Bajans beat Leewards
GEORGETOWN – Barbados produced an incisive bowling performance to wreck Leeward Islands and pull off a convincing eight-wicket victory at Enmore in Guyana yesterday.
After claiming a slim three-run lead on first innings, Barbados bundled out the Leewards for 119 in their second innings, setting themselves a target of 117.
Kacey Carty top-scored with 29 while Jaeel Clarke chipped in with 27, but left-arm spinners Matthew Jones, with three for 29, and Chad Williams, three for 35, destroyed the innings.
Nicholas Kirton stroked an unbeaten 49 and Jonathan Drakes weighed in with 30, as Barbados cruised to their target to claim victory on the final day of their third-round match in the Regional Under-19 Championship.
Resuming the day on 254 for six, Barbados finished on 295, with Shamar Springer carrying his 118 not out overnight to 128.
Seamer Jeremiah Louis was the best bowler with four for 33.
The Leewards found themselves in early trouble when they lost Saeed Williams for eight with the score on nine. Jones then ripped through the top order to reduce the innings to 61 for six.
Clarke propped up the innings in a defiant 43-run, seventh-wicket stand with Martina, who scored 14, to frustrate the Barbadians. Once they were separated, however, the innings folded quickly.