Regional Under-15: Clarke fires Barbados to victory, T&T lose again

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – All-rounder Rivaldo Clarke produced an outstanding performance to power hosts Barbados to their second straight win but Trinidad and Tobago stumbled to their second straight defeat, in the second round of the Regional Under-15 Championship here Friday.

Playing at 3W’s Oval, the Barbadians got the better of Leeward Islands by 35 runs while the Trinidadians slumped to a seven-run loss to Guyana at Lucas Street, in the southern parish of St Philip.

At Crab Hill in the north of the island, Windward Islands grabbed their first victory when they downed Jamaica by eight wickets.

However, it was Clarke who took centre stage with his all-round heroics. Sent in, Barbados rattled up 192 for seven off their 50 overs with Clarke stroking 76 off 114 deliveries with eight fours.

The right-hander put on 70 for the second wicket with the left-handed Jacob Bethell who made 29.

Kenny Sutton (2-23) and Jaylen Francis (2-26) finished with two wickets apiece.

In reply, the Leewards were dismissed for 157 off 44 overs with off-spinner Clarke grabbing six for 28.

They were given a dashing start by Carlton Tuckett and Anderson Amurdan who staged a 69-run stand off just 86 deliveries.

Tuckett did the bulk of the scoring striking four boundaries in an attractive 54 off 90 balls while Amurdan made 15 from 34 deliveries.

Left-arm spinner Renacko Belgrave accounted for both but it was Clarke who sliced through the middle and lower order with a devastating spell, as the Leewards lost their last seven wickets for 44 runs.

T&T’s poor form meanwhile continued as they failed to overahaul a target of 134 and were dismissed for 126.

Opener Kyle Roopchand top-scored with 37 off 86 balls with three fours but was the only one to pass 20 as the Trinidadians lost wickets steadily.

They were undone by new-ball bowler Sheldon Charles who claimed three for 24 while Andre Seepersaud picked up two for 12.

Sent in earlier, Guyana were lifted by Charles’s top score of 42 as they were bowled out for 133 with two balls left in the innings.

Arriving at number six, he faced 84 balls and counted four boundaries before being last out.

Darren Samlal led Trinidad with four for 18 while Aneil Pitiram ended with three 30.

In the other game, Ackeem Auguste stroked 62 as Windward Islands chased down Jamaica’s 133 all out to win in the 42nd over.

Sanjay Walker had earlier scored 35 and Jordan Johnson, 27, to lead Jamaica’s batting.

At 3W’s Oval: Barbados won by 35 runs.

BARBADOS 192 for seven off 50 overs (Rivaldo Clarke 76, Jacob Bethell 29; Kenny Sutton 2-23, Jaylen Francis 2-26)

LEEWARD ISLANDS 157 all out of 44 overs (Carlton Tuckett 54, Rasheed Henry 37; Rivaldo Clarke 6-28)

At Lucas Street: Guyana won by seven runs.

GUYANA 133 off 49.4 overs (Sheldon Charles 42; Darren Samlal 4-18, Aneil Pitiram 3-30)

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 126 off 49.3 overs (Kyle Roopchand 37; Sheldon Charles 3-24, Andre Seepersaud 2-12)

At Crab Hill: Windwards won by eight wickets.

JAMAICA 133 off 40.1 overs (Sanjay Walker 35, Jordon Johnson 27, Shemar Phillips 21; Kervyn Gangadeen 3-25, Udell Preville 2-16)

WINDWARDS 134 for two off 41.1 overs (Ackeem Auguste 62



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