The Trinidad and Tobago Invitational Under-16 cricket team ended their tour of Australia on a winning note yesterday. Playing against a South Australia Under-17 team in the city of Adelaide, the T&T boys won by 24 runs, and were completely at ease against older opponents and playing in front of coaches from the Darren Lehman Academy and the South Australia youth cricket coaches.
Batting first, the Invitational team scored 169 all out in 31 overs. Emmanuel Stewart the promising young wicketkeeper/batsman finally looked the part, scoring an unbeaten 55 to lead the scoring. Jordan Warner got 21 and Saiba Batoosingh 20. T&T then produced another considerably good fielding display and restricted their opponents to 145 all out in 45.5 overs. Jean Paul Rocke the 14 year old Queen’s Park medium pacer was tight and aggressive. He took two for ten in his six overs, Bryan Boodram also took two wickets, conceding 34 runs and Jonathan Bootan had one for 24
The T&T team will be guests of the South Australia Cricket Association at the picturesque Adelaide Oval today, while the Australian senior team trains for the second Ashes Test . The team will then have a city tour and head home tomorrow via San Francisco and New York. They will arrive home on Friday.