Windward Islands made a tactical move in a bid to press for outright victory against Trinidad and Tobago on the second day of their first round match in the Regional Under-19 Tournament here yesterday.
Windwards, who resumed from an overnight score of 91 for two, declared their first innings at 249 for 9 wickets to tighten their grip on the game after they had bowled out Trinidad and Tobago for 74 at Enmore.
Batting a second time, Trinidad and Tobago were 49 for one at stumps and will be hoping to avert a batting demise mirroring their first innings fiasco.
Windwards dominated the second day with a solid batting display that allowed them to extend their lead to 126 runs.
Several of their batsmen got starts including a top score of 43 from Roland Cato who bolstered the innings with a 66 run stand for the 4th wicket with Anson Latchman.
Latchman scored 38 before he was caught and bowled by Anderson Phillip.
Good contributions also came from Tonis Simon 30, Melvin Gordon 32, Doran Edwards 26 and Gidron Pope 20.
Samuel Roopnarine was the pick of the bowlers with three for 53, while Phillip, Tevin Jadoo and Justin Joseph collected two wickets each.
Trinidad and Tobago skipper Jeremy Solozano was leading the effort to keep his side in the game with an unbeaten knock of 34 by the close.
T&T vs Windwards
T&T 1st Inns 74
Windwards 1st Inngs
(Overnight 91 for two)
G Pope lbw b Jadoo 20
M Gordon c and b Roopnarine 32
T Simon b Roopnarine 30
K Jno Lewis c Bootan b Phillip 17
*R Cato lbw b Jadoo 43
+A Latchman c and b Phillip 38
R John lbw b Joseph 10
D Edwards not out 26
D Hypolite lbw b Joseph 0
S Lewis c Jadoo b Roopnarine 13
C Phillip not out 3
Extras: (b4, lb7, w1, nb5) 17
TOTAL: (9 wkts decl’d, 108 overs) 249
Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-74, 3-92, 4-118, 5-184, 6-198, 7-204, 8-207, 9-232
Bowling: Seetal 15-4-35-0, Phillip 15-3-29-2, Roopnarine 26-9-53-3, Jadoo 23-8-39-2, Joseph 18-5-39-2, Bootan 10-2-42-0, Christmas 1-0-1-0
T&T 2nd Inns
*J Solozano not out 34
A Jangoo c Gordon b Lewis 0
B Christmas not out 12
Extras (lb2, nb1) 3
TOTAL (1 wkt, 20 overs) 49
Fall of wickets: 1-15
Bowling: Lewis 5-2-8-1, Phillip 4-1-14-0, Pope 5-1-12-0, John 3-0-6-0, Hypolite 2-0-3-0, Edwrads 1-0-4-0
Position: T&T trail by 126 with nine second innings wickets standing
Points-to-date: Windwards Under-19s 5.1, T&T Under-19s 1.2
Umpires: I Moakan, G Sukhdeo