Americas, Windwards tie, T&T win again
Basseterre, St Kitts - The third round of Regional Under 19 matches was completed today with three matches taking place across the island of St Kitts.
Here are the details:
AT CONAREE - Windward Islands v ICC Americas
The Windward Islands and the ICC Americas played to a thrilling tie in Round III. The Windward Islands won the toss and opted to bat first and amassed 209 from their 50 overs. Out-of-form batsman, Gidron Pope, managed to glimpse some form hitting 58 from 65 balls. His stay at the crease lasted 82 minutes as he stroked five fours.
Gian Benjamin, who has also been playing well, scored 44 runs while Taryck Gabriel chipped in with 36. Farhan Malik (31-3) and Stephan Rajasingham (55-2) were the ICC Americas' best bowlers. The far-away visitors needed 210 runs to pick up their second straight win.
They endured a similar innings to that of the Windward Islands, and coincidentally, ended up on the same score. Tre Manders hit a patient 69 from 98 balls as he occupied the crease for well over two hours. He stroked five fours and a six while he was there. There was also a half century for Talha Shaikh, who hit 53 from 77 balls. His stay at the crease was also quite lengthy, staying some 102 minutes out in the middle. He struck six fours and a six.
Both Shaikh and Manders added 120 runs for the fourth wicket while Farhan Malik chipped in with 21. They couldn't quite get their team over the line though. Ray Jordan took three wickets for the Windwards while Preston Mc Sween and Taryck Gabriel shared four wickets evenly.
Windward Islands: 209 All Out (50 Overs)
Gidron Pope 58, Gian Benjamin 44, Taryck Gabriel 36
ICC Americas Bowling: Farhan Malik 10-1-31-3, Stephan Rajasingham 9-1-55-2
ICC Americas: 209 All Out (49.5 Overs)
Tre Manders 69, Talha Shaikh 53, Farhan Malik 21
Windward Islands Bowling: Ray Jordan 10-1-35-3, Preston Mc Sween 9.5-1-36-2, Taryck Gabriel 10-0-42-2
Match Tied (Toss: Windward Islands)
AT EGSC - Barbados v Guyana
Guyana put in a commanding performance to flatten Barbados in Round III. After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Barbados were made to regret that decision as they limped through their innings before falling flat on 85 all out. They batted some 37 overs.
No batsman crossed 20 runs. Shamar Springer got 19 and Jameel Stuart 16 but that's as good as the scores got for the Bajans. Almost every Guyanese bowler contributed to the Barbadian demise. Herry Greene had 3-16 while Shawn Pereira (6-2), Romario Shepherd (8-2), Ricardo Adams (25-2) all picked up two wickets.
In their pursuit of the small total, the Guyanese batsmen would also endure a stumble but pick themselves up to win by five wickets. An unbeaten 23 from Kamesh Yadram and a solid 21 from opener, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, led Guyana's victory path.
Springer and Jameel Stuart had one wicket each as the Guyanese got to 86/5 from 33.3 overs.
Barbados: 85 All Out (37 Overs)
Shamar Springer 19, Jameel Stuart 16
Guyana Bowling: Herry Greene 8-2-16-3, Shawn Pereira 7-4-6-2, Romario Shepherd 6-1-8-2, Ricardo Adams 10-3-25-2
Guyana: 86/5 (33.3 Overs)
Kamesh Yadram 23*, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 21
Barbados Bowling: Shamar Springer 7-2-8-1, Jameel Stuart 6-1-10-1
Guyana won by 5 wickets (Toss: Barbados)
AT VERCHILDS - Leewards v T&T
Spin bowler Bryan Charles took four wickets yesterday to guide the national Under-19 cricket team to a comfortable 60-run win over the Leeward Islands in their fourth-round clash in the West Indies Cricket Board Regional Under-19 50-over tournament in St Kitts.
Charles, who finished as the leading wicket-taker (29) in the three-day tournament, grabbed 4/42 as the Leewards were dismissed for 152, chasing 213 for victory. Tion Webster was also among the wickets, taking 2/29. The duo of Avier Christian and Tristan Hanley both scored 36 for the Leewards, but it was not enough.
Earlier, T&T were heading to a dismal total, when they were struggling on 163/7 after 43 overs. However, 49 runs off the last seven overs propelled T&T to a competitive 212/9 off their 50 overs.
The opening pair of Jeremy Solozano and Brian Christmas got T&T off to a positive start, getting to 63/0 after 15 overs. Solozano was eventually dismissed for 46, while Christmas made 36. Bryan Boodram, who is the youngest player on the T&T squad at 15 years old, also pitched in with a valuable 38. Theron Bassue tried his best to contain the T&T batsmen, snatching 4/26. Courtesy The Trinidad Guardian
Trinidad & Tobago: 212 All Out (49.5 Overs)
Jeremy Solonzano 46, Brian Boodram 38, Brian Christmas 36
Leeward Islands Bowling: Theron Bassue 10-0-26-4, Shaquille Martina 10-0-36-2, Collin Archibald 5.5-0-43-2
Leeward Islands: 152 All Out (41.4 Overs)
Avier Christian 36, Tristan Hanley 36, Keacy Carty 21
Trinidad Tobago Bowling: Bryan Charles 8.4-1-42-4, Tion Webster 8-0-29-2
Trinidad & Tobago won by 60 runs (Toss: Leeward Islands)