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  • Windies assert control after Holder wrecks Bangladesh

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – An inspired West Indies captain Jason Holder grabbed an outstanding five-wicket haul to rip Bangladesh to shreds and leave them with a mammoth task of saving the second and final Test.

    A whopping 17 wickets tumbled on Friday’s second day at Sabina Park as West Indies, resuming on their overnight 295 for four, lost their last six wickets for 59 runs to be bowled out for 354 in their first innings.

    Holder then scythed through the Bangladesh batting to finish with five for 44 – his third five-wicket haul in Tests – while fellow seamers Shannon Gabriel (2-19) and debutant Keemo Paul (2-25) supported with two wickets apiece, as the innings folded for 149.

    Veteran opener Tamim Iqbal top-scored with 47, captain Shakib-al-Hasan chipped in with 32 and former skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, 24, but the remainder of the batting buckled under the pressure applied by the pace attack.

    In nine overs possible before the close, West Indies lost first innings century-maker Kraigg Brathwaite for eight when he was bowled by left-arm spinner Shakib, to end the day on 19 for one – already 224 runs in front heading into Saturday’s third day.

    The opening session was a disappointing one for the Windies as they displayed little of the enterprise of the opening day, and were dismissed about 15 minutes before the scheduled lunch break.

    Left-hander Shimron Hetmyer, eyeing a maiden Test hundred when he resumed on 84, added just two before becoming the first casualty of the session when he flirted with one from seamer Abu Jayed outside off and was caught behind in the day’s third over.

    Roston Chase, on 16 at the start, saw his poor run of form continue, missing a flick at Abu Jayed and falling lbw for 20 with West Indies on 302 for six.

    Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich paid the price for hitting against the turn and was caught at cover off a leading edge off left-arm spinner Taijul Islam for six and Paul endured a forgettable debut with the bat when he failed to score.

    Miguel Cummins followed quickly for a first-ball ‘duck’ but Holder counter-attacked, smashing a pair of fours and sixes in a positive 42-ball, unbeaten 33 as he added 35 for the last wicket with Gabriel (12).

    Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan ended with five for 93 and Abu Jayed, three for 38.

    On 10 without loss at lunch, Bangladesh fell apart after the interval with Gabriel and Holder sharing the four wickets to fall in the second session.

    Liton Das (12) was trapped lbw by Gabriel in the fifth over following the resumption with 10 runs added to the total and Mominul Haque followed two balls later without scoring, edging to Shai Hope at gully.

    Tamim struck six fours off 105 balls in just under three hours as he then combined with Shakib in a 59-run, third wicket stand to bail Bangladesh out of trouble.

    However, Holder struck twice in the space of three deliveries about 20 minutes before tea, to rock Bangladesh once more. He claimed Shakib, playing on attempting to cut one too close to him, and then trapped Mahmudullah on the crease without scoring.

    On 92 for four at tea, Bangladesh lost their last six wickets for just 57 runs to be dismissed 25 minutes before the scheduled close.

    Tamim carried the fight initially in a 38-run, fifth wicket partnership with Mushfiqur but became Paul’s first wicket in Tests when he played down the wrong line and lost his off-stump.

    Paul trapped Nurul Hasan lbw next ball to find himself on a hat-trick and even though it was averted, Mushfiqur fell soon afterwards when steered Holder to Hope at gully at 128 for seven.

    Holder bowled Taijul Islam with his very next delivery only to discover he had over-stepped but atoned for his indiscretion by getting the same batsman bowled for 16, after speedster Miguel Cummins had gained an lbw verdict against Mehidy Hasan (3).

    Fittingly, Holder finished off the innings by rattling Abu Jayed’s stumps before the tail-ender had scored.

    WEST INDIES 1st Innings

    (overnight 295 for four)

    K Brathwaite c Taijul Islam b Mehidy Hasan 110

    D Smith c Mominul Haque b Mehidy Hasan 2

    K Powell lbw b Mehidy Hasan 29

    S Hope c wkpr Nurul Hasan b Taijul Islam 29

    S Hetmyer c wkpr Nurul Hasan b Abu Jayed 20

    R Chase lbw b Abu Jayed 20

    +S Dowrich c Mehidy Hasan b Taijul Islam 6

    *J Holder not out 33

    K Paul c Mominul Haque b Mehidy Hasan 0

    M Cummins lbw b Mehidy Hasan 0

    S Gabriel b Abu Jayed 12

    Extras (b20, lb7) 27

    TOTAL (all out, 112 overs) 354

    Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-59, 3-138, 4-247, 5-297, 6-302, 7-318, 8-319, 9-319

    Bowling: Abu Jayed 18-7-38-3; Shakib-Al-Hasan 22-3-60-0; Mehidy Hasan 29-9-93-5; Taijul Islam 25-4-82-2; Kamrul Islam Rabbi 10-1-34-0; Mahmudullah 8-1-20-0

    BANGLADESH 1st Innings

    Tamim Iqbal b Paul 47

    Liton Das lbw b Gabriel 12

    Mominul Haque c Hope b Gabriel 0

    *Shakib-Al-Hasan b Holder 32

    Mahmudullah lbw b Holder 0

    Mushfiqur Rahim c Hope b Holder 24

    +Nurul Hasan lbw b Paul 0

    Mehidy Hasan lbw b Cummins 3

    Taijul Islam b Holder 18

    Kamrul Islam not out 0

    Abu Jayed b Holder 0

    Extras (lb5, nb8) 13

    TOTAL (all out, 46.1 overs) 149

    Fall of wickets: 1-20, 2-20, 3-79, 4-79, 5-117, 6-117, 7-128, 8-135, 9-149, 10-149.

    Bowling: Gabriel 10-3-19-2; Paul 9-2-25-2 (nb3); Cummins 9-1-34-1 (nb4); Holder 10.1-1-44-5 (nb1); Chase 8-0-22-0

    WEST INDIES 2nd Innings

    K Brathwaite b Shakib-Al-Hasan 8

    D Smith not out 8

    K Paul not out 0

    Extras (w1, nb2) 3

    TOTAL (1 wkt, 9 overs) 19

    Fall of wickets: 1-19

    Bowling: Abu Jayed 4-1-8-0 (nb1, w1); Mehidy Hasan Miraz 2-1-8-0; Taijul Islam 2-0-3-0 (nb1); Shakib-Al-Hasan 1-1-0-1

    Position: West Indies lead by 224 runs with nine second innings wickets standing.

    Toss: Bangladesh.

    Umpires: R Illingworth , S Ravi; TV – R Kettleborough.

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  • Permaul, Bishoo deliver opening win for Jaguars

    NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Spin twins Veerasammy Permaul and Devendra Bishoo wrecked English County Kent, to propel Guyana Jaguars to a comfortable 35-run victory in their opening Group B match of the Regional Super50 here Wednesday.

    Defending a seemingly inadequate 233 at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Jaguars appeared en route to defeat with Kent cruising on 119 for one in the 28th over.

    But Premaul snatched four for 46 and leg-spinner Bishoo, three for 34, to scythe through the innings and send Kent crashing for 198 all out in the 47th over.

    Zak Crawley top-scored with 60 while Sean Dickson got 29 and Daniel Bell-Drummond, 28, but the remainder of the batting failed to come to terms with the Jaguars attack.

    Earlier, veteran former West Indies star, Shiv Chanderpaul, stroked 67 at the top of the order and got support from wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble who made 39, as Jaguars were bowled out for 233 off 49 overs.

    Tail-ender Romario Shepherd chipped in with 29 and Sherfane Rutherford, 24, as Jaguars recovered from a sloppy start, rebuilt, before scrambling for runs in the dying stages.

    Fast bowler Mitchell Claydon was the best bowler with five for 31 while fellow seamer Will Gidman (2-37) and off-spinner Ian Thomas (2-62) claimed two wickets apiece.

    Opting to bat first, Jaguars were quickly in trouble when they lost Test batsman Shimron Hetmyer (19), Chandrapaul Hemraj (0) and captain Leon Johnson (0) to decline to 33 for three in the seventh over.

    Chanderpaul, opening the batting, then patched up the innings in two successive half-century stands. He first put on 56 for the fourth wicket with West Indies all-rounder Raymond Reifer (16) before adding a further 58 for the fifth with Bramble.

    The 43-year-old Chanderpaul struck five fours and a six off 97 balls while Bramble produced a 34-ball cameo with three fours and two sixes.

    Both, however, were part of a slide that saw three wickets tumble for 30 runs in 40 balls and it was left to Shepherd and Rutherford to provide the late flourish for Jaguars in a 38-run, eighth wicket partnership.

    Kent, in reply, started positively, with the 19-year-old Crawley energising two consecutive half-century stands to put the overseas side in command.

    The right-hander faced 73 balls and counted four fours, adding 58 with Bell-Drummond for the the first wicket and another 61 with Sean Dickson (29).

    With the game slipping away, Permaul got the breakthrough when he removed Dickson in the 28th over and when Bishoo claimed Crawley and wicketkeeper Adam Rouse (0) in successive deliveries in the 31st, Jaguars were back in the contest.

    Stumbling on 129 for four, Kent never recovered as Bishoo had captain Will Gidman caught and bowled for 16 and trapped Alex Blake lbw for nine.

    Fast bowler Romario Shepherd also chipped in with a brace of wickets, and Permaul weighed in, to accelerate the decline.


    S Hetmyer c Haggett b Thomas 19

    S Chanderpaul lbw b Gidman 67

    C Hemraj c & b Claydon 0

    *L Johnson c &b Claydon 0

    R Reifer c Haggett b Gidma 16

    +A Bramble lbw b Haggett 39

    S Rutherford c Crawley b Claydon 24

    K Paul c wkp Rouse b Thomas 9

    R Shepherd b Claydon 29

    V Permaul c Crawley b Claydon 4

    D Bishoo not out 9

    Extras (lb6, w7, nb4) 17

    TOTAL (all out, 49 overs) 233

    Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-33, 3-33, 4-89, 5-147, 6-155, 7-177, 8-215, 9-219, 10-233.

    Bowlers: Claydon 10-1-31-5, Thomas 10-1-62-2, Haggett 9-0-25-1, Tredwell 10-0-46-0, Gidman 8-0-37-2, Qayyum 2-0-26-0.


    D Bell-Drummond b Permaul 28

    Z Crawley b Bishoo 60

    S Dickson c Paul b Permaul 29

    *W Gidman c & b Bishoo 16

    +A Rouse run out 0

    A Blake lbw b Bishoo 9

    C Haggett c Johnson b Shepherd 16

    J Tredwell b Permaul 10

    I Qayyum st Bramble b Permaul 4

    M Claydon not out 11

    I Thomas b Shepherd 6

    Extras (lb2, w7) 9

    TOTAL (all out, 46.3 overs) 198

    Fall of wickets: 1-58, 2-119, 3-129, 4-129, 5-148, 6-153, 7-169, 8-175, 9-183, 10-198.

    Bowling: Shepherd 8.3-0-43-2, Paul 9-1-30-0, Reifer 9-0-43-0, Permaul 10-0-46-4, Bishoo 10-1-34-3.

    Result: Jaguars won by 35 runs.

    Toss: Jaguars.

    Umpires: Danesh Ramdhani , Zahid Bassarath.

  • Bonner, Warde and Carter fined for breaches of Code of Conduct

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies confirmed today that the Leeward Islands Hurricanes pair of Nkrumah Bonner and Terence Warde, as well Barbados Pride left-hander Jonathan Carter were all fined for breaches of the Code of Conduct during the fourth round of matches which ended on Sunday in the Digicel 4-Day Championship.

    All three players admitted to their offences and accepted the imposition of the proposed sanctions, so there was no need for formal hearings.

    Bonner and Warde were reported by on-field umpires Carl Tuckett and Leslie Reifer, Jr, along with reserve umpire Bernard Joseph, for Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct during the match between the Hurricanes and Jamaica Scorpions at Warner Park in Basseterre, St. Kitts.

    Bonner’s breach was upgraded to Level 2, due to this being his second breach within a year, and match referee Stewart Rawlins imposed a fine of 50 per cent of the player’s match fee. The player breached paragraph 1.2 of the Code of Conduct by showing dissent at an umpire’s decision, when he showed his bat in obvious disappointment after being adjudged lbw in the 56th over of the Hurricanes’ first innings.

    Rawlins however, imposed a fine of 10 per cent of Warde’s match fee, after he similarly, breached paragraph 1.2 of the Code of Conduct by showing dissent at an umpire’s decision, when he showed his bat in obvious disappointment after being adjudged lbw in the 49th over of the Hurricanes’ second innings.

    Carter was reported by on-field umpires Deighton Butler and Verdayne Smith, along with reserve umpire Roger Davis, for a Level 1 breach of the Code of Conduct during the match between the Pride and Windward Islands Volcanoes at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex in Kingstown, St. Vincent.

    Match referee Carlyle Felix imposed a fine of 50 per cent of Carter’s match fee, after the Pride player breached paragraph 1.3 of the Code of Conduct by using language that was obscene, offensive or insulting towards Volcanoes’ off-spinner Shane Shillingford, when leaving the field following his dismissal in his side’s second innings.

    Cricket West Indies Regional 4-Day Code of Conduct.
  • Miller returns to strengthen struggling Scorpions

    File: Nikita Miller celebrates on the third day of the sixth round match between Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica in the Regional 4-Day Tournament on Sunday at Queen’s Park Oval.

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaica Scorpions will be strengthened for their trip to Warner Park in St Kitts to face Leeward Islands Volcanoes, as regular captain and frontline spinner, Nikita Miller has returned to the squad.

    The 35-year-old, Scorpions’ most experienced player, missed the first three rounds while recuperating from a recent surgery.

    Despite his side’s struggles, left-armer Miller was the leading wicket-taker in the last four-day season with 58 scalps, and boasts 461 wickets from 90 first class matches all told.

    “To have Nikita Miller is always a positive and we are looking forward to him being in the team again,” stand-in captain Paul Palmer told the Observer newspaper here.

    Without Miller, Scorpions have failed to win a match to date, and are one from bottom of the six-team standings on 18.2 points.

    They lost to three-time reigning champions, Guyana Jaguars, by 263 runs in the opening round before drawing away to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the second round fixture and then with Barbados Pride here last weekend.

    Though most of the first two days of the last match against Pride at Sabina Park was lost to rain, Scorpions still found themselves battling to avoid defeat on the final day, and Palmer underscored the need for consistency and proper execution.

    “I think we bowled well in patches, but we didn’t bowl well enough for long periods that’s required for four days of cricket,” he noted.

    “We just have to work on that aspect and be more consistent, bowl to our fields, and stick to our plans and execute them as a unit.”

    The fourth round of the Regional Four-Day Championship bowls off Thursday.

    SQUAD – Nikita Miller (captain), John Campbell, Garth Garvey, Trevon Griffith, Assad Fudadin, Brandon King, Paul Palmer, Stephen Taylor, Derval Green, Dennis Bulli, Damion Jacobs, Reynard Leveridge, Oshane Thomas.

  • Badree adds Master’s Degree to his portfolio

    File: Samuel Badree Leg-spinner Samuel Badree adjusts his hat during West Indies training session at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.

    PORT-OF-SPAIN: West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree graduated last week with an Executive Master’s in Sport Management from the University of Trinidad and Tobago.

    Badree now joins another active player, Chadwick Walton, who last October, earned a Sports Science and Marketing Master’s degree, jointly run by Canada’s University of New Brunswick and the

    University of West Indies campus at Cave Hill in Barbados.

    Badree, who is currently employed by the Ministry of Education as a Curriculum Officer, Physical Education and Sport, was very pleased to have completed the programme.

    “‘I have always seen both sport and education as vehicles that can be used for upward social mobility and I have been able to use both to accomplish some of my life’s dreams. I have always advocated the complementary relationship between sport and education and today I am proud that I have been able to strike a balance between the two.”

    Badree, who is currently competing in the Bangladesh Premier League, was unable to attend the Graduation Ceremony held at the UTT O’Meara Campus.

    Badree runs a cricket academy that caters for children between the ages of five to 15 in South Trinidad, having completed the Cricket Australia Level 3 Coaching Certificate.

    He emphasized that he wanted to show young cricketers that it is also important to focus on their education and that with proper time management, family support and discipline, you can be successful at both. “I treasure this degree just as much as I treasure my two World Cup Championships,” Badree said.

    He also took the time to encourage parents to get their children actively involved in sports or some other pursuit where they can learn social and life skills that seem to be lacking in the youth of today.

    Additionally, he noted “with all the violence in schools, bullying, crime and drug use, Badree believes that sport has an integral role to play in reversing what obtains today.”

    At the Ministry of Education, the Physical Education Unit, of which Badree is a part, is working towards ensuring that all students are exposed to a quality Physical Education Programmes in schools.

  • Chanderpaul hundred frustrates Hurricanes as Jaguars draw

    File: Guyana batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul drives Imran Khan for four. WICB Media Photo/Ashley Allen

    BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Veteran former West Indies left-hander, Shiv Chanderpaul, carved out a phenomenal 77th first class hundred and passed 27 000 runs career runs, as he rescued Guyana Jaguars and forced a draw on the final day of their Regional four-day contest against Leeward Islands Hurricanes here Sunday.

    Starting the day on 53 for two – still requiring 153 runs to avoid an innings defeat – Jaguars found a hero in the 43-year-old Chanderpaul who hit a stellar 109 as the visitors rallied to 305 for seven deep into the final session, to frustrate the hosts.

    Wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble chimed in with an unbeaten 57, captain Leon Johnson got 41 and fellow left-hander Vishaul Singh, 35.

    Off-spinner Terrance Ward (2-43) and leg-spinner Nkrumah Bonner (2-52) both finished

    with two wickets apiece but Hurricanes failed to conjure up that incisive spell to hurt Jaguars.

    There was reason for Hurricanes to hope when they removed both overnight batsmen Veerasammy Permaul (8) and Johnson without much addition to the score.

    Permaul was lbw in the morning’s sixth over to one from seamer Jeremiah Louis which kept low and Johnson, 27 not out at the start, fell with the score on 79 when he edged a cut at Bonner to Rahkeem Cornwall at slip.

    The enduring Chanderpaul then arrived to anchor two stands which erased any lingering doubt over the result. Firstly, he added 63 for the fifth wicket with Vishaul before putting on 125 for the sixth wicket with Bramble.

    Chanderpaul, in his first match of the season, faced 144 balls in just over 2-3/4 hours and stroked 11 fours and two sixes. He passed 27 000 first class runs when he reached 70 and completed three figures off a mere 132 deliveries.

    Vishaul was finally lbw to off-spinner Cornwall after spending two hours at the crease and hitting two fours while Bramble crunched four fours and three sixes in a positive 92-ball knock.

    Chanderpaul and Keemo Paul (0) fell in the space of 11 balls to leave Jaguars 275 for seven but Bramble and Sherfane Rutherford (22 not out) put on a further 30 in an unbroken eighth wicket stand, to make the game safe.

    HURRICANES 1st Innings 412-9 decl.

    JAGUARS 1st Innings 206

    JAGUARS 2nd Innings (following on)

    (overnight 53 for two)

    T Chanderpaul lbw b Bonner 16

    C Hemraj c Hughes b Matthew 0

    *L Johnson c Cornwall b Bonner 41

    V Permaul lbw b Louis 8

    Vishaul Singh lbw b Cornwall 34

    S Chanderpaul c Bonner b Ward 109

    +A Bramble not out 57

    K Paul b Ward 0

    S Rutherford not out 22

    Extras (b13, lb3, nb2) 18

    TOTAL (7 wkts, 116 overs) 305

    Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-35, 3-60, 4-79, 5-143, 6-268, 7-275

    Bowling: Louis 24-10-39-1, Matthew 15-8-16-1, Cornwall 31-7-94-0, Simon 8-1-44-0, Ward 21-8-43-2, Bonner 14-4-52-2, Carty 3-2-1-0.

    Result: Match drawn.

    Toss: Jaguars.

    Umpires: C Tuckett, C Taylor.

  • Webster, Cariah dominate to leave contest in balance

    TAROUBA, Trinidad, CMC – Splendid hundreds from Tion Webster and Yannic Cariah pioneered a Trinidad and Tobago Red Force fightback to leave their second round match against Jamaica Scorpions interestingly poised here Saturday.

    The right-handed Webster, in only his fourth first class match, slammed a career-best 178 while Cariah, a left-hander, stroked 127, as Red Force compiled 380 for seven in their first innings on the penultimate day of the contest.

    Seamer Derval Green was the best bowler with three for 77 while left-arm spinner Paul Harrison finished with two for 60.

    In an attempt to force an outright result, captain Denesh Ramdin called time on the innings half hour from the close with Red Force still 51 runs behind on first innings, and the move quickly paid dividends as the visitors lost an early wicket to end on 29 for one.

    Left-hander Trevon Griffith fell in the sixth over of the innings, driving a Roshon Primus full toss to cover where Marlon Richards took a diving catch.

    They lead by 80 runs heading into Sunday’s final day the Brian Lara Stadium.

    Earlier, Webster and Cariah batted superbly to put on 273 for the fifth wicket as Red Force, resuming on 133 for four, dominated the first two sessions, keeping Scorpions without any success.

    Webster faced 316 deliveries and stroked 17 fours and five sixes as he recorded his second first class hundred, while Cariah notched his third with an innings that comprised 306 balls

    Trinidad and Tobago Red Force batsman Tion Webster smashes a drives during his knock of 178 against the Jamaica Scorpions on the third day's play of the Digicel Regional 4-Day tournament at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba. Photo: Red Force Cricket

    with 14 boundaries. Red Force went to lunch on 213 for four with Webster unbeaten on 96 and Cariah on 80, and the pair added a further 71 runs in the second session as both reached triple figures.

    Scorpions tasted success for the first time, 40 minutes after tea, when Cariah was brilliantly taken at deep mid-wicket by Green as he hit out against Harrison.

    Webster then passed his 150 as he put on 61 for the sixth wicket with Primus whose 26 required only 35 balls and included three fours.

    Once Webster missed a sweep at a straight one from off-spinner Brandon King and was lbw, Primus followed in the next over, bowled around his legs by full length delivery from Harrison, with the declaration coming soon after.

    SCORPIONS 1st innings 431

    RED FORCE 1st innings (overnight 133 for four)

    J Solozano c Allen b Green 1

    +A Jangoo c Allen b Dawes 13

    Y Cariah c Green b Harrison 127

    E Nicholson c wkp Morris b Green 2

    *D Ramdin c Palmer b Green 12

    T Webster lbw b King 178

    R Primus b Harrison 26

    Imran Khan not out 6

    M Richards not out 2

    Extras (b4, lb2, w3, nb4) 13

    TOTAL (7 wkts decl, 118 overs) 380

    Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-19, 3-22, 4-38, 5-311, 6-372, 7-372.

    Did not bat: B Charles, K Pierre.

    Bowling: Dawes 19-5-53-1, Green 27-6-77-3, Garvey 1-0-11-0, Harrison 27-6-60-2, Bulli 30-0-135-0, Allen 9-2-21-0, Fudadin 3-0-13-0, King 2-0-4-1.

    SCORPIONS 2nd innings

    T Griffith c Richards b Primus 10

    G Garvey not out 17

    A Fudadin not out 0

    Extras (nb2) 2

    TOTAL (1 wkt, 12 overs) 29

    Fall of wicket: 1-18.

    Bowling: Richards 3-0-10-0, Primus 5-2-16-1, Imran Khan 3-2-3-0, Pierre 1-1-0-0.

    Position: Scorpions lead by 80 runs with nine second innings wickets remaining.

    Toss: Red Force.

    Umpires: J Wilson, D Butler.

  • Windies Under-19 training squad announced

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies has announced a 21-member Windies Under-19 squad for a two-week training camp from December 5 to 20 in Barbados and Antigua:


    Alick Athanaze

    Brad Barnes

    Joshua Bishop

    Cephas Cooper

    Kishan Graham

    Jarion Hoyte

    Kirstan Kallicharran

    Mikyle Louis

    Aaron Maniram

    Kimani Melius

    Ashmeade Nedd

    Darron Nedd

    Kian Pemberton

    Raymond Perez

    Joshua Persaud

    Jeavor Royal

    Keegan Simmons

    Javier Spencer

    Emmanuel Stewart

    Bhaskar Yadram

    Nyeem Young

    All but two of the players that were part of the successful trip to southern Africa in July have been included in the squad which also includes seven players whose performances during the recent Regional Under-19 Tournament in St. Kitts enhanced their claims for consideration.

    The new inclusions are: Brad Barnes, Kishawn Graham, Jarion Hoyte, Aaron Maniram, Kimani Melius, Regional U19 3-Day Most Valuable Player Ashmeade Nedd and Regional U19 Super50 MVP Raymond Perez.

    On the squad, Courtney Browne, chairman of the CWI selection panel, said: “As the build up to the 2018 ICC Youth World Cup continues, the development of our Under-19 players is paramount.

    “The upcoming strategic camp will again give the coaching staff another opportunity to enhance and fine-tune the players’ skills and focus on team work, as we set out on our quest to defend the ICC Youth World Cup title.”

    Browne added: “The addition of players from the recent Regional U19 Tournament to the camp squad will complement the team that was so successful two months ago in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

    “These additional players were chosen to strengthen those positions in the squad that we felt needed attention.”

    The players will assemble in Barbados, where they will undergo fitness testing, before travelling to Antigua in order to complete the training programme using the Coolidge Cricket Ground. 

    It will be their final preparation in the Caribbean before travelling to the ICC Youth World Cup to be staged from January 13 to February 3 next year in New Zealand.

    Windies Under-19s are the defending ICC Youth World Cup champions, having lifted the title for the first time ever last year in Bangladesh, under the leadership of Shimron Hetmyer and guidance of head coach Graeme West.

  • Windies bowlers shine as England struggle

    LEEDS, England, CMC – West Indies eased some of the pain of last weekend’s debacle at Edgbaston, stunning England with an incisive bowling display despite an even hundred from Ben Stokes, on the opening day of the second Test here Friday.

    Asked to bowl first at Headingley, the Caribbean side sent England tumbling to 258 all out in their first innings, with Stokes leading the way with a typical attacking hundred and captain Joe Root getting 59.

    Chris Woakes chipped in with 23 while Moeen Ali scored 22, but the remainder of the England batting collapsed in good conditions against impressive fast bowling from Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach.

    Gabriel, recalled after missing the opener in Birmingham, snared four for 51 while Roach continued his decent form on his return to Test cricket with four for 71.

    England stumbled to 37 for three in the morning session and even though they made a partial recovery, West Indies were clinical in closing out the innings.

    In the 45 minutes available before the close, the Windies lost left-hander Kieran Powell for five, caught at first slip by Alastair Cook off seamer Jimmy Anderson, to end the day on 19 for one.

    Seeking to turn the page of their recent misery, the Windies made an enterprising start when they grabbed three early wickets to leave England reeling on 37 for three just after the first hour.

    Gabriel removed first Test double century-maker Cook in the eighth over, caught by Kyle Hope low at third slip for 11 with the score on 19, prodding at a good length delivery.

    Three overs later, Roach trapped Tom Wesley lbw for three with a full length delivery and the right-armer returned four overs later – the third over following the drinks break – to have opener Mark Stoneman caught at the wicket off the inside edge for 19.

    England were then propped up by Root and Dawid Malan (8) who put on 34 for the fourth wicket, as the hosts reached lunch on 61 without loss.

    However, the Windies struck a key blow in the third over after the interval when the left-handed Malan was bowled, playing on to captain and pacer Jason Holder with 10 runs added.

    In desperate need of a partnership, England got one courtesy of Root and Stokes who rode their luck to help post 69 for the fifth wicket.

    Root, dropped on eight by Powell at slip off Gabriel at 44 for three, faced 98 deliveries and counted nine fours to follow up his hundred last weekend.

    The left-handed Stokes, meanwhile, played with typical flair, hitting 17 boundaries off 124 deliveries.

    He was let off on nine by Kraigg Brathwaite at second slip off Roach at 100 for four and was given another life on 98 when Gabriel at mid-on grassed another chance off the unlucky Roach.

    England were clawing their way back when the Windies made two key strikes towards the end of the session in the space of 21 balls. Root was first to fall, caught at slip by Jermaine Backwood sweeping at leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo and Johnny Bairstow edged a drive at Gabriel and was taken at second slip by Holder for two.

    Tentatively placed on 156 for six at tea, England were lifted by Stokes who anchored two key stands – adding 68 for the seventh with Moeen and a further 38 for the eighth with Woakes.

    Moeen eventually drove Roach low to Roston Chase at point to fall softly and Stokes completed his sixth Test hundred before top-edging a pull at Gabriel to wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich.

    The Windies then finished the innings off clinically, as the last three wickets fell with no addition to the total.

    ENGLAND 1st Innings

    A Cook c K Hope b Gabriel 11

    M Stoneman c wkp Dowrich b Roach 19

    T Westley lbw b Roach 3

    *J Root c Blackwood b Bishoo 59

    D Malan b Holder 8

    B Stokes c wkp Dowrich b Gabriel 100

    +J Bairstow c Holder b Gabriel 2

    M Ali c Chase b Roach 22

    C Woakes c Dowrich b Roach 23

    S Broad b Gabriel 0

    J Anderson not out 0

    Extras (b2, lb3, w4, nb2) 11

    TOTAL (all out, 70.5 overs) 258

    Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-26, 3-37, 4-71, 5-140, 6-152, 7-220, 8-258, 9-258, 10-258.

    Bowling: Roach 19.5-1-71-4, Gabriel 17-4-51-4, Holder 16-5-45-1, Chase 12-1-59-0, Bishoo 6-0-27-1.

    WEST INDIES 1st Innings

    K Brathwaite not out 13

    K Powell c Cook b Anderson 5

    D Bishoo not out 1

    TOTAL (1 wkt, 12 overs) 19

    To bat: K Hope, S Hope, R Chase, J Blackwood, +S Dowrich, *J Holder, K Roach, S Gabriel

    Fall of wicket: 1-11.

    Bowling: Anderson 6-3-5-1, Broad 5-1-12-0, Woakes 1-0-2-0.

    Position: West Indies trail by 239 runs with nine first innings wickets intact.

    Toss: England.

    Umpires: Chris Gaffaney, S Ravi; TV – Marais Erasmus.