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Jamaica fall to Windwards

Published:Friday | July 25, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica slumped to their first defeat of the West Indies Under-15 championship yesterday after going down to three-wicket loss to the Windward Islands at Kensington Park.

Jamaica spearheaded by an unbeaten 90 from Campion College's Dominik Samuels, posted a challenging 255 for seven off their 50 overs.

The Windwards replied with 256 for seven off 49.3 overs. The Windwards were beaten by Trinidad and Tobago in their opening match.

"We bowled a bit indisciplined today. But we can't take anything from the Windwards," said Jamaica coach, Oral Simpson. "They played well, and I want to say congratulations to them for their victory. We now just have to bounce back against the Leewards tomorrow."

Jamaica, after winning the toss, had vice-captain Samuels, and captain Raewin Senior to thank for their total.

Senior made 64, his second consecutive half-century. He featured in a 115-run stand with Samuels for the fourth wicket - their second century stand in as many matches.

Samuels, who made 54 in the opening match, slammed five sixes and three fours while Senior hit eight fours.

Opener Dorrell Thomas, 29, and Kirk McKenzie, 25, also chipped in against pacer Daniel Dupigny, two for 47, and left-arm wrist spinner, Simeon Gerson, two for 48.

Opener Dave Edwards led the way for the Windwards with a composed 75. He was supported by Johan Jeremiah, 47, Johnnel Eugene, 42, and Tahj Tavarnier, 41.

Pacers Sanjay Williams, two for 29, and Samuels, two for 52, claimed most wickets with first match standout, left-arm spinner Senior, going wicketless for 58 off 9.3 overs.

'marvellous team effort'

"It was a marvellous team effort, and the guys must take credit for it," said Alton Crafton, coach of the Windwards.

In other matches, reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana made it two from two with victory over the Leeward Islands.

At Elletson Road, Trinidad recorded a 209-run win. They made massive 321 for six with Crystian Thurton making 152, the tournament's first century.

They then returned to restrict the Leewards to 112 off 30.2 overs.

Guyana had a 46-run win over Barbados at Melbourne Oval. Guyana made 227 for seven to which Barbados replied with 181 for eight.

The tournament continues today with Jamaica against the Leewards at Kensington, Trinidad versus Guyana at University of The West Indies, and Barbados versus Windwards at Elletson Road.