Trinidad and Tobago remained unbeaten in the West Indies Rising Stars Under-15s tournament when they recorded a seven-wicket win over Jamaica in Round 4 at the Coolidge Cricket Ground.
Choosing to bat first, Jamaica never got going as T&T’s Yasir Deen and Alejandro Kassiram had their batsmen in a quandary throughout their innings. Deen’s off-spin and Kassiram’s left-arm pace proved to be too much for the Jamaicans, as Ryan Lyttleton was their top-scorer with 15, followed by Damien Daley and Nicoli McKenzie with 13 each. Brendan Boodoo also chipped in with two wickets for T&T. Jamaica were all out for 102 in 34.5 overs.
In reply, Boodoo led the junior Red Force team with the bat, with a second consecutive half-century as his team chased down the 103-run target in 30.4 overs. Boodoo fell for an even 50 while Zane Maraj was not out on 23. Boodoo and Dmitri Ramjattan posted 46 runs in a second-wicket partnership, then Boodoo partnered with Maraj for 43 runs as T&T cruised to victory.
Meanwhile, Guyana and Barbados rout Leewards and Windwards respectively
At Liberta Sports Club, Guyana bowled the Leeward Islands out for 53 runs in 28.2 overs to win by 101 runs. from Razam Koobir made 28 and 22 from Shane Prince saw Guyana post 154 all out in 36.5 overs. Kunal Tilokani finished with figures of 4-21 and Jaheem Clarke 3-21 bowling for the Leewards. The Leewards batting innings never got going as Arun Gainda took 3-13 to dismiss the home team in 28.2 overs.
At the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Barbados cruised to an eight-wicket win over the Windward Islands. Batting first, Windward Islands posted 112 all out in 40.1 overs. Earsinho Fontaine top-scored with 18 followed by Theo Edward with 14. Bowling for Barbados, Akobi Crichlow-Byer ripped through the Windwards side, finishing with figures of 10-5-18-4 followed by Javed Worrell with 7-1-18-3. Gadson Bowens once again led with the bat for Barbados, taking his team to victory, with an unbeaten on 45 which included five fours and six. Oliver Gooding chipped in with 25 as Barbados reached victory in 20.2 overs.
The fifth and final round is on Wednesday 12 April, with Trinidad and Tobago vs Leeward Islands at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Windward Islands vs Jamaica at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium and Guyana vs Barbados at Liberta Sports Ground. All matches start at 9:30am (8:30am Jamaica time).