Thursday, July 30, 2015

T&T begin Under-15 defence

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TEAM PHOTO: The Trinidad and Tobago Under-15 cricketers, led by skipper Kirstan Kallicharan, centre front row, pose for a team photo ahead of their departure for Jamaica yesterday. —Photo: ROGER SEEPERSAD

Mark Fraser


 Trinidad and Tobago will start their Regional Under-15 title defence against the Windward Islands in the opening round of the 2014 competition at Kensington Cricket Club ground in Jamaica today.



The T&T contingent, led by prolific Under-14 batsman Kirstan Kallicharan, left for Jamaica early yesterday morning, confident that they will return with the trophy.



Kallicharan was also in charge of the team last year when he led T&T to victory in what was then a two-day format with each team batting twice.



This year, the Regional Under-15 Tournament, now in its 19th season, will be contested under a round-robin format, featuring five rounds of 50 overs-a-side matches with the team accumulating                        the most points being declared champions.



In the other first round matches of the tournament hosts Jamaica face Barbados at Up Park Camp while Guyana meet Leeward Islands at the Melbourne Club ground.



T&T captured the title for the seventh time last year, when it was staged in the south-western Jamaican parish of St Elizabeth, by topping the points table following victories over Windwards, Leewards, Guyana and the home team. 



Their only loss last year came against traditional rivals Barbados.



 The two-island republic’s side narrowly edged out the Windwards for the top spot, with Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and the Leewards following.








T&T Squad: 



Kirstan Kallicharan (captain), Joshua James, Gereeb Louis, Nathaniel McDavid, Leonardo Julien (wicket-keeper), Te-Shawn Alleyne, Cephas Cooper (Vice Captain), Brandon Singh, Justyn Gangoo, Avinash Mahabirsingh, Chrystian Thurton, Kyle Madoo, Navin Bedaisee, Enrique Singh. Glen Dwarika (Coach), Anthony Ramjit (Manager).



 



Regional 



Under-15 fixtures



 



Today



Guyana vs Leeward Islands — Melbourne



Jamaica vs Barbados — Up Park Camp



Windward Islands vs T&T — Kensington



 



Thursday



Barbados vs Guyana — Melbourne



Trinidad & Tobago vs Leeward Islands — Police



Windward Islands vs Jamaica — Kensington



 



Friday



Guyana vs T&T — UWI Mona



Barbados vs Windward Islands — Police



Leeward Islands vs Jamaica — Kensington



 



Monday July 28



Windward Islands vs Guyana — UWI Mona



Jamaica vs T&T — Police



Leeward Islands vs Barbados — Melbourne



 



Wednesday July 30



Guyana vs Jamaica — Melbourne



Windward Islands vs Leeward Islands — Police



T&T vs Barbados — Up Park Camp