It wasn't a good day for associate teams at the Under-19 World Cup in the West Indies with Canada, Papua New Guinea and Uganda all falling to defeat at the hands of their full member opponents.

Canada were probably the most competitive of the three as they took on England in St Kitts. England started relatively slowly with an opening partnership of 26 before Jacob Bethell was bowled by Parmveer Kharoud in the seventh over. George Thomas and captain Tom Prest then put on 90 to give the England innings a good platform before the former was out for 52.

Prest was eventually the fourth man out having scored 90, whilst quick middle order knocks from William Luxton (41 from 32 balls) and George Bell (57 from 35) helped England post a challenging 320-7 from their 50 overs. Kairav Sharma was the pick of the Canadian bowlers with 3-51.

Rain briefly interrupted play in the early stages of Canada's reply but no overs were lost. The Canadians started slowly, trying to occupy the crease and get a platform for the later stages. Whilst it originally looked to be working with Anoop Chima and Yasir Mahmood scoring 38 and 25 respectively in a 60 run partnership for the second wicket, England's bowlers soon put a stranglehold on the chase.

Whilst there was some late resistance from Ethan Gibson with 33 and Gurnek Johal Singh with 44, Canada were bowled out for 214, losing by 106 runs. Joshua Boyden took 4-44 to lead the England wicket-takers, with Tom Prest and Jacob Bethell taking three wickets apiece.

In Trinidad, Papua New Guinea came up against an Afghanistan side playing their first game. With Afghanistan having had a well documented troubled trip to the tournament with visa issues en-route causing this opening fixture to be delayed, PNG were no doubt hoping to pull one over on the Afghans.

And when Afghanistan lost three wickets for four runs in a 22 ball spell during the powerplay overs, it was looking like Papua New Guinea might have been in with a chance. However a fourth wicket partnership of 105 between captain Suliman Safi and Ijaz Ahmed Ahmadzai - who scored 62 and 45 respectively - got them back into the game.

Khaiber Wali also contributed with 30 in the midst of a late order collapse as Afghanistan went from 176-4 to be bowled out for just 200. Even that proved to be too much for Papua New Guinea though as they could only manage 65 before they were bowled out, losing by 165 runs. Only one batter reached double figures with their biggest contribution coming from the 21 extras conceded by Afghanistan.

Also in Trinidad, Uganda bowled well to restrict South Africa to 231-9 from their 50 overs, and could have done even better were it not for a fine innings of 104 from Dewald Brevis. Similar to their fellow associates today though, they struggled in reply, only managing 110 before they were bowled out, losing by 121 runs.

Canada will play their final first round match when they take on Bangladesh on Thursday. Papua New Guinea and Uganda conclude their first round campaigns on Saturday with matches against Pakistan and India respectively.