Amurdan Anderson

JUST SHORT: Leeward Islands opening batsman Amurdan Anderson finds himself short of his ground and is run out for two as T&T wicketkeeper Jeremiah Cruickshank, right, and Anderson Mahase, centre, follow the play during the CWI Regional Under-17 match at Gilbert Park, in California, on Sunday. The hosts won the by six runs. But T&T could not hold their nerve yesterday, losing to Jamaica by two runs in a tight third round match, at Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba.


Trinidad and Tobago fell to its first loss of the Cricket West Indies Regional Under-17 Championship yesterday, losing by two runs to Jamaica in their rain-affected third round match at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba.

After winning the toss, T&T restricted the Jamaicans to 127 for four off their reduced 36 overs. The target was adjusted via the Duckworth-Lewis system with the hosts needing 135 to win off 36 overs. And in a dramatic chase, Tariq Mohammed’s men fell agonisingly short despite a fighting knock of 46 from Rajeev Ramnath towards the end.

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Left-hander Darren Bravo’s form remained a worry after he failed against India here Sunday, as West Indies ‘A’ suffered a batting collapse on the penultimate day of their three-day match at Coolidge Cricket Ground, yesterday.

Keshorn Walcott took just one throw in the men’s javelin event at the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham IAAF Diamond League meet, in England, yesterday. The Trinidad and Tobago field athlete landed the spear 72.94 metres for cellar position in the nine-man field. Following his first round effort, Walcott retired from the competition.

EVERSON LATCHMAN scored four straight goals as Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-17 boys water polo team rallied for a come-from-behind 14-13 victory over Peru, yesterday, for it opening victory of the UANA (Swimming Union of the Americas) Pan American Youth Water Polo Championships, taking place at the National Aquatic Centre, in Couva.

Trinidadian striker Marcus “Lobo” Joseph continued his scoring streak in India’s Durand Cup with another hat-trick as Gokulam Kerala FC defeated TRAU FC 4-1, in the final Group ‘D’ yesterday.

VENEZUELAN Johnny Noreiga-Brito scored the lone goal, and his fifth of the season, when leading Morvant Caledonia AIA to a 1-0 victory over Police FC on Saturday and to the top of Division One of the Ascension Invitational football league with a perfect record from five matches played.