Jamaica crushed Trinidad and Tobago by 10 wickets in their opening match in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) under-19 three-day tourney held at the Everest Cricket Club ground yesterday.

Jamaica, batted first after losing the toss, and scored 320 in their first innings.

They then dismissed Trinidad for 136 in their first innings.

After enforcing the follow-on the second day, Jamaica had the Trinidadians on the back foot on 52 for three at the end of the second day with Akeal Hosein on 16 and Jovan Ali on one.

When play resumed on yesterday’s third  and final day, The Jamicans were held up by a brilliant  innings of 98 from  number four batsman Akeal Hosein.

But the Jamaicans consistently tested the Trinidadian batsmen and finally got a break through when Donovan Nelson took his first wicket of the second innings by dismissing Ali for five.

However, Hosein continued to steer the ship for Trinidad guiding them to an 18-run lead before being dismissed two runs short of a century as Trinidad was dismissed for 202 off 90.3 overs.

Nelson ended with figures of two for 63 off 22 overs while James McDonald picked up three for 14 off 10.3 overs that included seven maidens.

With a target of 19 runs for an outright win, Jamaica wasted no time in finishing the match.

Oshane Walter  was  not out on 13 and John Campbell on six as Jamaica reached 19 -0  in two overs.

Jamaica will now take on Guyana at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground tomorrow at 10am.

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