Trinidad and Tobago slumped to a 66-run defeat at the hands of Jamaica in their West Indies Cricket Board’s regional 50-overs-per-team championship in Dominica yesterday, leaving the twin island-state team to play Barbados today to determine the third-placed finisher in the eight-team competition.
In the match that was off to a late start because of rain, Jamaica racked up a 31-over score of 214 for two, thanks to a fine century from their top player and West Indies star Stafanie Taylor (101).
The Anisa Mohammed-led Trinidad and Tobago replied with 148 all out from 30.4 overs with Britney Cooper top-scoring with 57. Vice-captain Shenelle Lord and Kirbyina Alexander contributed 19 each.
Jamaica will play Guyana in the final.
In Guyana, the Trinidad and Tobago Under-19 cricket team recorded their second victory in five matches in their regional 50-overs-per-team tournament, accounting for Barbados by 58 runs.
Led by captain Jeremy Solozano’s top-score of 56 and 44 and 38 respectively from Camilio Carimbocas and Justin Joseph, TT compiled 204 for 7 from their 50 overs, then bowled Barbados out for 146 in 43.4 overs.
Akil Seetal 3 for 36, Tevin Jadoo 2 for 15 and Samuel Roopnarine 2 for 22 led the wicket-taking for Trinidad and Tobago.
TT play the Leeward Islands in their last match today, seeking another win that will land them in the top three of the 7-team tournament which seems set to be won by Guyana.
And In football, Trinidad and Tobago Under-15 Girls team oppose the Bahamas in one of today’s quarter-final matches in the inaugural CONCACAF age-group tournament in the Cayman Islands.