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Second defeat for Under-17 cricketers


Second defeat for Under-17 cricketers

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DEFENDING CHAMPIONS Barbados fell to a second loss in the WICB Regional Under-17 Cricket Tournament.

Playing at Shaw Park yesterday, the Bajans were bowled out for 135 in reply to Guyana’s 219 for eight, losing by 66 runs.

Meanwhile, a strong all-round performance from captain Brad Barnes helped Jamaica defy the weather and fashion a 35-run victory over Leeward Islands.

Barnes hit the top score of 58 at better than a run-a-ball to prop up the batting of his side, which was bowled out for 197 in 32.4 overs in the rain-marred, third round match at Louis D’Or. He returned to grab two wickets to earn the Jamaicans a crucial victory that kept them unbeaten in the tournament.

A half-century from host captain Kirstan Kallicharran gave Trinidad & Tobago a morale-boosting, seven-wicket victory over previously-unbeaten Windward Islands in another match at Canaan.

The results meant that Jamaica opened a gap of six points on T&T, who have now taken control of second place in the tournament, narrowly ahead of Windwards, with the Barbadians, Guyanese and Leewards trailing the pack.

The players take a break today before the tournament continues on Sunday, when T&T face old rivals Barbados at Louis D’Or, Guyana meet Leewards at Canaan and Jamaica tackle Windwards at Shaw Park.

Summarised scores:

At Louis D’Or: Jamaica 197 in 32.4 overs (Brad Barnes 58, Dominic Samuels 27, Ian Spence 25, Kashwayne Beale 23; Javani Tyson 3-19, Zawandi Whyte 3-21, Keshawn Richardson 3-32). Leeward Islands 162 in nine off 33 overs (Joshua Grant 59 not out, Jemuel Cabey 26; Shalom Parnell 3-25, Brad Barnes 2-24, Ian Spence 2-26, Javeur Royal 2-26). Jamaica won by 35 runs.

At Shaw Park: Guyana 219 for eight in 50 overs (Rolando Alimohamed 70, Bhaskar Yadram 69 not out, Raymond Perez 28, Adrian Sukhwa 20; Donte Niles 2-20, Najee Holder 2-45). Barbados 135 in 36.3 overs (Shian Brathwaite 38, Najee Holder 32, Donte Niles 21; Ashmead Nedd 4-23, Kevin Sinclair 2-19, Sagar Hatheramani 2-27). Guyana won by 66 runs.

At Canaan: Windward Islands 172 in 44.3 overs (Emmanuel Stewart 36, Shane Roberts 29, Johnel Eugene 28; Justyn Gangoo 2-24, Quammie Mohammed 2-29, Nathaniel McDavid 2-30, Kirstan Kallicharran 2-37). Trinidad & Tobago 176 for three in 38 overs (Kirstan Kallicharran 77 not out, Chryston Thurton 35, Keagan Simmons 26, Siba Batoosingh 24 not out). Trinidad & Tobago won by seven wickets. (PR/SAT)