Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 1st 2014 Contents A68
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Saturday, February 1, 2014
Tamar Lambert stepped forward with
an excellent all round performance at the
Queen s Park Oval on Thursday night to
lead Jamaica to a 14-run victory over the
Windward Islands in the opening game
of the Nagico Regional Super50 tourna-
ment, despite a century from Keddy
Scores: Jamaica 282 for five (50 overs)
vs Windwards 268 for eight (50 overs).
At the launch of the tournament CEO
of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)
Michael Muirhead called for runs and he
got 550 runs from the opening match.
Jamaica recovered from a perilous posi-
tion off 32 for three thanks to 88 from
Tamar Lambert and 93 from Andre
McCarthy to post a healthy 282 for five
and the Windwards replied with 268 for
Chasing 283 runs for victory under the
lights was always going to be a daunting
task for the Islands but on a good batting
surface, anything was possible.
They started off well with openers John-
son Charles and Devon Smith taking the
attack to the Reggae men. Charles swiped
his way to 40 off just 33 balls when he
gave Nikita Miller the opening wicket.
After his dismissal with the score at 65,
things went downhill,as Tyrone Thoephile
went for one and although West Indies
batsman Andre Fletcher and Devon Smith
added 31 for the third wicket, the writing
was always on the wall.
Fletcher went for 21 and Smith fell soon
after for 52 off 81 balls with four fours. His
dismissal was crucial as the innings was
being built around him. Middle order bats-
man Keddy Lesporis then batted beautifully
and started to take charge after Smith left.
He got it down to 18 from the last three
balls but opted to push for a single in the
off-side to reach his century. It came off
98 balls with two sixes and 11 fours.
The best of the Jamaican bowlers was
the stingy Nikita Miller who ended with
3/35 off his 10-over quota.
Earlier, a brilliant comeback led by the
durable Tamar Lambert and the exciting
Andre McCarthy saved face for the
Jamaicans who at one point were 32 for
After Mervyn Matthews had removed
openers Horace Miller (9), John Campbell
(16) and Nkrumah Bonner (1) in his first
spell, it looked like the normal story in
regional cricket---runs at a premium.
However, Lambert and McCarthy settled
down for the long haul and after a period
of cautious batting, they blossomed nicely
to thrill the small crowd on hand.
The Windwards bowlers also had the
take a great portion of the blame as they
strayed in line and length on many occa-
sions, inviting run scoring. The others did
not take cue from pacer Matthews who
used the conditions to great effect. In addi-
tion to bowling an immaculate line and
length he employed clever use of change
of pace and the Jamaicans were all at sea.
When he came off the runs started to flow
and Lambert and McCarthy combined to
add 179 runs for the fourth wicket.
However, just as both were closing in
on well deserved centuries, Lambert fell
for 88. He faced 99 balls, striking a six and
10 fours. As is the case with lengthy part-
nerships, when one goes the other follows
and this was the case soon after as
McCarthy left for 93 off 124 balls with two
sixes and 10 fours. Towards the end of the
innings Andre Russell (28) and Carlton
Baugh (28) threw caution to the wind and
the Jamaicans ended with their excellent
Jamaica rolls over
Moko-Jumbies led the
parade at the colourful and
competitive March past of
the Port-of-Spain and Envi-
rons Education District Net-
ball Opening yesterday at
the Jean Pierre Complex in
Some 24 schools partici-
pated in the March Past
which was won by St Cather-
ine s Anglican. The Central
Port of Spain school won its
first ever Port-of-Spain title
under the guidance of Carlton
Arrindell. They amassed 274
points to be three points clear
of runner-up Petit Valley Girls
RC.Carenage Girls Govern-
ment copped the trophy for
the Best Flag while Richmond
Street Boys gave their Prin-
cipal, Cannon Kendley
Baldeo, a victorious farewell
by winning the championship
for the Boy s Championship.
School Supervisors III Jen-
nylynne Cyrille, said that she
was very happy with the par-
ticipation of schools and stat-
ed that it was a great
improvement for netball
which was low in the district
for some years.
Mario Davis of the Sport
Company of T&T lauded the
Port-of-Spain council for job
well done. He asked the
teachers, coaches and the
administration to work
together in harmony for the
best interest of sport.
He said, "No one player
can win by themselves, they
need the assistance of all the
other players to be successful,
this not only goes for the
players but also for the
Some 600 students were
in attendance at the opening
where the March Past judges
were, Shirley Felix, Barbara
Lowhar and June Gardner.
Action in the Port of Spain
Primary School League will
begin on February 12 and
there will be two matches per
team in the two groups of the
girls division while there will
be one match per week for
the boys division.
PoS Primary netball
passes off in style
The March past Champion School Team, St Catherine's Anglican School pose with School
Supervisor III Jennylynne Cyrille, left, after recording their first victory at the Port-of-Spain
Primary Schools Netball Opening. PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
Many stars in cricket today, announced them-
selves to the world in past ICC (International
Cricket Council) Under-19 Cricket World Cups,
and hopefully a West Indian star will rise to
the occasion later this month, like many present
West Indies players did at the 2004 edition.
At the 2004 ICC World Cup in Bangladesh,
West Indies finished as runner-ups, its best ever
World Cup finish. In the final against Pakistan,
West Indies, captained by Denesh Ramdin, went
down by 25 runs. Chasing 231 to win, Ramdin
top scored with 36, but the Windies were dis-
missed for 205.
Other West Indies international players who
were part of the 2004 squad, includes Xavier
Marshall, Lendl Simmons, Assad Fudadin, Ravi
Rampaul, Lionel Baker and Kirk Edwards. Also
making a name at the tournament were current
English captain Alastair Cook and India s Shikhar
Dhawan. Kevin O Brien (Ireland) and Vernon
Philander (South Africa), who played in the inau-
gural Caribbean Premier League last year, also
featured in the 2004 competition.
This year s tournament, which features 16
teams, will take place from February 14--28 in
Dubai. The current squad of West Indies U-19
players has been together since January 22. The
team took part in a one week camp in Barbados,
under head coach Roddy Estwick, before arriving
in Dubai on Wednesday. The team, captained by
Jamaican Ramaal Lewis, will play in Group C
along South Africa, Zimbabwe and Canada. India
is the defending champions, defeating Australia
by six wickets in the 2012 final.
West Indies will attempt to get its campaign
off to a winning start when it faces South Africa
on February 14.
stars gather at
U-19 World Cup
West Indies---Ramaal Lewis (captain),
Fabian Allen, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Bryan
Charles, Tristan Coleman, Jonathan Drakes,
Shimron Hetmyer, Jerome Jones, Ray
Jordan, Brandon King, Preston McSween,
Marquino Mindley, Gudakesh Motie, Nicolas
Pooran, Jeremy Solozano.
Jamaica vs Windwards
H Miller c Smith b Matthew
J Campbell c Theophille b Matthew 16
N Bonner c Fletcher b Matthew
T Lambert c Fletcher b Johnson
A McCarthy c Emmanuel b Mathurin 93
A Russell not out
C Baugh not out
Extras 3nb, 14w, 2lb
Total for 5 wkts (50ovs)
Fall of wkts: 11, 28, 32, 211, 232.
Bowling: D Johnson 10-2-47-1, M
Matthew 8.1-2-33-3, K Peters 10-1-66-0, G
Mathurin 9.5-0-67-1, L Sebastien 10-0-53-
0, J Charles 2-0-14-0.
J Charles c Campbell b Miller
D Smith c Lambert b Bonner
T Theophille c Richardson b Lambert 1
A Fletcher lbw Lambert
K Lesporis not out
R Currency c Miller b Bernard
L Sebastien c Campbell b Cotterell 11
G Mathurin b Miller
D Johnson c Bonner b Miller
M Matthew not out
Extras 5lb, 1nb, 6w"
Total for 8 wkts (50)
Fall of wkts: 62, 65, 97, 149, 152, 195, 213,
Bowling: S Cotterell 10-0-66-1, A Russell
4-0-44-0, N Miller 10-0-35-3, T Lambert
10-0-32-2, A Richardson 5-0-31-0, D
Bernard 8-0-38-1, N Bonner 3-0-17-1.
Result: Jamaica won by 14 runs.
Man-of-match: Tamar Lambert.
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