Drakes stars for Barbados, Guyana cruise
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC- Barbados fought off a stiff challenge from the Windward Islands to force a two wicket win while Guyana romped to an easy 49 run triumph over ICC Americas in second round matches of the Regional Under-19 Championship on Tuesday.
The Barbados captain Joshua Drakes dug his side out of a precarious position brought on by a spectacular batting collapse, on the hunt for a small target after Windwards were bowled out for 111 at the Demerara Cricket Club.
Chasing 112 to win Barbados lost early wickets as frontline batsmen struggled to negociate a fiery opening spell from Sherman Lewis.
Lewis rocked the top order, grabbing three of the first four wickets to fall in the first seven balls and leaving the Bajans reeling on four without loss.
Windwards kept the pressure on Barbados as wickets fell regularly but Drakes batted responsibly to push Barbados closer to their target by compiling an unbeaten knock of 43.
He received little support except from Shamar Springer 14 and Chad Williams 10, the only two other batsmen to reach double figures.
Lewis finished with impressive figures of four wickets for 24 runs including three maidens from nine overs.
Earlier, Windward Islands captain Roland Cato hit a top score of 23 before he was caught at long on attempting to rescue a struggling innings.
Tonis Simon chipped in with 19; Kershaskie Jno Lewis 14 and Anson Latchman hit Neil Persuad for two consecutive sixes then lost his middle stump.
Persuad, Williams and Matthew Jones picked up two wickets each for the winners.
Over at Bourda, half centuries from Askay Homraj and Keemo Paul lifted Guyana to 229 for 9 against ICC who were bowled out for 180, whilst giving chase.
Homraj top scored with 69, Paul scored 51 while Shimron Hetmyer added 21 to give the Guyanese a competitive total with ICC bowlers Keifer Phil, Arsh Buch and Nikhil Dutta capturing two wickets each.
ICC’s chase to reach a target of 220 ran out of steam early despite an impressive a half century from Onias Bascombe.
Bascombe hit the top score of 53 as ICC crumbled for 180 in 43.5 overs with contributions of 29 and 26 from Dutta and Farhan Malik respectively.
Sharaz Ramcharran and Steven grabbed three wickets each.
The match between Leeward Islands and Jamaica at Wales Recreation Ground was abandoned without a ball bowled due to a wet outfield caused by overnight rain.
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Barbados Under-19s vs Windward Islands Under-19s
(AT THE DEMERARA CRICKET CLUB)
BARBADOS UNDER-19s (50 overs maximum)
L. Gaskin c Burnet b Lewis 3
N. Kirton c Lewis b Henry 12
A. Greenidge run out 10
*J. Drakes not out 33
J. Toppin c Lewis b Smith 13
S. Springer lbw b Smith 0
M. Jones c Burnett b Smith 3
A. Fergusson b Smith 2
C. Williams run out 5
T. Shorey b Walker 2
N. Persaud run out 4
Extras (b1, w9) 10
TOTAL (all out, 36.4 overs) 97
Fall of wickets: 7, 25, 25, 44, 44, 52, 54, 76, 81, 97
Bowling: #Henry 7-1-24-1, Lewis 4.4-1-10-1, #Smith 9-1-27-4, Burnett 6-0-23-0, Walker 7-3-7-1, Walters 3-0-5-0
JAMAICA UNDER-19s (target: 98 off 50 overs)
L. Lugg lbw b Springer 31
O. McCatty lbw b Shorey 0
M. Parchment not out 45
S. Crooks not out 12
Extras (w5, b2, lb5) 12
TOTAL (2 wkts, 31.3 overs) 100
+R. Francis, *R. Lewis, N. Walters, G. Walker, R. Burnett, O. Smith, G. Henry did not bat
Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-52
Bowling: #Shorey 8-3-24-1, Jones 8-2-17-0, Williams 8-1-22-0, #Springer 4-0-18-1, Persaud 3.3-0-12-0
Result: Jamaica Under-19s won by eight wickets (111 balls remaining)
Points: Jamaica Under-19s 6.5, Barbados 0.2
Toss: Barbados Under-19s
Umpires: C. Alfred, I. Moakan
Match referee: R. King
Reserve umpire: D. Nagasar
Guyana Under-19s vs ICC Americas Under-19s
(AT BOURDA OVAL)
GUYANA (50 overs maximum)
S. Hetmyer c Kapoor b Phil 21
T. Chanderpaul lbw b Dutta 18
*B. Sattaur lbw b Rawlins 8
K. Paul st Parikh b Dutta 51
S. Ramcharran c Dutta b Malik 17
A. Homraj c Dutta b Buch 69
B. Baldeo b Phil 0
+K. Savory c Rawlins b Bascombe 19
D. Waldron not out 0
S. Sankar b Buch 8
Extras (b1, lb2, w14, nb1)18
TOTAL (9 wkts, 50 overs) 229
A. Wallace did not bat
Fall of wickets: 1-49, 2-59, 3-65, 4-98, 5-142, 6-149, 7-218, 8-221, 9-229
Bowling: #Phill 7-0-43-2, Malik 10-0-37-1, #Buch 5-0-37-2, Dutta 10-1-35-2, Rawlins 10-2-11-1, #Bascombe 8-0-63-1
ICC AMERICAS (target: 230 off 50 overs)
A. Joshi lbw b Ramcharran 1
A. Kapoor b Baldeo 4
T. Ross c Hetmyer b Ramcharran 5
*N. Dutta run out 29
F. Malik b Sankar 26
A. Dores c wkpr Savory b Sankar 13
+A. Parikh not out 8
A. Buch c Hetmyer b Sankar 8
O. Bascombe c Paul b Chanderpaul 53
D. Rawlins lbw b Ramcharran 1
K. Phill run out 4
Extras (b5, lb6, w12, nb3) 26
TOTAL (all out, 43.5 overs) 180
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-6, 3-22, 4-72, 5-88, 6-108, 7-131, 8-154, 9-170
Bowling: Baldeo 10-1-44-2, Ramcharran 7-2-15-3, Waldron 7-0-48-0, Wallace 4-1-10-0, Sankar 10-0-25-3, #Paul 5-0-16-0, Chanderpaul 0.5-0-11-1
Result: Guyana Under-19s won by 49 runs
Points: Guyana Under-19s 6.1, ICC Americas Under-19s 0.5
Toss: Guyana Under-19s
Umpires: C. Alfred, D. Butler
Match referee: G. Culbard
Reserve umpire: E. Bowen
Jamaica Under-19s vs Leeward Islands Under-19s
(AT WALES RECREATION GROUND)
Points: Jamaica Under-19s 0, Leeward Islands Under-19s 0
Umpires: A. Sanowar, G. Sukhdeo
Match referee: R. King
Reserve umpire: D. Nagasar