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Windwards beat Barbados in Under-19 champs

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2015 | 6:23 PM


Middle-order batsman Emmanuel Stewart scored a patient 43 to pull Windward Islands out of a slump on their way to a five-wicket win over Barbados in their fifth-round game of the Regional Under-19 Championship at St Elizabeth Technical High School yesterday.

Stewart picked up four boundaries in a 78-ball stay at the crease to help the Windwards recover from a shaky position and seal a win following their narrow defeat against Leeward Islands on Monday.

An impressive three-wicket haul by Windwards bowler Ryan John spearheaded a destructive attack in which three other bowlers picked up two wickets each to bowl out their opponents for 138 in 45 overs.

early setback

Chasing 139 for victory after Barbados won the toss and decided to bat, Windwards suffered an early setback, losing their first wicket in the first ball of the innings when Kyle Cabey lost his stumps to Keon Harding, who topped the bowling with two for 34.

Windwards slipped further into dangerous territory after losing Gidron Pope for 27 and Josiah Hilton for three within the space of eight balls before Stewart arrived to stabilise the innings.

Scores: Barbados 138 all out off 45 overs (Nicholas Kirton 26, Leniko Boucher 24; Ryan John 3-14, Othneil Lewis 2-19, Gidron Pole 2-46, Kyle Cabey 2-20).

Windward Islands 139 for five off 36 overs (Emmanuel Stewart 43, Gidron Pope 27, Johnel Eugene 22 not out; Keon Harding 2-34).

AT JAMALCO: Trinidad and Tobago beat Canada by 138 runs.

Scores: Trinidad and Tobago 283 for nine off 45 overs (Cephas Cooper 67, Amir Jangoo 64, Anderson Phillip 44 not out, Bryan Boodram 31; Abdul Hadeeb 2-58, Shlok Patel 2-32, Harsh Thaker 2-32, Kurt Ramdath 2-66).

Canada 145 all out off 43.3 overs (Abraash Khan 24; Anderson Phillip 3-29, Clevon Kalawan 2-32).