AT CONAREE – Jamaica v Barbados
Jamaica saw off Barbados comfortably by six wickets to pick up another win in their quest to do the double in the Regional Under-19 Tournament. Jamaica won the toss and asked the Barbadians to bat first.
Aaron Jones spent 90 minutes at the crease, scoring 42 runs from 64 balls. He struck four fours during his time at the crease. He was Barbados’ best bowler on the day. There were also good starts for Dario Boyce-Malcolm (27), Carlos Maynard (26) and Jafari Toppin (23).
But the Bajan boys batted too slow, or rather, were bugged down by the Jamaican bowlers. Ramaal Lewis (26-2), Fabian Allen (29-2) and Nicholas Walters (39-2) all picked up a couple of wickets to add to the Jamaican cause.
In response, the Jamaican batsmen made fairly light work of their chase. Fabian Allen and Brandon King led the way, putting on an unbroken 115 run, fifth-wicket stand, to lead their team to victory.
Allen’s knock of 58 not out came off 99 balls and entailed four fours and three sixes. He sent some 104 minutes at the crease. At the other end, King’s 53 not out came from 91 balls and contained three fours and a six. His stay at the crease was 142 minutes.
Chad Williams was Barbados’ best bowler, taking 2-38. The Jamaicans cruised to a comfortably four-wicket victory.
Barbados Innings: 161 All Out (46.5 Overs)
Aaron Jones 42, Dario Boyce-Malcolm 27, Carlos Maynard 26, Jafari Toppin 23
Jamaica Bowling: Ramaal Lewis 10-1-26-2, Fabian Allen 6.5-1-29-2, Nicholas Walters 9-0-39-2
Jamaica Innings: 162/4 (42.4 Overs)
Fabian Allen 58*, Brandon King 53*
Barbados Bowling: Chad Williams 7-0-38-2
Jamaica won by 6 wickets (Toss: Jamaica)
AT EGSC MOLINEAUX – Leeward Islands v Windward Islands
Leeward Islands (Toss) vs Windward Islands @ EGSC (Molineaux) NB: Windwards won by won by 163 runs
The Windward Islands destroyed the Leeward Islands today to pile more pressure on the hosts, who are still win-less after three rounds of matches. Asked to bat first, the Windward Islands mustered up 238 in their 50 overs.
Taryck Gabriel led the way, hitting a quick 69 runs in 89 balls. His shot-filled knock contained four fours and three sixes. He was the mainstay of the Windwards innings, batting some 101 minutes at the crease. Keone George (35), Gidron Pope (29) and Tonius Simon (27) all got starts but couldn’t convert it.
Jeremiah Louis (44-3) and Shaquille Martina (49-3) both bowled well for the hosts, taking three wickets each. Collin Archibald finished with 2-41 from his ten overs. In reply, the Leeward Islands were bundled out for just 75 runs just after the middle of the innings. Doing most of the damage for the visitors were Larry Edward (9-4), Preston Mc Sween (27-3) and Ray Jordan (22-2).
The Windward Islands wrapped up their third round victory pretty quickly by a mighty 163 runs.
Windward Islands Innings: 238 All Out (50 Overs)
Taryck Gabriel 69, Keone George 35, Gidron Pope 29, Tonius Simon 27
Leeward Islands Bowling: Jeremiah Louis 9-0-44-3, Shaquille Martina 9-0-49-3, Collin Archibald 10-0-41-2
Leeward Islands Innings: 75 All Out (25.3 Overs)
Windward Islands Bowling: Larry Edward 6.3-3-9-4, Preston Mc Sween 6-0-27-3, Ray Jordan 7-2-22-2
Windward Islands won by 163 runs (Toss: Leeward Islands)
AT PROGRESS PARK – Guyana v Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago hit back with the ball to defend a low score and pick up a narrow 15-run win against Guyana in Round III. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the T&T batsmen were less than impressive, scoring quite slowly.
Vikash Mohan and Brian Christmas both hit half-centuries. Mohan made 51 while Christmas made an even 50. Bryan Charles also stepped up with the bat hitting 41. But the Guyana bowlers manage to keep their opponents in check. Gudakesh Moti-Kanhai was the pick of the Guyanese bowlers with 4-49.
Shim Hetmyer in response led Guyana’s charge for victory, striking an aggressive 92 from just 80 balls. His knock included nine fours and three sixes. That’s well over half his runs coming in boundaries. But his effort would not be enough to get his team over the line.
Inspired by a good bowling performance by spinner, Bryan Charles (3-52), the T&T Under-19s fought back valiantly to bowl out the Guyanese for 170 inside 50 overs, picking up a 15-run victory.
Trinidad & Tobago Innings: 185/8 (50 Overs)
Vikash Mohan 51, Brian Christmas 50, Bryan Charles 41*
Guyana Bowling: Gudakesh Moti-Kanhai 10-0-49-4
Guyana Innings: 170 All Out (47.4 Overs)
Shimron Hetmyer 92
Trinidad & Tobago Bowling: Brian Charles 10-1-52-3
Trinidad & Tobago won by 15 runs (Toss: Trinidad & Tobago)