Leaders T&T will come up against Guyana in their third round
Cricket West Indies (CWI) U-17 clash at the Queen’s Park Oval Saturday, hoping to continue their impressive run.
The local boys are at the top of the standings on 12 points after winning their first two matches of the tournament. They have so far taken care of Barbados and Jamaica in their two games but today they come up against Guyana, who has traditionally given them problems over the years.
However, another factor can come into play Saturday and that is rain, which has already made an unwelcome appearance in this tournament. In the last round all three matches were affected but T&T were still able to get past Jamaica on Duckworth/Lewis and the Windwards just failed by one run against Guyana under the same method. The weather forecast for tomorrow shows a strong possibility of thunderstorms in the afternoon, which is not promising. However, the drainage at the Oval is excellent and this would give the players hope going into the clash.
Manager of the T&T team Surujdath Mahabir is happy with what he has seen so far but is calling for even better performances. “We have played well so far, winning both matches but the guys can’t take it easy, they have to continue pressing forward in order to win all the matches and finish the job. They have the talent within the ranks to go all the way and they must continue to search for that perfect game. Once they continue that search they will play good cricket, which will leads to wins.”
The two matches carded for today, will see Windwards coming up against the Leewards at Lara Academy and cellar placed teams Barbados and Jamaica battling it out at the National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Balmain.
At the Oval: Trinidad and Tobago vs Guyana
At Lara Academy: Windwards vs Leewards
At NCC: Barbados vs Jamaica
Teams P W L NR Pts
T&T 2 2 0 0 12
Leewards 2 1 0 1 6
Windwards 2 1 1 0 6
Guyana 2 1 1 0 6
Barbados 2 0 1 1 0
Jamaica 2 0 2 0 0