Trinidad & Tobago re-asserted their supremacy at the junior levels by lifting the West Indies Under-15 title for the third time in succession, beating Barbados by 31 runs in the penultimate round of the tournament on Wednesday.
They are scheduled to play another match against Leeward Islands in their final round, but Trinidad & Tobago ensured that game would only be of academic interest. By bowling Barbados out for only 140, the hosts successfully defended their total of 171 and remained unbeaten after four rounds of matches.
The home team did not display any scintillating batting, but there were enough minor contributions to take the team to a defendable score. For Barbados, Simone Steele's 4-17 were the best figures of the match.
When the visitors batted, Orman Phillips made 33, but the rest of the batting crumbled against some fine spin bowling. Left-arm spinner Kavesh Kantasingh picked 5-18, and off-spinner Ansil Bhagan took 4-15, the two destroying the Barbados batting line-up in the process.