Regional U17 cricket …Trinidad and Tobago romp to 8-wkt win over Guyana at Queen’s Park Oval Ali grabs 6-9
Jul 16, 2017 , http://www.kaieteurnewsonline....-oval-ali-grabs-6-9/
By Zaheer Mohamed in Trinidad and Tobago
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Guyana batsmen did their talent a terrible injustice as they were skittled for a paltry 38 against Trinidad and Tobago who remained at the top of the points table with an eight-wicket win at Queen’s Park Oval as the regional U17 50-over tournament continued yesterday.
The pitch wasn’t bad, nor the ball did anything extraordinary, but the lack of application was the main reason for their downfall as they were bowled out for 38 in 22.3 overs; the lowest total ever by any Guyana team at the youth level.
Opener Alex Algoo stroked pacer Jayden Seales through cover for four to get the innings going after Guyana decided to bat. But Trinidad and Tobago struck in the second over as Sachin Singh edged pacer Ronaldo Forrester to wicket-keeper Leonardo Julien to depart without scoring. Algoo was then caught at gully off Jayden Seales for five as Guyana were reduced to 6-2.
Junior Sinclair and Kevlon Anderson took the score to 25 with Sinclair taking consecutive boundaries off Forrester.
Leg spinner Sameer Ali and left arm spinner Nicholas Ali came on after 10 overs and shared eight wickets between them as Guyana were bowled out before lunch.
Anderson, the only batsman to reach double figures, became the first of Sameer Ali’s victim for 15 before Alphius Bookie was lbw to Nicholas Ali without scoring. Kevlon Anderson was then caught at first slip for four off Sameer Ali as Guyana were reduced to 26-5.
The batting woes continued as Kevin Christian (04) played back to Nicholas Ali and was lbw, while Lance Roberts was taken at slip without scoring, leaving the score at 34-7. Skipper Ashmead Nedd was dropped by Sameer Ali but played back the very next ball and was bowled for six. Gevon Schultz (01) and Qumar Torrington (00) soon followed as Sameer Ali finished with 6-9 from 6.3 overs, Nicholas Ali 2-5, Forrester 1-11 and Seales 1-13.
Nedd and Kevin Umora shared the new ball for Guyana; Nedd had Julien taken at the wicket off the second ball without a run on the board.
But Mbeki Joseph and Michael Amband added 30 for the second wicket before Joseph, who struck Sinclair and Umroa for boundaries, was caught at short mid-wicket off Sinclair for 23 off 29 balls. Amband remained unbeaten on 12, while Avinash Mahabirsingh made four not out as Trinidad and Tobago finished on 39-2 in 17 overs.
Nedd took 1-16 off nine overs. Guyana will now play Jamaica at the said venue today.