T&T top U-15 tournament

Published: Saturday | July 27, 2013 Comments 0

Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer

Tobago were yesterday crowned 2013 West Indies Under-15 Tournament champions after defeating Jamaica by seven wickets on the second and final day of their final-round clash at Manchester High School.

Resuming yesterday on 85 for two, and 53 runs ahead, Jamaica went on to post 196 for eight with in-form opener Dominik Samuels leading the way with 74 while wicketkeeper Rashjni Roye made 30. Emilio Gopaul claimed five for 61.

Set 164 runs for victory, Trinidad achieved their target at 165 for three with opener Keegan Simmonds ending unbeaten on 96 and first-innings topscorer Sachin Seecharan unbeaten on 38.

Jamaica in their first innings posted 75 to which Trinidad replied with 107.

"We played really hard, and batted well in the second innings, but overall Trinidad were better than us," said Jamaica coach Carl Brissett.

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