Jamaica romp to Under-19 One Day title
Basseterre, St Kitts - The seventh and final round of matches in the Regional Under-19 One Day Tournament concluded today with three matches across three venues on the island of St Kitts.
Here are the details:
AT VERCHILDS - Jamaica v ICC Americas
Thavi Spencer and Nicholas Walters rescued Jamaica to help their team remain unbeaten and effectively seal the Regional Under-19 title. Jamaica were in all sorts of trouble against the ICC Americas early on in their innings, being reduced to 51/6 in 22 overs.
Spinner, Farhan Malik, had led the destruction for the ICC Americas with figures of 4-18. But Spencer and Walters combined in a sensation stand got the Jamaicans back on track. They put on 81 runs together for the seventh to take the 159/8 in the 44th over.
Spencer made 54 while Walters hit 33. Jamaica had staged a major recovery and had stolen back the momentum from the ICC Americas. They were 203 all out by the end of their allotted 50 overs. Malik finished with 4-24 while Abraash Khan had figures of 2-49. In response, the ICC Americas faltered in their chase, stumbling to 130/9 from their 50 overs.
Walters and Spencer again combined, this time to lead the destruction with the ball. Walters took 4-25 while Spencer had figures of 2-22. Marquino Mindley also had a couple of wickets. Kamau Leverock top scored for the Americas with 33, while Tre Manders scored 22. Jamaica went on to take the title by 73 runs.
AT CONAREE - Guyana v Leeward Islands
Guyana piled more misery on win-less Leeward Islands to end their Regional Under-19 campaign with a comfortable three-wicket win. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Leewards were in early trouble losing Keacy Carty for 11. The hosts were 25/1 after five overs.
There situation didn’t get any better, and nor did their run rate. They moved from 25/3 to 56/3 in 17 overs. In 12 overs, they had scored just 31 runs and lost two wickets. At that stage, Ross Powell was looking solid on 19, while Jeremiah Louis was on 15. Saeed Williams and Avier Christian followed back Carty to the pavilion for three and 10 respectively. Powell tried his best to anchor the innings.
By the 40th over, he was 36 not out with his side 104/7. At that stage, Vishoal Narayan had 2-18 while Shawn Pereira had 2-24. Powell would end up on 50 as the Leeward Islands asked Guyana to make 144 runs for victory. Pereira ended with 3-27 while Narayan and Romario Shepherd both had two wickets each.
The Guyanese endured an early stumble in their chase, being reduced to 61/4 in 19 overs. Shimron Hetmyer had gone for nine while Kamesh Yadram made 10.
Pereira went without scoring. But Tagenarine Chanderpaul stood firm for his team. At that stage, he was on 22 not out. Theron Bassue had 2-3. But Chanderpaul rallied, getting to 50 not out as the Guyanese reached to 133/5 in 40 overs.
Narayan was giving him good support at that stage, unbeaten on 12. Guyana would lose two further wickets with Chanderpaul going for 56 while Ashkay Homraj made a solid 25. But the Leewards couldn’t quite defend such a small total, as the Guyanese won by three wickets.
Bassue finished with 2-37 while Tristan Hanley had 2-25. Jeremiah Louis took 2-28.
AT EGSC MOLINEAUX - Barbados v Windward Islands
The Windward Islands and Barbados locked horns in a tight encounter in the final round of matches in the Regional Under-19 Tournament. After being asked to bat first by Barbados, the Windward Islands started solidly at 19/0. But there progress slowed as the innings wore on reaching 50/2 in 19 overs.
Both openers, Gian Benjamin and Keone George were gone for 13. Tonius Simon and Taryck Gabriel tried desperately at that stage to rebuild the innings. At that stage, Gabriel was on 15 while Simons was on 28. Both batted well to get the Windwards back on track to a healthy total. As the 42nd over approached, Simon was out for a well played 48. Gabriel had top scored with 65.
But it was a hatrick from Aaron Jones that swung the game back for Barbados. He had 3-32 as the Windwards were 158/6 at that stage. Jones would finish 3-43 while Jofra Archer had 2-32. Chasing 214 runs for victory, the Bajans found themselves in early trouble at 5/1 after just four overs.
Barbados would slip into deeper trouble as the chase progressed, collapsing to 137/7 in 38 overs. At that stage, they needed 75 runs from 72 balls.
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