Windward Islands outplayed Trinidad and Tobago to snatch a first innings lead on the opening day of the Regional Under-19 Tournament yesterday in Guyana.
Three-wicket hauls from Ryan John and Gidron Pope terrorised the T&T batting and triggered an avalanche of wickets as they imploded for 74 runs in their first innings at Enmore.
No significant resistance came from the Trinidad and Tobago batsmen, crumbling against Pole, who grabbed three for eight, John, with three for 14, and Doran Edwards, who assisted with two for 14.
At stumps, Windwards had surged to 91 for the loss of two wickets, leading by 17 runs.
T&T captain and opener Jeremy Solozano led his team’s batting effort with a top score of 18 and besides 12 from Jemeel Maniram, 11 from Amir Jangoo, and Samuel Roopnarine’s ten, no other batsman got into double figures.
Windwards wicketkeeper Anson Latchman was outstanding, taking four catches behind the stumps to dismiss Jangoo, Brian Christmas, for five, and Camillo Carimbocas and Tevin Jadoo, both with a duck.
Tonis Simon is unbeaten on 30, while the Windwards have lost Pole and Melvin Gordon for 20 and 30, respectively.
At Everest: Jamaica trail Barbados by 14 runs with five wickets intact
BARBADOS 120 (Shamar Springer 31, Lee-Germon Gaskin 27; Ramaal Lewis 5-47, Nicholas Walters 3-21) vs JAMAICA 106 for five (Leroy Lugg 42; Chad Williams 4-15)
At Enmore: Windwards lead T&T by 17 runs with eight wickets intact
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 74 (Gidron Pope 3-8, Ryan John 3-14) vs WINDWARD ISLANDS 91 for two (Melvin Gordon 32, Tonis Simon 30 not out)
At Guyana National Stadium: Leewards trail Guyana by 249 runs with nine wickets intact
GUYANA 270 (Tagenarine Chanderpaul 65, Akshay Homraj 62, Steven Sankar 32 not out; Shaquille Martina 5-86, Therone Bussue 2-48) vs LEEWARDS 21 for one.