TCL Round Up
Jamaica moved to joint second in the six-team standings of the TCL Group West Indies Under-19 Championship following an innings and 38-run victory over Leeward Islands on yesterday’s third and final day of the third round.
The match was played at the Melbourne Oval in St Andrew.
The host country has joined the previously unbeaten Leeward Islands on 24 points.
The two teams are six points behind leaders Trinidad and Tobago on 30 points. They are followed by defending champions Barbados on 19, Guyana on 16 and the Windward Islands on four.
Jamaica who resumed yesterday’s final day on 394-6, for an overall lead of 127, declared their first innings at 471-8.
Paul Thomas 126 and Akeem Dewar 118 not out scored centuries for Jamaica. They were supported by Brian Clarke with 64 and Kirk Harris 78.
The Leeward Islands facing a first innings deficit of 204 were bowled out for 166 in their second innings against the bowling of Patrick Harty 7-59 and Akeem Dewar 3-35.
Final scores in the match:- Leeward Islands 267 and 166, Jamaica 471-8 declared.
In the other games, Guyana beat the Windward Islands by two wickets at Sabina Park, while the game between Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago ended in a draw at Up Park Camp.