Barbados hold on for draw

Jeremy Solozano
Jeremy Solozano

BASSETERRE — Jeremy Solozano was the star of the show but his effort was not enough for Trinidad and Tobago to earn an outright win, as Barbados held out for a draw in their third round clash of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Regional Under-19 Cricket Tournament at Warner Park in St. Kitts yesterday.

Chasing 194 for the win, Barbados seemed to be playing for a draw at the tea break. Barbados were crawling along at 80 for 3 after 37 overs. Some quick wickets after tea gave T&T a glimmer of hope as Barbados were wobbling on 120 for 7 with seven overs remaining.

However, an unbroken eight-wicket partnership between Jofra Archer (13) and Jerome Jones (7) ensured Barbados a draw, as they closed on 134 for 7.

Earlier, T&T got a disastrous start to the day’s proceedings. After resuming on their overnight 123 for 2 in their second innings, T&T were reduced to 131 for 5 with Solozano and Camillo Carimbocas already back in the pavilion.

Solozano and Carimbocas were on 52 not out and 40 not out respectively overnight, but Solozano was dismissed in the first over of the day for 56, while Carimbocas fell shortly after for 46. Solozano has been T&T’s top batsman in the tournament, scoring over 200 runs in the competition thus far.

Chad Williams was the pick of the bowlers for Barbados, taking 4 for 27 as T&T crumbled for 184, with an overall lead of 193 runs.

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