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Jamaica strengthened chances to win One-Day match

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2009 | 5:49 PM

Jamaica have strengthened their chances of sweeping the TCL Group West Indies Under-19 series with a convincing 206-run victory over fifth place Guyana in their preliminary round One-Day match at Melbourne Oval today.

Guyana chasing a victory target of 207 runs, were bowled out for 99 off 27 overs against the bowling of pacer Jermaine Blackwood 5-30.

Jermaine Cole 3-29 and Akeem Dewar 2-11 supported Blackwood.

Earlier, Jamaica sent in to bat piled up 206 off their allotted 50 overs with Kemar Marshall scoring 70, Ramon Senior 63 and Akeem Dewar 60 not out.

As a result of the victory, Jamaica have moved to 16 points, four ahead of defending champions Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados, who both recorded victories today.

T&T beat bottom place the Windward Islands by six wickets at Sabina Park. Scores in that game:- Windward Islands 98 in 38.2 overs against the bowling of Kissoondath Magram 5-20, T&T 99-4 off 36.3 overs.

Over at the Jamaica Broilers Ground, Barbados defeated fourth place the Leeward Islands by 7 wickets. Scores in the game:- Leeward Islands 157-9 off 50 overs, Barbados 158-3 off 38.5 overs with Kraigg Brathwaite 78 not out.

The final round will take place tomorrow.