T&T edge thriller to keep Bim sweating
SCARBOROUGH, Tobago - Round 4 of the WICB Tobago House of Assembly Regional Under 17 Tournament completed today across three venues on the island of Tobago.
Following are the reports on all three matches:
AT BON ACCORD - T&T v BARBADOS
A superb knock of 96 runs from Trinidad and Tobago opener, Amir Jangoo, pulled T&T from the brink of defeat against Barbados and steered the Regional Under 17 tournament into a tense last day of the competition on Sunday.
Barbados and T&T met on Saturday morning with the visitors leading the hosts by seven points. T&T needed to cut that deficit with a win or Barbados would have virtually wrapped up the tournament with one game to go.
As they have done in the tournament every time they've won the toss, Barbados elected to bat. They were in early trouble, as restricted to 2-1 in the first over. Barbados captain, Lee Germon-Gaskin started off solidly with 24. But as the innings progressed, T&T stalled Barbados' attack, reducing the visitors to 74-4. At that stage, Barbados looked to be in trouble.
However, Deswin Currency and Shemar Springer came together in a 125 run stand that saved Barbados from a collapse. Currency hit 77 from 109 balls. His knock included three fours and a six. Springer at the other end was unbeaten on 71 from as many balls. He stroked five fours.
The partnership took Barbados to 231/5 at the end of their 50 overs. Varindra Jagrup was the pick of the T&T bowlers with 10-2-29-1.
T&T's chase got off to a bad start as fast-bowlers Dominic Drakes and Tremaine Holder removed Carl Vialva and Bryan Boodram in the first four overs. But Jangoo found a good partner in Dejourn Charles, and together they slowly put the broken pieces back together for T&T.
Like Currency and Springer, Jangoo and Charles were almost inseparable at various stages of the chase. Jangoo was the more aggressive of the two, smashing eight fours in his knock of 96. Charles was more circumspect, anchoring the partnership with a patient 40 from 83 balls.
When both batsmen went though, the rest of T&T's middle-order crumbled. Head Coach, Dasrath Maharaj had held back on Jyd Goolie and Jerron Maniram, two capable batsmen, and both comfortably chased the remaining 33 runs required for victory from the five remaining overs when seven wickets fell. The victory denied Barbados an easy passage to the championship and the tournament goes down to the wire on the last day.
L Gaskin c&b Jagrup 24
L Boucher run out 0
A Greenidge c Charles b Boodram 14
N Kirton c Jaggernauth b Vialva 16
D Currency stp wkp Jangoo b Goolie 77
S Springer not out 71
J Boyce not out 10
Did not bat...
Total: (for 5 wkts; 50 overs) 231
Fall of Wickets: 2 (Boucher), 30 (Greenidge), 48 (Gaskin), 74 (Kirton), 199 (Currency)
Trinidad & Tobago Bowling: Kalawan 10-0-56-0 (3w); Boodram 10-2-46-1; Goolie 7-0-33-1; Jagrup 10-2-29-1 (2w, 1nb); Khan 6-0-34-0 (2w); Vialva 7-1-23-1 (1w)
Trinidad & Tobago
A Jangoo b Harris 96
C Vialva b Drakes 4
B Boodram b Holder 0
D Charles c Grant b Boyce 40
S McDavid c Grant b Currency 3
C Kalawan b Currency 0
B Jaggernauth b Springer 28
J Goolie not out 26
J Maniram not out 10
Did not bat...
Total: 235/7 (48.2 Overs)
Fall of Wickets: 1-11, 2-13, 3-128, 4-146, 5-146, 6-197, 7-199.
Barbados Bowling: Drakes 5-0-21-1, Holder 5-0-17-1, Springer 9.2-0-61-1, Currency 10-0-38-2, Harris 8-1-47-1, Boyce 10-0-36-1, Germon-Gaskin 1-0-9-0.
Toss - Barbados won the toss and elected to bat
Result - Trinidad & Tobago won by 3 wickets
Man of the Match - Amir Jangoo
Points - Trinidad & Tobago 6, Barbados 0.3
AT SHAW PARK - JAMAICA v GUYANA
Guyana severely dented any hopes of Jamaica retaining the Under 17 title with a crushing 87 run victory at Shaw Park.
In a low-scoring affair, no Guyanese batsman got past Keanu Harry's 35 while no Jamaican got past 20. Jamaica won the toss and inserted the Guyanese.
The opening partnership put on 35 runs. This was followed by a 45 run partnership for the second wicket. Guyana looked solid up until losing their second wicket with the score on 89 runs.
In a matter of five overs, they were reeling at 108/5. They lost two further quick wickets with the scores on 124 and 130. However, Brandon Prasad (29) and Harry (35) finished off the innings on a high to lift Guyana to 189/7 from their 50 overs. Between them both, seven fours and a six were struck.
At the top of the order, Parmesh Parsotam (23), Ronaldo Renee (26) and Shim Hetmyer (27) all had starts but failed to convert it into anything significant. Spinner, Abhijai Mansingh nabbed 3-22 to be Jamaica's best bowler.
But 189 still looked an underpar score for the Jamaicans to chase. However, from a position of relative comfort at 42/1, the Jamaicans slipped to 59/5.
There was a 29 run partnership between Mansingh (16) and Rajon Nichlason (5) but when Mansingh went with the score on 88/7, another slide occurred that would see the Jamaicans slip to 102 all out, and an 87 run defeat.
Mansingh and Ahmad were joint top-scorers with 16. Keemo Paul and Parmesh Parsotam both took three wickets for Guyana, the latter being named Man of the Match.
P Parsotam c Nicholason b Crooks 23
R Renee run out Ahmad 26
S Hetmyer LBW Griffiths 27
R Adams+ b Mansingh 3
T Persaud* c Griffiths b Mansingh 7
K Paul c & b Salmon 7
B Prasad not out 29
S Rutherford c Henry b Mansingh 2
K Harry not out 35
Did not bat...
Total: 189/7 (50 Overs)
Fall of Wickets: 1-35, 2-89, 3-95, 4-98, 5-108, 6-124, 7-130.
Jamaica Bowling: Henry 2-0-24-0, Crooks 8-0-33-1, Burnett 10-3-29-0, Griffiths 10-0-39-1, Glenn 2-0-17-0, Mansingh 10-2-22-3, Salmon 8-0-21-1.
S Ahmad LBW Paul 16
J Spence+ c Prasad b Lewis 9
D Griffiths c Hetmyer b Lewis 11
M Frew st Adams b Paul 3
A Mansingh* LBW Parsotam 16
S Crooks c & b Paul 5
Rajon Nicholason c Grant b Persaud 5
J Glenn c Rutherford b Parsotam 5
R Burnett c Renee b Persaud 1
G Henry b Parsotam 1
L Salmon not out 3
Total: 102 All Out (38.3 Overs)
Fall of Wickets: 1-18, 2-42, 3-44, 4-48, 5-59, 6-88, 7-89, 8-94, 9-94, 10-102.
Guyana Bowling: Lewis 10-2-27-2, Grant 6-0-18-0, Paul 6-1-12-3, Persaud 9-1-22-2, Harry 4-0-11-0, Parsotam 3.3-0-9-3.
Toss - Jamaican won the toss and elected to field
Result - Guyana won by 87 runs
Man of the Match - Parmesh Parsotam
Points - Guyana 6.3, Jamaica 0.1