AMIDST THE disappointment of a modest performance at home in the limited overs version of the WICB Regional Under-19 Cricket Competition, Barbados coach Dexter Toppin is heartened by the performance of Shai Hope.
The Barbados captain continued his excellent form from the three-day competition and was easily the best batsman on show for the Bajan lads, who finished fourth in the tournament won by the Windward Islands on Wednesday.
After two early wins, following the success in the three-day competition, Barbados suffered a couple losses that shattered hopes of doing the double, and Toppin, while pleased about the success in the longer format, is disappointed with the team’s performance in the shorter version.
“There are not a lot of positives,” Toppin told the SATURDAY SUN shortly before the final match against Jamaica was abandoned because of a wet outfield. The only positive that I can see is that the captain keeps making runs. He showed that he is a mature player.”