SCARBOROUGH – Barbados began their Regional Under-17 Tournament with a tense win over defending champions Trinidad and Tobago yesterday.
Playing at Louis D’or, Barbados won by two wickets after reaching 215 for 8 with two overs remaining after earlier bowling out the home team for 214 in 47.2. There were no major individual totals for Barbados, but four batsmen – captain Leniko Boucher, his opening partner Dikembe Wilson, Nicholas Kirton and Yvan Grant – all made 28. The main bowlers for the hosts were Nathaniel McDavid, Dejourn Charles and Kirstan Kallicharan who all claimed two wickets.
Trinidad and Tobago’s innings was built on a solid 86-run, fourth-wicket stand between Kallicharan and Sachin Seecharan. They scored 55 and 41 respectively. Kallicharan also starred in a crucial third wicket stand of 41 with Charles, who scored 29. Dominic Drakes with 3 for 45 and Nicholas Kirton 2 for 32 were the main bowlers for Barbados.
Today was a rest day in the tournament allowing organisers to revise the match schedule for the remainder of the week.