The Yellow Flamingos and the Blue Dolphins scored easy wins to qualify for the final of the Cricket West Indies U19s trial series. The Flamingos overcame Green Pitons by 70 runs at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, while the Dolphins beat Red Dragons by five wickets at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.
The final will be played at CCG on Saturday at 9:30am (8:30am). The third-placed play-off will be at SVRCG at the same time.
On Friday, Justin Jaggesar made a match-winning 83 off 98 balls with seven fours and two sixes as he led Dolphins to 205-5 off 40.2 overs – to win with 56 balls to spare. He added 125 for the first wicket off 25.1 overs with Oneil Roberts, who made 43 with four fours and a six, to set up the victory.
In the other match, Rivaldo Clarke topscored with 57 in a losing cause for the Pitons. The right0hander hit two sixes and six fours, to follow up his century in the second round on Thursday. The match-winning performance came from left-arm spinner Anderson Mahase, who took 3-14 off 6.3 overs for the Flamingos.
The final will be streamed on www.windiescricket.com and the “Windies Cricket” YouTube channel https://bit.ly/WindiesCricketYouTube. There will also be scores, statistical information and photographs provided on CWI’s social media platforms throughout the day.
The trial matches form part of the West Indies Rising Stars U19s High Performance camp, which is a key part of CWI’s investment in development and preparations for the players for the ICC U19 World Cup to be played in the West Indies early next year.
Following the Rising Stars U19 camp and the trial matches, a squad of eighteen (18) players will be selected for the West Indies Rising Stars U19 tour of England, which will feature six Youth One-Day Internationals at The County Ground, Beckenham and The Polo Farm, Canterbury from Saturday, September 4 to Friday, September 17.