Three in a row for Under 17s
Jamaica trounced Leeward Islands for their third straight win to remain unbeaten while title-holders Barbados lost again in a rain-hit contest, in the third round of the Regional Under-17 Tournament here yesterday.
Playing at Louis D'or, Jamaica recorded a 35-run verdict to follow up wins over Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago earlier in the week.
Guyana were also in winners' row, beating Barbados by 66 runs at Shaw Park while the previously unbeaten Windward Islands went down to hosts Trinidad and Tobago by seven wickets at Canaan.
197 all out
In a game that was also affected by rain and reduced to 33 overs per side, Jamaica needed a top score of 58 from Brad Barnes as they recovered from a wobble to reach 197 all out off 32.4 overs.
Dominic Samuels struck 27 and added 59 for the second wicket with Kashwayne Beale who stroked 23.
Javani Tyson led the Leewards with three for 19 while Zawandi Whyte took three for 21 and Keshawn Richardson, three for 32.
In reply, opener Joshua Grant carried his bat for an unbeaten 59 from 91 balls with three fours and a six, but the Leewards finished on 162 for nine.
Shalom Parnell claimed three for 25 with Barnes, and Spence and Javeur Royal, all taking two wickets each.
Barbados' poor form continued as they collapsed for a disappointing 135 off 36.3 overs, in pursuit of a revised target of 202 off 42 overs.
Left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd destroyed the innings with four for 23 while Kevin Sinclair (2-19) and Sagar Hathiramani (2-27) grabbed two wickets apiece.
Opener Shian Brathwaite top-scored with 38 while Najee Holder chipped in with 32 and Donte Niles, 21.
Earlier, captain Rolando Alimohamed top-scored with 70 from 67 balls with nine fours and two sixes while Bhaskar Yadram stroked an unbeaten 69 from 73 deliveries with four fours and a six as Guyana reached 219 for eight after opting to bat first.