ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Holders Trinidad and Tobago will start their defence against Windward Islands at the Kensington Cricket Club ground, when the Regional Under-15 Tournament opens on Tuesday, July 22, in Jamaica.
In the other first round matches of the tournament: Hosts Jamaica face Barbados a few miles away at Up Park Camp, the Jamaica Defence Force ground, and Guyana meet Leeward Islands on the other side of the Jamaica capital of Kingston, at the Melbourne Club ground, where the likes of legendary West Indies fast bowlers Michael Holding and Courtney Walsh played in their formative years.
This year, the Regional Under-15 Tournament – in its 19th season – will be contested under a round-robin format, featuring five rounds of 50 overs-a-side matches with the team accumulating the most points being declared champions.
T&T captured the title for the seventh time last year, when it was staged in the south-western Jamaican parish of St Elizabeth, by topping the points table following victories over Windwards, Leewards, Guyana and the home team. Their only loss came against traditional sporting rivals Barbados.
The twin-island republic’s side narrowly edged out the Windwards for the top spot, with Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and the Leewards following.
Schedule of matches
Tuesday, July 22
Guyana vs Leeward Islands – Melbourne
Jamaica vs Barbados – Up Park Camp
Windward Islands vs Trinidad & Tobago – Kensington
Thursday, July 24
Barbados vs Guyana – Melbourne
Trinidad & Tobago vs Leeward Islands – Police
Windward Islands vs Jamaica – Kensington
Friday, July 25
Guyana vs Trinidad & Tobago – UWI Mona
Barbados vs Windward Islands – Police
Leeward Islands vs Jamaica – Kensington
Monday, July 28
Windward Islands vs Guyana – UWI Mona
Jamaica vs Trinidad & Tobago – Police
Leeward Islands vs Barbados – Melbourne
Wednesday, July 30
Guyana vs Jamaica – Melbourne
Windward Islands vs Leeward Islands – Police
Trinidad & Tobago vs Barbados – Up Park Camp