Trinidad and Tobago recorded their third win in the West Indies Rising Stars Under-15s tournament when they recorded a 17-run win over defending champions Barbados.
In an even contest at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Saturday, the Trinidadians made 235-8 off their 50 overs and then restricted Barbados to 218 all out with an over to spare, to remain the only unbeaten team in the tournament.
Choosing to bat first, T&T were inspired by Brendan Boodoo who top-scored with 82 as he was part of two critical half-century stands.
Boodoo struck nine fours in a 108-ball knock, posting 73 for the second wicket with Dimitri Ramjattan (22) and a further 72 for the fourth wicket with Christian Lall (25).
In reply, Barbados got half-centuries from opener Gadson Bowens (65) and Raphael Lovell (61) but lost momentum in the second half of the innings and fell short of the target.
Bowens, who hit 10 fours in a 56-ball knock, added 52 for the second wicket with Kemar Dixon (5) but perished in the 17th over to leave the innings on 88-5.
Lovell, who arrived at number six to strike four fours off 93 balls, put on 61 for the sixth with Seth Smith (22) and a further 28 for the eighth with Akobi Crichlow-Byer (16) but his wicket in the 47th over with Barbados still needing 34 for victory, sealed the game for Trinidad.
Meanwhile, hosts Leeward Islands andWindward Islands both recorded their second victories.
At Liberta Sports Club, the Leewards chased down 117 to beat Jamaica by six wickets, Lawshorn Bergam hitting an unbeaten 31 from 59 balls to see his side over the line with support from captain Matthew Miller who made 21.
Amoree Jones had earlier taken four for 20 to restrict Jamaica, Lythe Browne (2-6) and Krishna Girdhari(2-14) supporting with a brace each.
At Coolidge Cricket Ground, the Windwards defeated Guyana by 29 runs after scoring 174 all out from their 50 overs thanks to Tyler Venner’s 45, and then bowled out their opponents out for 145 in the 41st over.
Guyana had a 65-run, opening stand between Razam Koobir (39) and Navin Boodwah (35) but Jorden Charles (4-31) and Theo Edward (3-19) cut through the innings as the last nine wickets fell for 80 runs.