Under-19 cricketers fall to Windwards
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC):
The Windward Islands defeated Jamaica by six wickets in the first round of the Regional Under-19 50-over Championship here yesterday.
Batting first, Jamaica were all out for 159 in 48.5 overs with Carlos Brown 70 and Dominik Samuels 25, the leading batsmen. Johnel Eugene took three for 21 and Shermill Lewis three for 29.
When the Windwards batted, they raced to 164 for four in 27.5 overs. Kimani Melius slammed 86 and Jahseon Alexander 58. Jamaica's top bowler was Sanjay Brown with two for 22.
Trinidad and Tobago's quest to do the double got off to the perfect start when they thoroughly defeated the Leeward Islands by a mammoth 176 runs.
Solid Batting Performance
Fresh from capturing the three-day title, T&T produced a solid batting performance on their way to posting the day's highest total of 249 for seven from their 50 overs.
Leonardo Julien topscored with 82 and Joshua James, who stroked an unbeaten 53, were the mainstay of T&T's innings.
Julien faced 114 balls and smashed four boundaries and four sixes and shared in two half-century partnerships to help guide T&T from a spot of bother early on.
He joined forces with Crystian Thurton (26) to add 62 runs for the third wicket after they had slipped to 34 for two.
The Leewards never came close to mounting a serious challenge, with Teron Jadoo and Justyn Gangoo running through the middle and lower-order to skittle them out for just 73.
Jadoo finished with the spectacular figures of three wickets for one run, while Gangoo snagged 3-14.
Guyana also recorded a six-wicket victory over Canada.
Thanks to a four-wicket haul by Kevin Sinclair, Guyana bundled out Canada for 146 runs, with Kavian Naresh being Canada's main contributor scoring 57.
Propelled by Joshua Persaud's 62-ball knock of 80, Guyana then made light work of the total, racing to 147 for four in just 24 overs.