TT U-17s beat Barbados' Lodge School for Sir Garry title

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Trinidad and Tobago Under-17s successfully defended their Digicel Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools title on Tuesday, with a 21-run victory over the Lodge School.
 
Chasing a victory target of 169 runs from 37 overs, Lodge School were undermined by the probing leg-spin of 14-year-old Kissoondath Magram and were restricted to 147 for nine at the famous Kensington Oval.
 
Magram sent down eight overs for a miserly 17 runs and captured three wickets.
 
Chief scorers for the Lodge School were Jamal Springer with 30 and Dario Weir 29.
 
It was the second straight title for the T&T team, in only their second year in the tournament.
 
Last year, they defeated Combermere High School in the final at this same venue.
 
Earlier, after skipper Yanick Ottley won the toss and decided to bat, the young T&T side got a solid start with opening batsman Nicholas Alexis (27) and Kerwin Sirju (18) posting a brisk 49-run opening stand.
 
There was another useful partnership between Ottley (14) and Sachin Boodram (35) that yielded 44 runs in 34 minutes from 42 balls.
 
The left-handed Boodram struck four fours and a six off 40 balls in his entertaining innings.
 
T&T eventually reached 168 for eight in 37 overs.
 
Top bowlers for the Lodge School were fast bowler Dario Weir, with three wickets for 27 runs, and off-spinner Jason Clarke three for 37.
 
Coach of the T&T team, Tarrandath Sammy said that it was a pleasing performance and that they thoroughly deserved the championship.
 
“They are well-knitted team, who gelled together. They rose to the occasion, when it mattered most. It is a fitting tribute to the T&T Cricket Board age-group programmes,” Sammy stated.

SCORECARD

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO U17 Innings
N Alexis lbw Clarke 27
K Sirju run out 18
S Boodram c wkp Collymore b Weir 35
*Y Ottley c wkp Collymore b Weir 14
R Maikoo c Springer b Clarke 5
M Jones st Collymore b Clarke 7
V Rampersad lbw Weir 11
R Manniram lbw Sargeant 11
T Castro not out 11
D Beekah not out 5
Extras (w18, nb4, lb2) 24
TOTAL (for 8 wkts – 37 overs) 168
Did not Bat: K Magram
Fall of wickets: 1-49, 2-64, 3-108, 4-110, 5-123, 6-124, 7-143, 8-147.
Bowling: Howard 8-0-22-0 (5w); Springer 3-0-18-0 (1nb, 1w); Sargeant 7-0-32-1 (7w); Clarke 8-2-37-3; Miller 4-0-25-0; Weir 6-0-27-3 (3nb, 3w); Rampersad 1-0-5-0.

THE LODGE SCHOOL
J Springer b Magram 30
K Howard c Alexis b Castro 2
D Weir c Jones b Magram 29
D Sargeant c Jones b Magram 3
D Grace c Jones b Rampersad 10
*M St Hill b Ottley 14
+D Collymore run out 12
M Rampersad c Ottley b Beekah 7
M Boxhill run out 3
M Miller not out 1
J Clarke not out 3
Extras (b3, lb3, nb6, w21) 33
TOTAL (for 9 wkts – 37 overs) 147
Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-73, 3-81, 4-85, 5-112, 6-128, 7-135, 8-140, 9-141,    
Bowlers: Castro 7-0-33-1 (2nb, 6w); Beekah 8-1-25-1 (1nb, 1w); Magram 8-2-17-3 (1nb, 5w); Vikash Rampersad 6-0-31-1 (2nb, 1w); Ottley 6-0-25-1 (7w); Boodram 2-0-10-0 (1w). 
Result: T&T U17s win by 21 runs.
Toss: T&T U17s