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T&T batsman, Bajan bowler top cwi u-19

T&T batsman, Bajan bowler top cwi u-19

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Players from Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados topped the performance charts in the three-day format of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Under-19 cricket tournament which ended here on Monday of this week.

Trinidadian right-handed batsman Cephas Cooper amassed the highest run aggregate with 280 runs from his three matches. He hit the tournament’s highest score, 173 not out, made against Jamaica and finished with an average of 140. Only one other batsman, Jamaica’s Kirk Mckenzie, reached three figures.

Second to Cooper on the batting chart was Barbados’ Nico Reifer with 246 runs while Cooper’s team-mate, Navin Bidaisee was third on the list with 222 runs, including a highest score of 93. Cooper and Bidaisee shared in the tournament’s best opening partnership, 192, versus Jamaica, last Saturday at the Arnos Vale Playing Field.

Heading the bowling was Barbadian left-arm orthodox spinner, Joshua Bishop, who took 18 wickets at an average of only 12.89 runs per wicket.

Behind him, with 16 wickets apiece, were Kevin Umroa of Guyana together with Elroy Francis and Cameron Boyce of the Leewards and Barbados respectively.

Four other bowlers bagged 13 wickets each- Justyn Gangoo (T&T), Simeon Gerson (Windwards), Ashmed Nedd (Guyana), and Raewon Senior (Jamaica).

T&T won the tournament with 45.2 points, edging out Barbados on 40.7 points. Jamaica and Guyana tied for third with 23.4 points each, with Leewards on 23.1.

The Windwards finished last on 13.1 points.

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