T&T U-17 cricketers routed Guyana for an embarrassing 38 runs in their CWI Regional U-17 clash today at the Queen’s Park Oval and duly going on to complete an eight-wicket victory.
Going into the clash with two wins from as many matches, T&T U-17s sent a signal to all opposition that this year could be theirs, as the Guyanese lost wickets at an alarming rate. Leg-spinner Sameer Ali continued his impressive display by grabbing six wickets for just nine runs. The Guyanese who are normally comfortable against the slow stuff, were all at sea, in his six unplayable overs.
Only one player got into double figures and that was Junior Sinclair who made 15. Apart from him the scorecard was an image of destruction, as T&T were very clinical on the day. Assisting Sameer Ali was Nicholas Ali who trumped who too two for five from six overs.
When T&T replied they lost the wicket of opener Leonardo Julien without scoring but skipper Mbeki Joseph scored 23 to take them to within nine runs of victory. With the win T&T made it three in a row and are now on 18 points. They opened the series with a win against Barbados, followed up with another against Jamaica and now this crushing win against Guyana.
Today, they travel South to the Brian Lara Academy, where they will play the Windward Islands in their fourth round encounter. A win today will secure the title for the locals, as no one would be within touching distance of them, despite other results. Action begins today at 10am.
CWI REGIONAL U-17 SCORES
At the Oval: Guyana 38 all out (22.3overs) (Junior Sinclair
15, Sameer Ali 5/9, Nicholas Ali 2/6) vs T&T 39/2 (17 overs) (Mbeki Joseph 23) – T&T won by 8 wkts.