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ST GEORGE'S---Trinidad and Tobago were
crowned Regional Under-15 champions for a
record eighth time when they cruised to a
four-wicket victory over Guyana here Wednes-
day, to win the 2016 edition.
Chasing 104 for victory at Tanteen in the
fifth and final round of matches, the Trinida-
dians reached their target off exactly 26 overs,
to post their fifth consecutive win and finish
on 31.5 points. Barbados and Guyana both fin-
ished on 20.8 points but the Barbadians claimed
second spot by virtue of a superior net run rate
in the 50-overs tournament.
Windward Islands were fourth with 13.5 while
Leeward Islands were fifth with 7.9 and Jamaica
last with 0.3 points, after losing all five of their
T&T s final round victory was guided by
middle order batsman and captain Leonardo
Julien who stroked an unbeaten 63 off 67 balls
to see his side home. He struck eight fours and
a six, anchoring two stands to twice rescue the
innings. When T&T slumped to 10 for two in
the fifth over, he put on 36 for the third wicket
with Leon Basanoo (13).
And when Basanoo and Rivaldo Ramlogan
(2) fell in the space of 13 deliveries to leave T&T
on 54 for four in the 16th over, Julien put on
a further 43 for the fifth wicket with Antonio
Gomez (8) which put the team on the brink of
victory. Earlier, captain and opener Sachin Singh
made 45 but Guyana were bundled out for 103
off 46.5 overs, after they were sent in.
Sachin faced 76 balls and counted six fours
before he was third out at 72 for three in the
Leg-spinner Sameer Ali claimed five for 17.
At Progress Park, Demetrius Richards, Seth
Agard and Matthew Forde all struck half-cen-
turies as Barbados crushed Leewards by 100
runs. They piled up 247 for six off their 50
overs with Richards getting 76, Agard hitting
63 and Forde, 56. In reply, the Leewards were
dismissed for 147 off 30 overs with tail-ender
Taiem Tonge striking an unbeaten 49 off 40
balls with five fours and two sixes.
In the other game at La Sagesse, opener Lee
Solomon smashed a stroke-filled half-century
as Windward Islands cruised to an easy nine-
wicket win over Jamaica.
Solomon made an unbeaten 68 off 59 balls
with four fours and four sixes to steer Wind-
wards to their paltry target of 112, after Ethan
Doctrove had taken four for 24, to restrict the
Jamaicans to 111 for nine off their 50 overs.
KINGSTON---West Indies have axed open-
er Rajendra Chandrika for the third Test
against India starting next Tuesday in St
Lucia, and have recalled Shai Hope to the
The right-handed Chandrika has scored
53 runs from his four innings in the current
series, to extend his misery at the highest
level, where he has only managed 140 runs
in five Tests at an average of 14.
He suffered an inauspicious Test debut
last year against Australia when he scored
a pair at Sabina Park and enjoyed no
improved fortunes in the drawn second
Test against India which ended Wednesday
here, making five and one.
Chandrika s place has been taken by Hope
who though promising, has also struggled
at international level, with only 171 runs in
six Tests at an average of 15.
However, Hope pressed his case to selec-
tors recently when he carved out an unbeat-
en 118 for the WICB President s XI in a
tour game against the Indians at Warner
The 22-year-old is the only change to
the squad which will seek to square the
series when the third Test bowls off at the
Darren Sammy National Stadium.
They fell behind 0-1 in the four-Test
series when they slumped to an innings
and 92-run defeat in the opening Test at
the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.
However, they rebounded strongly in the
second Test here to pull off a draw, batting
the entire final day to amass 388 for six,
when they seemed poised to slide to another
The fourth Test is scheduled for Queen s
Park Oval in Trinidad from August 18-22.
SQUAD---Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg
Brathwaite (vice-captain), Devendra Bishoo,
Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite,
Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Miguel
Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel,
Shai Hope, Leon Johnson, Alzarri Joseph,
Marlon Samuels. (CMC)
T&T U-15 champions after playing unbeaten
gets axe for
St Lucia Test
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