Rain rules on opening day of U-15 series

Heavy rain yesterday prevented any play on the opening day of the 2011 Regional Under-15 cricket series between Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana and Jamaica and the Windwards.

The only game that saw action was the Barbados versus Leeward Islands encounter at the National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Balmain, Couva. Heavy overnight and early morning rain prevented the players from Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana from stepping onto the playing arena at the Avidesh Samaroo ground in Endeavour and although around midday the weather improved, the umpires had to take into consideration the players’ safety as the outfield remained slippery. After five inspections during the day, they finally called off play at 3.30pm. Play on the second and final day today will begin at 9.30am to make up for some lost time.

At Couva, the Leewards reached 66 for three against Barbados when a final decisive shower arrived at 4.30pm and prevented any further action.

Summary of West Indies U15’s Regional Tournament 2011:

Round 1

T&T v Guyana at Avidesh Samaroo Park (Endeavour)
No play for the day due to wet outfield. There were five inspections by the umpires who called off play at 3.30pm.

Leeward Islands v Barbados at NCC

Barbados won the toss and asked L.I to have first strike.

Play started at 3:00 pm. Due to wet outfield.

L.I – first Innings – 66/3 – 19 overs (Shaquille Martina 19 no, Shawn Tuitt 23, Jaleel Williams 15, Neil Persaud 6-2-12-2, Demar Thorne 3-0-12-1).

Rain stopped play at 4.30 pm.

Windward Islands v Jamaica at Honeymoon Park

No play for the day due to wet outfield.

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