Inside the Under-17
Date Published: 2019-06-27
Summary: Report, scores
Confident Barbados Under-17s again triumph over BCA Select Under-19s
Bridgetown, Barbados, June 27 - (www.bcacricket.org) - The Barbados Under-17 team will head into their defence of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) one-day title with confidence in Trinidad & Tobago next month following their dominance over a BCA Select Under-19 in a four-match warm-up series.
A 38-run win at Foursquare Oval today gave Nimar Bolden’s side a 3-1 success after they lost the first match by 91 runs at Queen’s Park.
Barbados Under-17s then triumphed by 72 runs at Weymouth and by five wickets at Queen’s Park.
All-rounder and vice-captain Jaden Leacock sustained his good form with the bat today, scoring 58 off 82 balls including five fours and one six in a total of 181 for nine off 50 overs.
It was the only half-century by a Barbados Under-17 batsman in the practice series.
Off-spinner Tariq O’Neale, son of the former Foundation, Lodge and YMPC batsman Ryan O’Neale, then grabbed four for 21 as the BCA Select Under-19s were bowled out for 143 in 33.2 overs.
The CWI Under-17 Championship runs from July 4 to 14.
Three players - Leacock, who is the vice-captain, and batsmen Rivaldo Clarke and Giovonte Depeiza - are returning from last year’s Tournament.
Barbados’ opening match is against the Windward Islands at Gilbert Park on July 6.
Squad: Nimar Bolden (captain), Jaden Leacock (vice-captain), Romario Roach, Ché Simmons (Combermere), Trevino Alleyne (Harrison College), Rivaldo Clarke, Tremaine Dowrich (St. Leonard’s), Giovonté Depeiza, Thierry Walcott (Frederick Smith), Johann Layne, Hakeem Perryman, Devon Stevenson (Lodge), Tariq O’Neale (St. Michael), Kevin Wickham (Grantley Adams).
Reserves: Shayon Blenman (Combermere), Romario Brathwaite (Deighton Griffith), Shomario Depeiza (Frederick Smith), Malek Husbands (Ellerslie), Shaqkere Parris (Alexandra).
Management Unit: Dexter Toppin (head coach), Dwayne Best (manager), Nhamo Winn (assistant coach), Kwayne Dalrymple (physiotherapist).
Summarised scores of the fourth practice match:
Barbados Under-17s 181-9 (50 overs) (Jaden Leacock 58 - 82 balls, 5 fours, 1 six; Giovonte Depeiza 29, Hakeem Perryman 28, Tremaine Dowrich 11 not out; Rikeem Headley 2-33, Ramon Simmonds 2-36).
BCA Select Under-19s 143 all out (33.2 overs) (Damel Evelyn 34, Azan Holligan 29, Dasani Griffith 22, Shemar Persaud 11; Tariq O'Neale 4-21).