Aaron Bankay

TOP-SCORER: Trinidad and Tobago’s Aaron Bankay hits down the ground during his knock of 41 not out against the Windward Islands in their final round CWI Rising Stars Under-17 match at Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba yesterday. —Photo: ROGER SEEPERSAD

Barbados were crowned the Cricket West Indies Rising Stars Under-17 champions after rain washed out their title-deciding encounter in the final round of the competition at Gilbert Park in California yesterday.

Meanwhile, in the only completed match of the final round, hosts Trinidad and Tobago held their nerve with the ball to tie against the Windward Islands at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba and finish fourth on the table.

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Trinidad and Tobago’s netballers kept their hopes of a top-12 finish alive when they got past Fiji to clinch third spot in Group C at the Vitality World Cup in England yesterday.

The familiar saying “you’ll find a Bajan anwhere in the World” hit home in the ICC Cricket World Cup final yesterday when England won the most thrilling match to stun New Zealand at Lord’s.

ONLY Seth Thong and Sigourney Williams are left to fly the flag for hosts Trinidad and Tobago in the individual events after the opening day of the CASA (Caribbean Area Squash Association) Junior Championship yesterday, at the Queen’s Park Cricket Club’s Indoor Racquet Centre, Queen’s Park Oval, St Clair.

TRINIDAD and Tobago will be represented by four teams in ITF (International Tennis Federation)/COTECC (Central American and Caribbean Tennis Confederation) Sub-Region 4 Under-12 Team Tournament from today at National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua.

Has there ever been anything like that? Two finals of major global sporting events; two absorbing, thrilling, pulsating contests; two champions crowned in the most dramatic of circumstances within a matter of minutes and just a few miles of each other in London yesterday.