendous fightback to win a thriller by 11 runs over Leeward Islands at Coolidge. Defending 226, they appeared well out of the game after a 115-run opening stand by Leewards captain Kieran Powell and Montcin Hodge. But the wicket of Powell in the 27th over, stumped after being unable to reach a ball dragged wider outside off stump by left-arm spinner Khary Pierre, sparked a slide which resulted in Leewards losing all ten wickets for 100 runs and slump to their first loss of the tournament.

Pierre struck in the 31st and 35th overs in identical fashion to remove Nkrumah Bonner and Marlon Samuels, both batsmen skipping down the track to clear mid-on, only to miscue them to Rayad Emrit at long-off. Emrit then struck a crucial blow to remove Hodge for 82, producing an edge behind to Denesh Ramdin on a failed attempt to guide a single to third man. Only two other batsmen made double-digits with 16 extras winding up as the next best contribution outside of the openers.

Pierre was named named Man of the Match after finishing with 4 for 40. He induced a leading edge from Jahmar Hamilton for his fourth , and concluded his day with another fine moment at the end of the 46th over, running out Gavin Tonge from long-on with a relay to Ramdin for the ninth wicket with 20 required to win. Shannon Gabriel defeated Jason Campbell's heave across the line in the 49th over to end the match.

Campbell's efforts with the ball went in vain after he had set up the dramatic second innings, taking 5 for 37 with his left-arm spin in the first innings. Nicholas Alexis made 50 at No. 3 for T&T but Imran Khan's 45 not out at No. 6 ensured they batted through the 50 overs. Roger Primus fell in the 39th over to make it 151 for 6 and Khan shepherded T&T's long tail through the final 11 overs before they ended on 226 for 9, which ended up being just enough to secure their third win, putting them just a bonus point behind Leewards for the top spot in Group A.

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  • johnny9784249 on February 4, 2017, 2:17 GMT

    no one is more over rated than "remember the name" carlos brathwaite.

  • Kendel3456385 on February 3, 2017, 23:01 GMT

    @metman... you can't honestly say that leewards has been playing the same cricket as last year. you yourself said that they game has improved alot in an earlier post when they drew with you all In the 4 day tournament. so which is it?? is it that they are strong when they are playing you all ?? or is it that they are weak when they play tnt??

  • Josiah on February 3, 2017, 21:32 GMT

    Pollard and Narine studying PSL. good for them. one of them is an overrated club slogger anyway

  • Michael on February 3, 2017, 20:03 GMT

    johnny865.......the established 4 in WI cricket is Barbados,Jamaica,Guyana and Trinidad and they are known as the Big 4. Where are you living ? your group is the weaker of the two.The Leewards are playing no better than they usually do ,it is only that the first time they came up against one of the established 4 they self destructed just like the Windwards...check the records mate.. of course in the past TnT used to win with home grown talent but as I said before I am referring to Super 50 2017.

  • Kendel3456385 on February 3, 2017, 18:26 GMT

    @metman....TNT always win the super 50 and t20 based on their own talent. and don't say we were handed victory their saw an opening and their grasped it unlike your team who almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. also in this super 50 it has no big 4, because leeward is playing better than most of the others. and Guyana is only strong in the 4 day competition so again as usual just nonsense from u...

  • jarrel0723030 on February 3, 2017, 12:07 GMT

    Well done to T&T. Even though we won I couldn't help but be disappointed in our big players who aren't on the team. Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine are currently at home in T&T playing club cricket for Queens Park. Why not make yourselves available for the team after big bash and help out the youth like Alexis et al. Lendl Simmons and Samuel Badree as well are home in T&T not playing top level cricket. Now we as Trinis can't be mad when these players aren't chosen for WI this year because the super50 is the requirement and they have chosen to make themselves unavailable. I'm starting to question their commitment.

  • Michael on February 3, 2017, 10:02 GMT

    @johnny865......about time the Red Farce make use of homegrown talent to get the better of a team that is known to self destruct and should have known better not to have included one Marlon Samuels in the first place. Samuels is going to play ONE good innings and play act the others just like he did for the WI You said Bds struggled to BEAT Jamaica the other day...all ya didn't struggled to BEAT...all ya were handed victory on a silver platter in clearly a zone that doesn't even have one of the BIG FOUR as opponents.while the other zone has Barbados,Guyana and Jamaica.

  • Michael on February 3, 2017, 9:37 GMT

    Samuels is going to do the SAME thing to the Leewards. This STRANGE character should be playing for himself,at himself , by himself with not a fella in the stands.

  • Speak on February 3, 2017, 5:48 GMT

    WHOA....... I follow a bit of WI cricket especially Trinidad because they have produced some good cricketers from Bishop, Lara, Chanderpaul, to present day Lewis, Narine, Rampaul, Bravo and Gabriel. I noticed this player Ottley is always picked on the team but he has not set the island on fire in anyway judging from his scores. Is he some sort of sure pick .?Why not give another player a chance?

  • megama3812918 on February 3, 2017, 5:16 GMT

    Leewards lacked a cool head in middle, why is peters in team most useles cricketer ever. Beaten by tnt c team.

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