The West Indies under 19 team played the sixth and final one-day match versus England under 19’s, on Friday 17th September.
The Windies’ rising stars were determined to end their long tour to the UK on a high note, after losing three of the four matches played up to that point.
The Windies team batted first and were off to a bad start, with Nevisian Anderson Amurdan, being caught off his third delivery, for a golden duck.
However, Guyanese Matthew Nandu, following up on his great form from previous matches, again led the batting, but needed support from the other end.
At 107 for 5, the visitors were in a deep hole, but Tuckett joined Nandu and they batted well together before Nadu fell with the score on 162.
Tuckett then batted along with the tail, to take the total over the 200 mark, falling in the 48th over, just two runs short of a deserved half-century. He had struck five glorious boundaries.
The Windies youths ended on a competitive 230 all out.
The young England team got off to a great start in response and lost their first wicket, with a score on 52.
Thereafter, their batting struggled and Carlon Bowen Tuckett featured in four of the dismissals, with his superb wicket keeping.
He took two fantastic catches and pulled off two sharp stumpings and in the process, not conceding a single bye.
Rehan Ahmed was the stand-out batsman for the home team, being not out at the end on 68, of his team’s total of 213 all out.
The Windies rising stars won by 17 runs.
Summarized scores: Windies under 19’s: 230 all out in 50 overs: Matthew Nandu 80; Carlon Bowen Tuckett 48; Ackeem Auguste 25
Sonny Baker 4 for 41; Rehan Ahmed 3 for 30; Nathan Barnwell 2 for 37
England under 19’s: 213 all out in 45 overs: Rehan Ahmed 68*; George Thomas 38; James Rew 28
Vasant Singh 4 for 51; Matthew Nandu 2 for 35
Windies under 19’s won by 17 runs
England under 19’s won the series 4 games to 2