Barbados cruise to victory against T&T
LOUIS D’or (CMC) – Defending champions Trinidad and Tobago lost to Barbados by two wickets in their opening match of the West Indies Under-17 cricket tournament here today.
Set 215 to win in 50 overs, Barbados cruised to 215 for eight off 48 overs after dismissing the Trinidadians for 214 in 47.2 over at Louis D’Or.
There were no big individual totals but four batsmen – captain Leniko Boucher, his opening partner Dikembe Wilson, Nicholas Kirton and Yvan Grant – all top scored with 28.
The main wicket takers for Trinidad were Nathaniel MCDavid, Dejourn Charles and Kirstan Kallicharan who each grabbed two scalps.
Earlier, Trinidad’s total was built on a solid 86-run fourth wicket stand between Kallicharan and Sachin Seecharan who scored 55 and 41, respectively.
Dominic Drakes (three for 45), Nicholas Kirton (two for 32) were the main destroyers for the victorious Bajans.