Amurdan Anderson

JUST SHORT: Leeward Islands opening batsman Amurdan Anderson finds himself short of his ground and is run out for two as T&T wicketkeeper Jeremiah Cruickshank, right, and Anderson Mahase, centre, follow the play during the CWI Regional Under-17 match at Gilbert Park, in California, on Sunday. The hosts won the by six runs. But T&T could not hold their nerve yesterday, losing to Jamaica by two runs in a tight third round match, at Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba.


Trinidad and Tobago fell to its first loss of the Cricket West Indies Regional Under-17 Championship yesterday, losing by two runs to Jamaica in their rain-affected third round match at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba.

After winning the toss, T&T restricted the Jamaicans to 127 for four off their reduced 36 overs. The target was adjusted via the Duckworth-Lewis system with the hosts needing 135 to win off 36 overs. And in a dramatic chase, Tariq Mohammed’s men fell agonisingly short despite a fighting knock of 46 from Rajeev Ramnath towards the end.

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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.