Regional Super50 2017, Group A February 10, 2017

Windward Islands, Trinidad & Tobago score sizeable victories

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Highlights - Windwards cruise past Kent by six wickets

Windward Islands recorded a comfortable six-wicket win over Kent at Coolidge in their final match of the Regional Super50. Kavem Hodge, who had spent most of the tournament batting at No. 6 for Windwards, struck his maiden List A fifty after being promoted to open the batting to chase Kent's 205.

Hodge got the Windwards chase going in the right direction after the early fall of Johnson Charles for 5 by adding 54 for the second wicket with Devon Smith (32) and another 86 for the third wicket with Sunil Ambris. Hodge ended with 68 and Ambris 48, just two shy of what would have been his seventh fifty in eight games during group play. Ambris ends the round-robin stage with 423 runs at 70.50, second overall behind Leeward Islands captain Kieran Powell's aggregate of 509 at 84.83.

When Hodge fell in the 40th, 31 runs were still required for victory. Captain Liam Sebastien and Kyle Mayers knocked off the rest of the runs, securing victory with 13 balls to spare. Kent had stumbled to 35 for 5 after choosing to bat at the toss before a 104-run sixth-wicket stand between Will Gidman and Adam Rouse salvaged their innings. Shane Shillingford eventually dismissed both men for 94 and 40 respectively and Kent's tail fought until the 49th over before they were bowled out with seven balls left in the innings.

Trinidad & Tobago rolled past West Indies Under-19 by 182 runs at North Sound to set up a first-place showdown with Leeward Islands on Sunday. The win over West Indies U-19 moved T&T to 6-1 in Group B, the same record as Leewards though T&T trails Leewards by two points due to the bonus point structure in round-robin play. The winner of Sunday's match will top Group A and most likely face Jamaica while the loser will probably face Barbados, who hold a five-point advantage at the top of Group B heading into the final round of group matches.

Kyle Hope, Jason Mohammed and Denesh Ramdin each struck half-centuries in T&T's total of 290 for 5 after West Indies U-19 opted to bowl. Hope made 70 off 98 balls, adding 58 for the first wicket with Kjorn Ottley before teaming up with Mohammed to add 74 for the third wicket. Mohammed top scored with 84 off 73 balls and produced a 92-run fourth-wicket partnership with Ramdin before falling late in the innings. Ramdin took T&T through to the finish, ending on 60 not out off 42 balls to ensure the target would be well out of reach for West Indies U-19.

Left-arm spinner Khary Pierre continued his fine tournament by doing most of the damage during a seven-over middle overs spell of 3 for 6 that accounted for top-scorer Emmanuel Stewart for 20 and captain Kirstan Kallicharan for 16. West Indies U-19 were eventually bowled out for 108 in 29.2 overs. Their final game is a rematch with Kent, the only side West Indies U-19 has beaten in the competition.

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  • Johnny865 on February 12, 2017, 19:44 GMT

    @metman... outside help you say... lol trinidad would have done even better if they had played a few of their B players instead of these expatriates. with the likes of hosein, Cooper and pooran replacing the current 3 but I'm use to your gibberish by now.

  • Metman on February 12, 2017, 17:29 GMT

    @sherwine......and Kent second XI beat Trinidad....and yes.... in the land of the blind the one eye man is king......and didn't Trinidad suffered the SAME fate when all ya with ALL the stars were BEATEN by Bdos ? man you getting on as though Bdos created history...I am just setting the record straight big man. ,Walton might not be a PRESENT WI player...BUT he Blackwood,Powell,Miller,Taylor,Thomas have ALL represented the WI,and two others for the WI A team ...........SIMILARLY Lewis,Mohammed,Ramdin,Gabriel,Cottrell,Khan have ALL represented the WI senior or A team ....so what is your point ?...and I am talking about the present and may the best team win even if it is the Red Farce with their outside help.

  • sherwine on February 12, 2017, 13:07 GMT

    Metman, your obsession with Red Force is getting better of you again!!!!

    I know you are referring to the 2013 Finals , however Metman,I never mentioned anything Red Force being unbeatable or never been beaten.

    All I am saying is that in 2017, Jamaican Scorpions without the stars beat the Barbados Pride with 9 WI players and Red Force and Hurricanes can do it as well!!!

    And I am talking about the present(2017) and may the best team win even if its Barbados!

  • Metman on February 12, 2017, 9:43 GMT

    @trinikanyewest ........it wasn't the WICB that name the Stand after Johnson Charles,it was the St.Lucian cricket Board and whoever is responsible for the grounds. Shows how much you know about cricket and cricketing matters.....and because a TEAM is 35 for 5 you are surprised that they got 200 + ?...someone should tell you that a TEAM consists of 11 players.......and here you are commenting on cricket matters and don't even know the BASICS.

  • Metman on February 12, 2017, 9:33 GMT

    Obviously Sherwine doesn't even know or is telling himself otherwise that Bdos BEAT the Red Farce with those players and others who were representing the WI at the time. The only one missing was the slogger Pollard.....but his stats were poor and still are anyway and was and still is playing as a name.

  • sherwine on February 12, 2017, 0:00 GMT

    Metman obviously has obsession with Red Force!!!

    Even though the Narine, Bravos, Simmons and Pollard missing from the team, it gives the opportunity for the new guys to display their talent under the astute leadership of Dinesh Ramdin, Remember this is a team which only has Gabriel in the West Indies team.

    Barbados is the obvious favorite, with 8 of their players in the West Indies one day team but then again they were beaten by a Jamaican team that does have a SINGLE player in the ONE DAY team, maybe Taylor is the lone representative, so then again there is a strong possibility Red Force and Hurricanes could topple them also!!

  • trinikanyewest on February 11, 2017, 21:55 GMT

    Charles cant even make runs at regional level i think his odi career is over, i blame the wicb naming a stand after him ridiculous, should of waited till he retired!! And where is his wonder twin fletcher off to psl, who is this Phillip character didnt see his name n original squad who does he replace sammy or fletcher.

  • trinikanyewest on February 11, 2017, 21:50 GMT

    Poor stuff from wwi capt had them 35/5 and let them make 200+ poor cricket. Why didnt johnson and matthews bowl out since they did the early damage hmm!!! On a better note fantastic stuff from sunil he deserves a wi pick, i dont care if its jus one season, cause this guy is in RED hot form. Its good to see young wi players like kraigg, sunil, powell put up such good numbers its the stuff that will warm diehard wi fans hearts.

  • Amir Khan on February 11, 2017, 21:01 GMT

    Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo and Shannon Gabriel

  • Metman on February 11, 2017, 18:26 GMT

    @WNHS ...so against which teams did Ramdin FINALLY got some runs against and which teams did Mohammed got those two consecutive 50s against ?when I looked at the points table those teams occupy LAST and SECOND last.

    So as a TRINI are you saying that TnT WILL NOT SELECT Hope for the semi final ? well I as a BAJAN am saying that TnT WILL select him for the semis for the simple reason that the ONLY way TnT will have a chance is if they include the two BAJANS or one Bajan and a yardie....but the bottom line is that they MUST have outside help to survive whether you tell yourself otherwise big man. @ShekarRamlal86..... and didn't I make that statement BEFORE the last game when I said "recall Hope for the SEMI FINAL"? , and I never said that TnT was overly dependent on Hope. What I would say is that there is no worthwhile opener, all rounder or fast bowler FROM TRINIDAD that could have been selected and PERFORM like that trio.

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