T&T bowlers were put to the sword by the Barbados batsmen
on the second day of second round action in the TCL Group
West Indies Under-19 Cricket Challenge, yesterday, at the
Enmore Cricket Ground in East Coast Demerara.
At the end of another frustrating day for the defending champions,
the Bajans,who resumed on 35 without loss chasing 192 for
first innings lead,were 311 for 7.
They were led by half-centuries from teenagers, 17-year-old
Carlos Braithwaite (92) and Jed Yearwood (62) against an attack
which lacked penetration.
Barbados leads by 120 with three wickets intact going in todays
It seemed that T&Ts skipper Sunil Narine lacked
the drive and motivation to lift the team at crucial times.
In another good day for cricket at the Sugar Estate Ground
30 miles away from the capital Georgetown, Barbados, led by
openers Roger Williams (12) and Yearwood added 12 before before
Williams was smartly stumped by wicketkeeper Somant Maraj
off the bowling of debutant leg-spinner Gareth Boodhai.
The tall, right-handed Braithwaithe joined Yearwood and the
pair added 61 in 73 minutes for the second wicket, before
Yearwood went for a well played 62, caught by wicketkeeper
Maraj off part-time off-spinner Marlon Barclay.
The right-handed batsman, who scored 186 in the opening round
of the tournament, batted for 144 minutes, faced 113 balls
and struck nine fours.
Barbados went to lunch on 127 for two.
On the resumption, Braithwaite in tandem with skipper Shamarh
Brooks (27) added a further 47, before the latter was trapped
in front to off-spinner Narine, with the total on 165 for
Braithwaite then found another useful partner in Kyle Hope
(27) and they added an important 71 runs in 69 minutes for
the fourth wicket before being parted.
Braithwaite was caught and bowled by part-time medium pacer
Darren Bravo with the total 236 for four.
After tea Barbados lost three wickets in its onslaught on
the bowling, with Jonathan Carter hitting a quickfire 44 before
stumps were drawn.
Carter has so far batted for 105 minutes and 78 ball and struck
three fours and one six.
A Herculean effort is needed from the T&T team if the
Bajans are to be denied a second straight outright win in