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Guyana in control against Leeward Islands

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC):

Guyana skittled out the Leeward Islands for just 116 runs to take command at the end of the first day of the opening round of matches in the Regional Under-19 Championships here yesterday.

Playing at the Arnos Vale Stadium, Kevin Sinclair finished with the outstanding figures of 4-19, Kelvin Umroa chipped in with 3-28 and Joshua Jones took 2-27, to help rout the Leeward Islands.

No batsman scored more than 20 runs for the Leewards.

The Leewards actually needed a last-wicket partnership of 26 between the pair of Kian Pemberton (17) and Javin Spencer, who finished unbeaten on 11, to make it past three figures after crumbling to 90-9.

In their reply, Guyana had reached 58-2, trailing the Leewards by just 58 runs. Sachin Singh is unbeaten on 23 while Javin Spencer has so far taken 2-22.

Over at Sion Hill, Shian Brathwaite scored 87 to lead Barbados to 175 for five in their contest against Jamaica, before rain brought a premature end to the day's play.

Brathwaite's 113 ball knock contained 11 boundaries and two sixes and together with opener Nico Reifer who made 39, put on 105 runs in an opening partnership.

Fight back

However, Jamaica fought back through the efforts of Raewin Senior, as Barbados lost five quick wickets for 68 runs.

Senior was the main destructor, claiming four of those wickets to end with the figures of 4-43 from his 19 overs.

The game between the Windward Islands and Trinidad and Tobago at Park Hill remains evenly poised.

Batting first, the Windward Islands were dismissed for 238, thanks mainly to half centuries from Teddy Bishop and Kimani Melius.

Bishop scored 79 and Melius made 53 and along with Johnel Eugene's 37, were able to get the Windwards to their total.

They would be disappointed with their eventual score though, as they were cruising on 179-5 at one stage.

A lower order collapse, sparked by Navin Bidaisee and Justyn Gangoo, saw the Windwards losing their last five wickets for just 59 runs.

Bidaisee was the pick of T&T's bowlers ending with 3-29, while Gangoo (3-34) and Jayden Seales who took 2-36 also proved useful.

T&T closed on one without loss in their reply.