Under-19s fall short against Sagicor HPC
CAVE HILL, Barbados – The West Indies Under-19s were outplayed by their senior compatriots in the first warm-up match at 3Ws Oval on Thursday.
The young Windies lost to the Sagicor West Indies High Performance Centre by 97 runs.
West Indies Under-19 were bowled out for 97 after they bowled out Sagicor HPC for 183 earlier in the day.
Batting first on a lively surface, several Sagicor HPC batsmen got starts but did not carry on. Shai Hope topscored with 35, while Dalton Polius played a late-order cameo – with 27 not out off 15 balls.
West Indies Under-19’s bowling was led by the left-arm pacers Jerome Jones, who took 4-27 and Preston McSween, who ended with 3-34.
After the fine bowling effort the West Indies Under-19s were letdown by their batsmen who folded in 32 overs. Fabien Allen topscored with 25 as only three batsmen reached double-figures. The innings was wrecked by the medium-pace bowling of Kyle Mayers and Raymon Reifer.
Mayers took 3-7 off five overs while left-armer Reifer snatched 3-19 of seven overs.
The second match will be played at the 3Ws Oval on Friday. West Indies Under-19s are using the games as preparation for their seven-match series in Bangladesh next month.