GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago required just 20 minutes to take the final three wickets and wrap up a comprehensive innings and 122 runs win over Leewards Islands at Bourda yesterday morning.
Resuming at 106 for seven, facing a second innings deficit of 250, the Leewards were no match for Trinidad and Tobago on the third and final day of their fifth round WICB Regional Under-19 Championship match.
The victory was a well-earned one for T&T who collected 12.2 points to end on 39.5 points and finish second behind Jamaica, who moved to an unassailable 43.7 points when they defeated Windward Islands on Friday at Demerara Cricket Club.The Leewards got 0.3 points from the match and ended bottom of the table on 10 points.
Left-arm spinner Javon Ali took the first two of the wickets to fall and the last man fell to a run out.
Ali pulled off a remarkable catch off his own bowling – a one-handed diving effort to his right to send back Nino Henry for 27, and in the next over bowled Tristan Handley behind his back for 12.
Last man Dymon Parris did not hang around and was run out without scoring.
The match will be remembered for the brilliant 187 retired hurt made by T&T’s Emmanuel Lett who, in his second match at this level, batted for close to six hours before he lost fluid and could not continue shortly before tea on the second day.
LEEWARDS 1st innings 149
T&T 1st innings 399-6 declared
LEEWARDS 2nd innings
(overnight 106 for seven)
D Webbe b Sooklal 1
W Mintos lbw b Mohammed 25
A Saunders lbw b Hosein 7
S Martina c Lara b Hosein 1
*R Cornwall c sub (Herrera) b Hosein 38
E Peters lbw b Hosein 0
N Henry c and b Ali 27
C Archibald b Mohammed 3
T Handley b Ali 12
D Doram not out 3
D Parris run out 0
Extras (b1, lb2, w3, nb5) 11
TOTAL (all out) 128
Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-31, 3-39, 4-45, 5-45, 6-102, 7-106, 8-119, 9-126, 10-128.
Bowling: Williams 3-0-20-0, Sooklal 3-1-10-1, Hosein 16-5-51-4, Mohammed 9-1-36-2, Ali 6-1-8-2.
Result: T&T won by an innings and 122 runs
Points: T&T 12.2, Leewards 0.3
Umpires: Francis Maurice, Shannon Crawford.