A committed allround performance from Sachin Balai was not enough to save T&T from going down to the Windward Islands by four wickets in the second round of the West Indies Cricket Board Regional Under-15 tournament at Warner Park, St Kitts yesterday. After gaining a 33-run first innings lead on Saturday, T&T was dismissed for just 143 in their second time at the crease, with opener Keegan Simmons (34) tops-coring for the fourth time in a row and Balai chipping in with 22.
With 177 set for victory, the Windwards reached the target in 54 overs despite the efforts of Vishal Ganesh (3–43) and Balai, who took two for 30 to finish with a match haul of six for 64. “We had some catches go down at crucial times,” said team manager Anthony Ramjit following the game. “If we had held on to them, the result may have been different. However, this is behind us now and we will be looking to finish the tournament strongly.” T&T’s next game will be against Jamaica beginning tomorrow.
At Warner Park:
T&T 156 all out (38.1) (Keegan Simmons 39, Dejourn Charles 32, Brandon Maharaj 28, Negus Smith 14, Joseph 10.1–2–37–5, Chelang 8–0–24–3) & 143 all out (49) (Keegan Simmons 34, Sachin Balai 22, Mann 4–42)
Windward Islands 123 all out (37) (Joseph 48, John 27, Sachin Balai 7–1–34–4, Jovon Garcia 7-2-20-2, Bryan Boodram 12-2-26-2) & 177–6 (54) (V Joeph 35, Baptiste 39, Vishal Ganesh 3-43, Sachin Balai 2-30). Windward Islands won by four wickets.
At Conaree Sports Complex
LEEWARD ISLANDS 165 for five (Tyrone Williams 74, Ras Powell 39, Phillo Wallace 38) and 155 for nine (Jaeel Clarke 32 not out, Ras Powell 27, Zubie Deyal 24; David Curtis 2–13, Damali Taylor 2–31, Michael Frew 2–37)
JAMAICA 77 all out (Damali Taylor 38; Mrinal Wadhwa 3–25, Zubie Deyal 2–5, Karima Gore 2–6) and 122 for eight (Orande Pearson 24, Romario Browne 18; Karima Gore 3–6, Zubie Deyal 3–12) Match drawn
At Edgar Gilbert Complex
GUYANA 124 for nine (Runakio Renee 37, Bhaskar Yadram 25; Deswin Currency 3–10) and 168 all out (Sherfane Rutherford 80, Runakio Renee 48; Nicholas Kirton 6–21)
BARBADOS 137 for five (Shamari Springer 45 not out, Nicholas Kirton 24; Akenie Adams 2–41) and 156 for two off 44.3 overs (Lenico Boucher 104 not out, Nicholas Kirton 24 not out): Barbados beat Guyana by eight wickets.