T&T were on top against the Windward Islands at the end of the first day of their CWI Regional Under-19 three-day clash at Conaree in St. Kitts.
T&T batting first made 233 and at the close the Windwards werer struggling on 68 for five – still 165 runs adrift of the Red Force score. Saiba Batoosingh scored a fluent 60 to lead the T&T effort, as they won the toss and decided to take first strike on a pitch that was offering some early assistance to the seamers.
Batoosingh got good support from Leonardo Julien who scored 42, keeping up the good form he showed in the regional Under-17 series that T&T won. The best of the bowlers for the Windwards was Sillon Douglas who snared 3/27. Also among the wickets was Lee Louisy who took three for 59.
The Windwards would have felt good after their work with the ball but this was short lived, as their batting collapsed in the midst of excellent bowling by the T&T spinners. Wayne Edward with 39 was the lone fighter on board, as the other batsmen failed to cope with Navin Bedaisee who claimed two wickets for no run towards the end of the day and Aaron Maniram who collected 2/19. The match enters its second day today.
T&T 233 (Saiba Batoosingh 60, Leonardo Julien 42; Dillon Douglas 3-27, Lee Louisy 3-59)
WINDWARDS 68 for five (Wayne Edward 39; Navin Bidaisee 2-0, Aaron Maniram 2-19)