Windwards take lead
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):
Windward Islands outplayed Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) to snatch first-innings lead on the opening day of the Regional Under-19 Tournament yesterday.
Three-wicket hauls from Ryan John and Gidron Pope terrorised the Trinidad and Tobago batting and triggered an avalanche of wickets as T&T imploded for 74 runs in their first innings at Enmore. No significant resistance came from the Trinidad batsmen, crumbling against Pope, who grabbed three for eight; John three for 14; and Doran Edwards, who assisted with two for 14.
At stumps, Windwards had surged to 92 for two, leading by 17 runs.
T&T captain and opener Jeremy Solozano led his team's batting with a top score of 18, and besides 12 from Jemeel Maniram, 11 from Amir Jangoo and Samuel Roopnarine's 10, no other batsman got into double figures.
Windwards wicketkeeper Anson Latchman was outstanding, taking four catches to dismiss Jangoo, Brian Christmas for five, and Camillo Carimbocas and Tevin Jadoo for a duck each.
Tonis Simon is unbeaten on 30, while the Windwards have lost Pope and Melvin Gordon for 20 and 30, respectively.