CRICKET: Ja tick off first win in regional U-15 tournament
Jamaica’s young cricketers have received a major boost going into the third round of the West Indies Under-15 Tournament in Jamaica.
After suffering a heavy defeat in their opening round game against champions Barbados, Jamaica rebounded in the second round with a six-wicket victory over the Leeward Islands yesterday.
The match was played at the Manley Horne Park in St Elizabeth.
Resuming on 17 for four with a lead of 12 runs, the Leeward Islands were bowled out for 76 in their second innings with Garvey Maceo High left-arm pacer Shalome Parnell claiming four for 18.
Parnell’s opening ball partner, Manchester High pacer Michael Harriott, supported with three for 34.
Jamaica, set 72 to win then cruised to 72 for four.
Final scores in the match – Leeward Islands 150 for nine off 42 overs and 76 all out; Jamaica 155 for seven and 72 for four.
Over at Alpart Sports Club, Barbados defeated Trinidad and Tobago by 22 runs.
And over at St Elizabeth High School, the Windward Islands scored a nine-wicket victory over Guyana.
The third round starts on Friday.
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