DENNERY, St Lucia, CMC – Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican’s six-wicket haul led a Barbados fightback after half-centuries from openers Nicholas Alexis and Kieron Joseph threatened to put Trinidad and Tobago in total control of the their third round TCL West Indies Under-19 Challenge match yesterday.
Warrican captured six for 85 as T&T, winning the toss and batting, were dismissed for 235 at the Dennery Playing Field on the opening day of the crucial contest.
At the close, Barbados lost two valuable wickets to end the day on 40 for two, still 195 runs adrift of first innings lead.
Alexis and Joseph mounted a powerful opening stand of 128 which pushed Barbados against the ropes early and gave T&T control of the match in the first session.
While Alexis stroked 121 fours and a six in a splendid 80, Joseph cracked six fours in spending nearly two hours over 56.
However, Barbados got a key breakthrough five minutes before lunch when off-spinner Roston Chase (2-39) claimed Joseph caught and bowled, to capture the first of his two wickets.
On resumption, Chase prised out the dangerous Alexis, sweeping to Warrican at backward square, a dismissal at 142 for two that sparked a middle order slide.
Warrican then sliced through the T&T batting, starting his damage by picking up Yannick Cariah for seven, caught at cover by Kraigg Brathwaite at 161 for three.
Only Yannick Ottley with an unbeaten 31 showed any resistance as eight wickets then tumbled for 74 runs.
In their reply, Barbados lost the prolific Brathwaite, lbw pushing forward to Cariah at 27 for one and Chase was bowled by leg-spinner Kissondath 12 runs later.
T&T 1st Innings
N Alexis c Warrican b Chase 80
K Joseph c & b Chase 56
E Lewis c wkp Rampersad b Warrican 17
Y Carriah c Brathwaite b Warrican 7
A Hosein b Warrican 9
*Y Ottley not out 31
D Davis c wkpr Rampersad b Warrican 17
T Castro c Cummins b Wilkinson 3
S Boodram c Hope b Warrican 2
+R Maniram c Brathwaite b Wilkinson 5
K Magram c Greaves b Warrican 0
Extras (b4, lb1, nb3) 8
TOTAL (all out, 73 overs) 235
Fall of wickets: 1-128, 2-142, 3-161, 4-170, 5-181, 6-205, 7-212, 8-225, 9 234, 10-235.
Bowling: Greaves 4-1-16-0, DePeiza 3-0-21-0, Warrican 30-5-85-6, Mayers 4-1-16-0, Wilkinson 17-2-53-2, Chase 15-3-39-2
BARBADOS 1st innings
*K Brathwaite lbw b Cariah 9
C St Hill not out 20
R Chase b Magram 10
S Hope not out 1
TOTAL (2 wkts, 22 overs) 40
Fall of wickets: 1-27, 2-39.
To bat: K Mayers, J Greaves, R Depeiza, J Warrican, +M Rampersad, S Wilkinson, D Cummins.
Bowling: Castro 4-2-10-0, Lewis 4-0-11-0, Cariah 7-3-9-1, Boodram 5-1-7-0, Magram 2-1-3-1.
Position: Barbados trail by 195 runs.
Umpires: E Bellas, S McClean.