An unbroken half-century stand between Amir Jangoo and Brian Christmas forged Trinidad and Tobago further ahead, after a career-best half-century from Matthew Jones failed to ignite Barbados’ batting in the Regional Under-19 Championship here yesterday.
Opener Jangoo was not out on 44 and wicketkeeper/batsman Christmas, unbeaten on 30, as T&T reached 77 for one in their second innings at the close on the second day of their second round match at the Guyana National Stadium for an overall lead of 91.
The two left-handers batted resolutely and have shared 77 so far for the second wicket, after their captain Jeremy Solozano, another southpaw and a West Indies Under-19 batsman, was lbw to Shamar Springer for a duck in the second over of the innings about 25 minutes before tea.
Jangoo has collected six fours from 106 balls in 155 minutes of batting and Christmas just one boundary from 131 balls in close to two-and-a-half hours at the crease.
Earlier, left-hander Jones, batting at eight, was unbeaten on the top score of 81, as the Barbadians were bowled out for 185 in their first innings about 40 minutes before tea, conceding a lead of 14.
Starting the day on 21 for four, Barbados slumped to 80 for seven within the first hour of play before Jones led a rearguard action to bring some respectability to his side’s feeble batting and anaemic total.
Jones swung a delivery from Tevin Jadoo to wide long-on for four to reach his 50 from 66 balls and hit the ball crisply throughout his near 2-˝-hour stay in the middle. He added a valuable 40 for the eighth wicket with vice captain Chad Williams and further frustrated T&T in a last-wicket stand of 48 with Neil Persaud.
Off-spinner Samuel Roopnarine was the most successful T&T bowler with four for 64 from 15.4 overs, Justin Joseph ended with two for 30 from 21 overs of left-arm spin and fast bowler Anderson Phillip grabbed two for 12 from seven overs.
At the Demerara Cricket Club, Guyana:
JAMAICA (117) & 97-8 (A Mansingh 28, R Burnett 15 not out 15; A Joseph 38/4 , S Martina 5/2 ); LEEWARDS ISLANDS (123 all out) (K Carty 40, R Powell 22; O Smith 34/2; R Lewis 32/2, A Mansingh 5/2).
At Everest in Guyana:
WINDWARDS (139) & 79-4 ( T Simon 21, M Gordon 17, R Cato 15 not out; A Latchman 12 not out; K Paul 14/1, S Sankar 22/2) GUYANA 243 all out (S Hetmyer 125; T Chanderpaul 24, A Homraj 40; Hypolite 67/2, G Pope 26/2, Edward 42/3)
T&T vs BARBADOS
T&t ist Inns 199
Barbados 1st Inns
L askin c Roopnarine b Phillip 0
D Wilson b Joseph 0
A Greenidge lbw b Joseph 0
J Drakes c Phillip b Seetal 13
J Toppin b Phillips 4
L Boucher c wkpr Christmas b Roopnarine. . 28
S Springer lbw b Roopnarine 23
M Jones not out 81
C Williams c wkpr Christmas b Jadoo . . . . . . . 17
K Harding c Jaggernauth b Roopnarine 5
N Persaud c Phillip b Roopnarine 10
Extras (lb4) 4
Total (All out, 80.4 overs) 185
Wickets at: 0, 0, 0, 5, 27, 69, 80, 120, 137
Bowling: Phillips 7-3-12-2, Joseph 21-9-30-2,
Roopnarine 15.4-2-64-4, Jadoo 15-3-46-1,
Seetal 8-1-29-1, Moeen 14-2-38-1
T&t ist Inns
A Jangoo not out 44
J Solozano lbw b Springer 0
B Christmas not out 30
Extras (LB2, W1) 3
Total (for one wicket, 40 overs) 77
Wickets at: 0
Bowling: Harding 6-1-20-0, Springer 6-0-20-1,
Jones 2-0-4-0, Williams 15-7-23-0,
Umpires: D Butler, S Crawford
Match Referee: R King