Saturday, December 16, 2017

Central, North share title

Central and North were declared joint winners of the BG Trinidad and Tobago Under-19 InterZone tournament after the final was abandoned because of rain yesterday.

The first day of the contest on Thursday was washed out with play starting early on the second day yesterday.

Central, batting first, scored 157 for six before heavy rain forced the match to be called off.

Trinidad and Tobago wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran slammed 99 before the rain came. He finished the tournament as Central Zone's leading run-scorer with 308 runs. 

Andy Gobin, who was part of the Trinidad and Tobago Under-19 team last year, was also in the runs for the Central scoring 286 runs in the InterZone tournament, with one century. Jason Batson scored 289 runs with one century for Central while Christopher Vincent was the Zone's leading wicket-taker with 16 wickets.

Bryan Charles was the best all-rounder for Central, taking 14 wickets and scoring 260 runs.

The T&T Cricket Board youth selectors will choose a 20-member Under-19 training squad to start preparing for the Regional Under-19 tournament which is expected to take place late in July.

The youth selectors will also name an Under-17 squad to start preparing for the Regional Under-17 tournament.