West Indies performance in inaugural ICC Youth World Cup Australia 1988

November 17, 2013 | By | Filed Under Sports 

 

It seems like yesterday when the Brian Lara led squad departed Grantley Adams international via London and Hong Kong to compete in the Mc Donald’s Bicentennial World Youth Cup in Australia.

Rohan Kanhai

Rohan Kanhai

Now 25 years later Kaieteur Sports and Statistician Charwayne Walker looks back at the West Indies performances, starting with their first match vs Australia, February 28 at Mildura City Oval. No Guyanese were selected to play in this tournament, however, Rohan Kanhai, the Guyanese batting maestro, was appointed Coach of the side. Sean Devers and Barrington Browne were on the standby list.
Jamaican Robert Samuels, who is the currently the West Indies assistant coach for the Under-19 team to tour Bangladesh, was the opening batsman in this Brian Lara led side.
The Windies played in Australia (50) match: result – young Australia won by 73 runs. Toss – Australia; umpires L.J. King and P.D. Parker.  Young Australia made 238 for 5 off their 50 overs (189 minutes) B.D. Williams 112, D.J Playe 52, Skipper G.R. Parker no out 33.
Bowling for young West Indies, Nehemiah Perry 10 overs 2 for 51, Samuel Skeete 10 overs 1 for 53, Kenneth Browne 9 overs 1 for 57.
Young West Indies in reply 165 all out in 39.5 overs (167 minutes) Ridley Jacobs 36, James Adams 32, Samuel Skeete 25 not out.
Bowling for young Australia A.E. Tucker 9.2 overs 4 for 42, A.D. Mullally 10 overs 2 for 34.
WI vs young England at Renmack Oval March 2; young England won by 63 runs.  Toss – young England; umpires D.R. Close and A.R. Crafter.
Young England 174 for 7 off 50 overs, Nasser Hussein 50, Mark Alleyne 31, Chris Lewis 28.  Bowling for young West Indies, Dennison Thomas 2 for 28 from 7 overs, James Adams 1 for 19  6 overs, Samuel Skeet 1 for 32  9 overs.
Young West Indies in reply 111 all out 43.2 overs.  Ridley Jacobs 27, Trevor Samuels 15, Nehemiah Perry 14.  Bowling for young England, J. Boiling 3 for 26 from 10 overs, H.R.J Trump 2 for 12 off 6.2 overs,

Brian Lara

Brian Lara

Martin Bicknell 2 for 14  6 overs.
WI vs young New Zealand, February 29 at Wentworth Oval: Result – young West Indies won by 34 runs.  Umpires B. Guy and L.J. King.
Young West Indies 236 fro 9 off 50 overs; Skipper Brain Lara 64, Hemant Ganga Persad 28, Trevor Samuels 24.
Bowling for young New Zealand M.A. Hastings 2 for 32 from 7 overs, Chris Cairns 2 for 47 off 9 overs. Young New Zealand in reply 202 for 9 from 50 overs. Shane Thomson 44, M.W. Douglas 44 and S.J. Peterson 22. Bowling for young West Indies, Rajendra Dhanraj 2 for 28 from 10 overs, James Adams 2 for 45 from 10 overs.
WI vs India 6 March at Chaffey Park: Result – Young West Indies won by 70 runs. Umpires P.D. Parker and L. Thomas.
Young West Indies 193 for 6 from 50 overs. Ridley Jacobs 76, James Adams 32 not out, Roland Holder 22; bowling for young India, J. Ramdas 2 for 32 from 10 overs.  Young India in reply 123 all out off 46 overs, Nayan Mongia 36, S.S. Tinka 29.
Bowling for young West Indies; Trevor Samuels 2 for 17 from 10 overs, Nehemiah Perry 2 for 26 off 10 overs.
WI vs Young Pakistan at Mildura City Oval, 3 March.  Result – Young West Indies won by 20 runs.  Umpires B. Guy and L.J. King.
Young West Indies made 121 all out in 49 overs. James Adams 27 not out, Roland Holder 25; bowling for young Pakistan, Mustaq Ahmad 3 for 28 from 10 overs, Shahid Anwar 2 for 21 off 10 overs.
Young Pakistan in reply 101 all out in 43.4 overs; R. Faqat Ali 20 and Shahid Anwar 16. Bowling for young West Indies, Samuel Skeete 3 for 25 from 10 overs, Trevor Samuels 2 for 21 9 overs, Dennison Thomas 2 for 19 from 9 overs.
WI vs ICC Associates at Wentworth Oval, March 8; Result – young West Indies won by 123 runs. Umpires -D.W. Holt and P.D. Parker.  Young West Indies 272 for 6 off 50 overs; James Adams 65, Brian Lara 45, Hemant Ganga Persad 33 not out, Darwin Telemacque 35, Trevor Samuels 20.  Bowling for ICC Associates L.E. Dube 2 for 43 from 10 overs, Essop Adam 2 for 57 from 9 overs.
ICC Associates in reply 149 for 7 in 50 overs.  T.L. Penny not out 74, E.A. Essop Adam 35.
Bowling for young West Indies Trevor Samuels 2 for 26 from 9 overs, Rajendra Dhanraj 2 for 39 from 8 overs.
WI vs Sri Lanka March 7th at Barmera.  Result – young West Indies won by 100 runs. West Indies 201 for 8 from 50 overs. Young Sri Lanka in reply 101 in 39.4 overs.
WI vs young Pakistan in the Semifinals, March 10th at Adelaide Oval. Result – young Pakistan won by 2 wkts.  Toss – young West Indies; Umpires D.R. Close and L. S. Thomas.  Young West Indies 203 for 8 in 50 overs
James Adams 65, Brian Lara 42, Trevor Samuels 22 not out, Ridley Jacobs 21; bowling for Pakistan Shakeel Khan took 2 for 37 from 10 overs.
Young Pakistan in reply, 204 for 8 off 47.5 overs. Shahid Anwar 76, Skipper Zahoor Elahi 43, Inzamam-ul-Haq 27. Bowling for young West Indies, James Adams 2 for 26 from 5 overs, Rajendra Dhanraj 2 for 30 from 10 overs.
The historic ICC Youth World Cup Squad
Brian Lara Captain – Trinidad
Rajendra Dhanraj – Trinidad
Hemant Ganga Persad (wk) – Trinidad
Samuel Skeet – Barbados
Roland Holder – Barbados
Nehemiah Perry – Jamaica
James Adams Vice Captain – Jamaica
Robert Samuels – Jamaica
Trevor Samuels – Jamaica
Dennison Thomas – Windwards
Darwin Telemacque – Windwards
Kenneth Browne – Leewards
Ridley Jacobs – Leewards
Rohan Kanhai Guyana – Coach
Erskine King Barbados – Manager

 

 

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