West Indies Under-19s defeated Combined Campuses & Colleges by seven wickets on the Duckworth-Lewis method after rain took a big chunk out of their one-day warm-up match at 3Ws Oval.

What was to have been a 50-over side match to prepare both teams for imminent big tournaments started as late as 12.35 p.m. because of early morning rain which swept across most of the island.

It was then decided a play a 25-over game and CCC were bowled out for 117 in 22.4 overs after losing the toss.

Kyle Corbin, the former CCC captain, topscored with 47 off 42 balls including four sixes and one four. He and left-hander Raymon Reifer, who made 22 off 36 balls with one six featured in a fourth wicket partnership of 62.

Once they were parted, a collapse set in with the last seven wickets crashing for 30 runs.

The only other batsman to reach double-figures was Floyd Reifer, the 41-year-old player/coach and former Barbados left-hander and West Indies captain, who made 14.

Skipper and off-spinner Ramaal Lewis, one of five Jamaicans in the West Indies Under-19 team for the ICC Youth World Cup in United Arab Emirates starting in mid-February, took three for 11 off 3.4 overs including the scalp of Corbin.

Vincentian fast bowler Ray Jordan, who picked up the first three wickets to help reduce CCC to 25 for three, finished with three for 23 off five overs.

Rain interrupted the West Indies Under-19s innings after 11 overs with the score 42 for two. Set a revised target of 86 off 20 overs, they duly won with nine balls remaining.

All of the batsmen who went to crease reached double-figures. Barbadian Jonathan Drakes topscored with 19 not out, Brian King of Jamaica was unbeaten on 18 while Trinidad & Tobago’s Jeremy Solozano got 18, Shimron Hetmeyer of Guyana (14) and vice-captain Nicholas Pooran, who comes from Trinidad & Tobago (13).

Akeem Dewar, the tall, Jamaican leg-spinner picked up two for seven off three overs.

CCC are leaving for Trinidad & Tobago on Wednesday for the WICB NAGICO Super50 tournament, which begins January 30, while the West Indies Under-19s are having a one-week camp which started last Tuesday at 3Ws Oval before heading to Dubai.

West Indies have been drawn alongside South Africa, Zimbabwe and Canada in Group C. Their opening preliminary match is against the Proteas on Friday, February 14 at the Dubai International Stadium.

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