St. John’s, Antigua, November 19 – ( – Barbadians Shaqkere Parris, Rivaldo Clarke and Johann Layne produced encouraging performances in the first West Indies Rising Stars Under-19 one-day warm-up match at Coolidge on Thursday.

Opener Parris featured in a century opening partnership with Anderson Amurdan of the Leeward Islands as Squad A, captained by Barbadian all-rounder Giovonte Depeiza, beat Squad B, led by Windward Islander Ackeem Auguste, by six wickets with as many as 7.3 overs remaining in pursuit of 211.

Parris, a product of Alexandra Secondary School, which boasts the likes of former West Indies players, fast bowler Corey Collymore and batsman Kirk Edwards, and current Test caps, veteran pacer Kemar Roach and all-rounder Kyle Mayers, scored 42 off 61 balls with four fours and one six in a stand of 112 off 23.2 overs.

Parris was stumped by Carlon Bowen-Tuckett, a Nevisian and the son of former Leeward Islands and West Indies player Carl Tuckett, who is now a first-class umpire, off Amrit Dass, a left-arm chinaman bowler from Trinidad & Tobago.

Amurdan then added 62 in 10.3 overs for the second wicket with the impressive Teddy Bishop of the Windward Islands before Amurdan fell to Guyanese off-spinner Matthew Nandu for the topscore of 77, which came off 110 balls and contained eight boundaries.

Bishop, an 18-year-old Grenadian, who gained headlines after amassing 271 runs including one century (133) and an unbeaten 97 (ave: 54.20) on the West Indies Under19s six-match “One-Day International” tour of England in September, was also removed by Nandu for 40 off the same number of balls, having counted five fours.

Kevin Wickham, who along with fellow Barbadian Jaden Leacock were recently added to the squad after both recovered from injuries, made 16 not out off 21 balls.

Nandu impressed with three for 20 off nine overs.

Earlier, wicket-keeper/batsman Clarke had four victims behind the stumps and did not concede a bye as Squad B were bowled out for 210 in 42.5 overs after losing the toss.

The total represented a significant recovery after they were tottering on 123 for eight by the 32nd over.

Trinidadian Anderson Mahase, batting at No. 8 and fellow left-hander Nathan Edward of the Leeward Islands, put on 82 in 10.1 overs for the ninth wicket.

Mahase hit the topscore of 61 not out off 72 balls with five fours and one six, while Edward contributed 25 off 22 balls including two fours and one six.

Auguste, a St. Lucian, who shared the captaincy with Depeiza on the West Indies Under-19 tour of England, scored 32 off 38 balls with two fours and one six.

Jamaican Jordan Johnson, a left-hander, also faced 38 deliveries in scoring 28 as he, too, struck two fours and one six.

There were two wickets each for left-arm spinner Jaden Carmichael, fellow Leeward Islander, off-spinner Onaje Amory and fast bowlers Shiva Sankar of Trinidad & Tobago and Layne.

The match followed two days of intense net sessions and fitness routines as a squad of 28 get in shape for the ICC Youth World Cup to be hosted in the Caribbean for the first time next January and February.

There will be four warm-up matches with the second set for Monday at the same venue.



Justin Jagessar c wk Clarke b Sankar 8 (19 balls, 1×4)

Matthew Nandu c Bishop b Sankar  2 (7 balls)

Nicholas Lewin c Amurdan b Pitman 11 (17 balls, 1×4)

Jordan Johnson c wk Clarke b Carmichael 28 (38 balls, 2×4, 1×6)

*Ackeem Auguste c Depeiza b Amory 32 (38 balls, 2×4, 1×6)

Justin Beckford lbw b Layne   14 (40 balls)

+Carlon Bowen-Tuckett c & b Amory 1 (3 balls)

Anderson Mahase not out 61 (72 balls, 5×4, 1×6)

Jaden Leacock c wk Clarke b Layne 4 (2 balls, 1×4)

Nathan Edward c Kissoondath b Gordon 25 (22 balls, 2×4, 1×6)

Amrit Dass st Clarke b Carmichael 0 (1 ball)

Extras (w22, nb2)   24

TOTAL (all out, 42.5 overs)   210

Did not bat: Isai Thorne, Mckenny Clarke, Vasent Singh.

Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Nandu, 2.3 ov), 2-11 (Jagessar, 4.5), 3-40 (Lewin, 9.3), 4-76 (Johnson, 18.1), 5-94 (Auguste, 21.1), 6-98 (Bowen-Tuckett, 23.2), 7-118 (Beckford, 31.3), 8-123 (Leacock, 31.5), 9-205 (Edward, 42), 10-210 (Dass, 42.5).

Bowling: Sankar 7-1-38-2 (w2, nb1), Layne 7-0-41-2 (w8), Pitman 4-0-30-1 (w6, nb1), Gordon 6-0-41-1 (w3), Amory 10-0-33-2 (w1), Carmichael 8.5-1-27-2 (w2).


Anderson Amurdan c Lewin b Nandu 77 (110 balls, 8×4)

Shaqkere Parris st Bowen-Tuckett b Dass 42 (61 balls, 4×4, 1×6)

Teddy Bishop b Nandu   40 (40 balls, 5×4)

Kevin Wickham not out  16 (21 balls, 1×4)

Kyle Kissoondath c Edward b Nandu 6 (17 balls, 1×4)

+Rivaldo Clarke not out 6 (7 balls)

Extras (b1, lb2, w21, nb1) 25

TOTAL (4 wks, 42.3 overs)  212

Did not bat: Onaje Amory, Jaden Carmichael, *Giovonte Depeiza, Andel Gordon, Sion Hackett, Johann Layne, Shiva Sankar.

Fall of wickets: 1-112 (Parris, 23.2 ov), 2-174 (Amurdan, 33.5), 3-181 (Bishop, 35.1), 4-195 (Kissoondath, 39.4).

Bowling: Edward 7.3-0-39-0 (w5), Thorne 8-0-45-0 (w4), Leacock 6-0-36-0 (w1, nb1), Nandu 9-1-20-3, Singh 4-0-24-0 (w8), Dass 5-0-33-1 (w3), Mahase 3-0-12-0.

Result: West Indies Squad A won by 6 wickets (with 7.3overs remaining).

Toss: West Indies Under-19 Squad A.

Weather: Sunny; Pitch: hard.

Umpires: B. Joseph, B. Baltimore.