Rising stars start their ascent in round 1 of the West Indies U17 Championship
Couvac, Trinidad- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and the Leeward Islands all registered wins in Round one of the West Indies Rising Stars Under-17 Championship being played in Trinidad.
Despite a late start in the Jamaica vs Leeward Islands match being played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy due to rain, Jaden Carmichael was magnificent for the Leewards with the ball, finishing with figures of 10-3-17-6, followed by Akadianto Willet who took 3/28.
Mavindra Dindyal was the lone Guyanese batsman to reach double figures as he scored 46 of the 91 runs that Guyana posted against a well-oiled Trinidad and Tobago. Darren Samlal returned figures of 3/10 from 7 overs while, Sion Hacket took 3/20, as TT win convincingly by 9 wickets.
In the third match over at Gilbert Park, Barbados were winners over the Windward Islands. Fielding first, Barbados restricted the Windwards to 173/8 from their 50 overs and chased the target down with 3 wickets and 8.2 overs to spare.
NATIONAL CRICKET CENTRE, COUVA
Trinidad & Tobago won the toss and elected to bowl first vs Guyana
GUY 91 all out (38.3 overs) Dindyal 46 Gainda 8 Samlal 3/10 Hacket 3/20
TT 92/1 (19.5 overs) Cruickshank 42* Roopchand 36 Bissu 1/6
GILBERT PARK, COUVA
Barbados won the toss and elected to bowl first against the Windward Islands
WWI 173/8 (50 overs) Matthews 43 D. Joseph 39 Leacock 2/25 Simmons 2/45
BAR 175/7 (41.4 overs ) Depeiza 68 Wickham 61 Theodore 3/39
BRIAN LARA CRICKET ACADEMY
Jamaica won the toss and elected to bat first against the Leeward Islands
JAM 146 all out (42.3 overs) Wedderburn 58* Walker 16 Carmichael 6/17 Willet 3/28
LI 150/2 (38.1 overs) Henry 48* Amurdan 55 Barthley 1/17 Ennis 1/24
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- Tariq Mohammed- Trinidad & Tobago Captain
- Rasheed Henry- Leeward Islands Captain
AGE GROUP TOURNAMENTS ARE THE SOURCE FOR FUTURE WEST INDIES CRICKETERS
COUVA, Trinidad- Age group tournaments in the West Indies will be the source of widening the talent pool of players to be selected for the 2022 ICC
Under-19 World Cup to be hosted here in the Caribbean.
According to the manager of Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) High Performance Programme, Graeme West, these age group tournaments allow CWI to identify talent and track progress of the players as they move from one level to the next.
West mentioned that there are a number of players that they’re keeping a close eye on. Some of the teams playing in the West Indies Rising Stars U-17 Championship are boasting names of players who have already toured for the West Indies Under-15s in 2018 to England and will do so again this year.
The chosen players are on a pathway of investment by CWI to ensure proper development for selection in the future to the senior West Indies teams.