Bajans win again in Under-15 tourney
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Jul 28, CMC – Barbados crushed Leeward Islands to record their fourth straight win as Trinidad and Tobago and Windward Islands also secured victories on the final day of the fourth round of matches in the Regional Under-15 Championship here Saturday.
Playing at Warner Park, Barbados pulled off a 186-run win behind another strong all-rounder performance, to put one hand on the trophy with one series of matches left in the tournament.
Resuming the day on 83 for one with a lead of already 130 runs, Barbados piled up an impressive 248 for seven with the prolific Lenico Boucher top-scoring with 76 and Nicholas Kirton getting 50.
Set an imposing 296 for victory, the Leewards crumbled for 110 all out with Jaidel Richardson resisting with 44. Dominic Drakes (3-14), Deswin Currency (3-16) and Nicholas Kirton (3-16) all picked up three wickets.
In the other games, Trinidad and Tobago defeated Guyana by seven wickets while the Wiindwards got past defending champions Jamaica by five wickets.
Over at Conaree Sports Complex, Guyana were dismissed for 200 in their second innings after resuming the day on 72 for one. Travis Persaud built on his overnight 35 not out to score 70 while Runaldo Renee also converted his unbeaten 25 at the start into a polished 69. Sachin Balai claimed five for 61 and Dejourn Charles, three for 43. Set 148 to win, T&T were lifted by half-centuries from Negus Smith (65) and Dejourn Charles, 50 not out, as they got home easily.
At the Edgar Gilbert Complex, Michael Frew’s even century was not enough to deny the Windwards and keep Jamaica from yet another defeat. The captain, resuming on 45 not out with Jamaica on 77 for two and ahead by 49 runs, resisted stoutly to get his side up to 181 for eight.
Darel Cyrus claimed five for 49 to finish with match figures of 12 for 79 while Joshua Mann (2-35) and Ryan John (2-50) picked up two wickets apiece. The Windwards then cantered to their target of 154 with Christian Challery hitting the top score of 73 and the in-form Anil Matthew getting 60. Devnairne Rowe was the leading bowler with four for 24.
The final round of matches starts on Monday.
At Warner Park: Barbados defeated Leewards by 186 runs. BARBADOS 165 all out (Leniko Boucher 39, Jadeja Edwards 24, Tremaine Harris 23; Mrinal Wadhwa 4-55, Zubie Deyal 2-18, Kenneth Pennyfeather 2-26) and 248 for seven (Leniko Boucher 76, Nicholas Kirton 50, Deswin Currency 38, Daniel Chesham 22; Kenneth Pennyfeather 2-33, Jericson Louis 2-41) LEEWARD ISLANDS 118 for eight (Philo Wallace 38, Ras Powell 32, Tyrone Williams 31; Deswin Currency 6-42) and 110 all out (Jaidel Richardson 44; Dominic Drakes 3-14, Deswin Currency 3-16, Nicholas Kirton 3-16)
At Conaree Sports Complex: Trinidad and Tobago defeated Guyana by 7 wickets. GUYANA 113 all out (Travis Persaud 39; Bryan Boodram 4-29, Keron Persaud 3-20) and 200 all out (Travis Persaud 70, Runaldo Renee 69; Sachin Balai 5-61, Dejourn Charles 3-43, Bryan Boodram 2-41) TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 166 for seven (Shatrughan Rambaran 35, Daniel Williams 30 not out, Keagan Simmons 23, Brandon Maharaj 21; Ewert Samuels 2-33, Travis Persaud 2-35) and 148 for three (Negus Smith 65, Dejourn Charles 50 not out)
At the Edgar Gilbert Complex: Windwards defeated Jamaica by 5 wickets. JAMAICA 139 all out (Javelle Glen 72, Evan Jones 21; Darel Cyrus 7-30) and 181 for eight (Michael Frew 100, David Curtis 26 not out; Darel Cyrus 5-49, Joshua Mann 2-35, Ryan John 2-50) WINDWARD ISLANDS 167 for nine (Ryan John 51, Brian Joseph 24, Vernilus Gabriel 20; Devnairne Rowe 2-25, Demali Taylor 2-39, Michael Frew 2-43) and 155 for five (Christian Challery 73, Anil Matthew 60; Devnairne Rowe 4-24)