Pope's pivotal role earns Windwards draw
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – A handy all-round performance from Gidron Pope allowed Windward Islands to overcome a late Jamaica victory charge and earn a draw in the Regional Under-19 Championship here on Friday.
The left-handed opener hit the top score of 44 and was the only batsman to pass 20, as Windwards were bowled out for 147 in their first innings about 35 minutes after the rescheduled tea break following rain on the final day of their third round match.
Jamaica and incumbent West Indies Under-19 captain Ramaal Lewis, bowling his off-spin, was his side’s most successful bowler, taking four for 41 from 30 overs, finishing with match figures of 11 for 98.
Fellow off-spinner Ryon Burnett collected two for 23 from 13.3 overs to help wreck the Windwards second innings.
Vincentian Pope then returned to grab three for 25 from six overs with his steady off-spin, as Jamaica reached 95 for five in their second innings, chasing 111 for victory, when overs and time expired on them at the Guyana National Stadium.
Odaine McCatty was not out on 46 and fellow opener Leroy Lugg, a century-maker in the first innings, scored 31 to lead Jamaica’s push for victory.
Once Lugg was run out following an opening stand of 78 with McCatty, the Jamaicans ran out of the steam.
Earlier, Jamaica, resuming on 272 for six, were bowled out for 289, about 20 minutes after the start to gain a first innings lead of 37.
None of the remaining batsmen made a significant contribution, as Pope ended with four for 70 from 28.4 overs and Deron Hypolite finished with three for 66 from 28 overs.
The result meant that Jamaica earned 8.3 points from the match, not enough to allow them to regain the title they won last year, and they finished fourth, while Windwards collected 5.1 and finished one place behind.
The two teams like all the rest will turn their sights on the 50 overs-a-side competition which begins on Monday.
Windwards have drawn a bye in the first round, but Jamaica meet Barbados at Bourda Oval, the former international venue here.
WINDWARDS UNDER-19s 1st Innings 252
JAMAICA UNDER-19s 1st Innings
(overnight 272 for six)
L. Lugg c and b Hypolite 109
O. McCatty c Cato b Pope 70
N. Walters c and b Lewis 34
S. Crooks c and b Edward 14
+R. Morris lbw b Pope 6
*R. Lewis c Lewis b Hypolite 19
M. Parchment c Lewis b Hypolite 2
R. Burnett not out 12
O. Smith b Pope 0
G. Henry lbw b Pope 6
A. Mansingh injured –
Extras (b5, lb4, nb8) 17
TOTAL (all out, 103.4 overs) 289
Fall of wickets: 1-133, 2197, 3-233, 4-244, 5-250, 6-254, 7-277, 8-281, 9-289
Bowling: #Lewis 8-3-23-1, #John 11-2-40-0, Hamilton 9-3-19-0, Hypolite 28-7-66-3, Edward 13-1-37-1, Pope 28.4-9-70-4, Cato 1-0-3-0, Hooper 5-0-22-0
WINDWARDS UNDER-19s 2nd Innings
M. Gordon c Lugg b Smith 0
G. Popec Lugg b Lewis 44
T. Simon c Crooks b Lewis 11
S. Hooper c wkpr Morris b Burnett 0
*R. Cato b Henry 15
+A. Latchman c Walters b Lewis 8
R. John lbw b Walters 19
D. Edward lbw b Walters 16
D. Hypolite not out 17
S. Lewis b Lewis 7
K. Hamilton c Walters b Burnett 0
Extras (b4, lb3, w3) 10
TOTAL (all out, 67.3 overs) 147
Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-27, 3-28, 4-48, 5-81, 6-99, 7-118, 8-125, 9-146
Bowling: #Smith 8-1-23-1, #Henry 7-1-23-1, Lewis 30-15-41-4, Burnett 13.3-4-23-2, Walters 8-3-24-2, Crooks 1-0-6-0
JAMAICA UNDER-19s 2nd Innings (target: 111)
L. Lugg run out 31
O. McCatty not out 46
N. Walters b Pope 7
S. Crooks c Hooper b Pope 0
M. Parchment lbw b Hypolite 0
+R. Morris c Cato b Pope 2
R. Burnett not out 1
Extras (b1, lb2, w1, nb4) 8
TOTAL (5 wkts, 19 overs) 95
Fall of wickets: 1-78, 2-88
Bowling: #Lewis 6-0-29-0, #John 6-0-34-0. Pope 6-0-25-3, Hypolite 1-0-4-1
Result: Jamaica Under-19s drew with Windwards Under-19s
Points: Jamaica Under-19s 8.3, Windwards Under-19s 5.1
Umpires: M. Baksh, S. Crawford
Match referee: R. King
Reserve umpire: M. Yosef-Yisrael
Windwards were 172-6 after 75 overs in their first innings
Jamaica were 231-2 after 75 overs in their first innings