Regional Under-19: Louisy takes six, Gangoo strikes for T&T on Day 1

BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Spinner Lee Louisy’s six-wicket haul hurt Leeward Islands but Windward Islands also suffered a batting collapse, to leave the third round Regional Under-19 encounter in the balance after day one here Tuesday.

Opting to bat first at St Paul’s, the Leewards got up to 180 with Uri Smith stroking a top score of 58, Demari Benta getting 38 and Jamie Cornelius, 28.

They were coasting at 118 for three before suffering a collapse which saw seven wickets tumble for 62 runs.

At the heart of the decline as Louisy who snatched six for 64 to destroy the innings while Sealron Williams finished with three for 26.

In reply, the Windwards slid to 27 for three as seamer Kian Pemberton produced a telling burst to finish with two for 31, before recovering to end the day on 77 for five.

Dillon Douglas, who top-scored with 21 from 22 deliveries with two fours and a six, added 25 for the fourth wicket with captain Johnnel Eugene (6) to prop up the innings.

However, Windwards suffered a double blow when both fell in successive overs to leave the innings rocking on 54 for five.

Tahj Tavenier, unbeaten on 17, has so far anchored a 23 run unbroken sixth wicket partnership with Jahseon Alexander (4), to keep the innings afloat.

Scores:

LEEWARDS 180 (Uri Smith 58, Demari Benta 38, Jamie Cornelius 28; Lee Louisy 6-64, Sealron Williams 3-26)

WINDWARDS 77 for five (Dillon Douglas 21; Kian Pemberton 2-31)


BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Saiba Batoosingh’s half-century and Justyn Gango’s three-wicket haul were enough to hand Trinidad and Tobago the advantage on the opening day of their third round Regional Under-19 Championship contest against Jamaica here Tuesday.

Opting to bat first at Molineaux, T&T were dismissed for 153 with Batoosingh top-scoring with an attractive 76. However, he was the only one to pass 20 and just one of three to reach double figures.

He arrived with the innings slumping at eight for three in the sixth over and put on 31 for the fourth wicket with Christian Thurton (18) and 45 for the fifth wicket with Joshua James (18).

All told, Batoosingh struck seven fours and two sixes in an innings requiring 120 balls and a shade over 2-1/4 hours, before being last out.

Seamer Kishawn Graham claimed four for 41 while Andre McCarty (2-11) and Shalome Parnell (2-40) backed up with two wickets apiece.

In reply, Jamaica ended the day tottering on 106 for seven, 47 runs adrift of their target.

They found themselves in a deep hole at 49 for six as left-arm spinner Gangoo ripped through the innings with three for 28 but Shalome Parnell (29) and Raewin Senior (26) came to their side’s rescue in a 53-run seventh wicket stand.

Parnell faced 43 balls and struck three fours while Senior has so far faced 68 deliveries in 1-1/2 hours at the crease and counted three boundaries.

Scores:

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 153 (Saiba Batoosingh 76; Kishawn Graham 4-41)

JAMAICA 106 for seven (Shalome Parnell 29, Raewin Senior 26; Justyn Gangoo 3-28)


BASSETERRE, St Kitts – West Indies Under-19 batsman Shian Brathwaite struck an aggressive half-century to put Barbados on the verge of first innings lead over Guyana on the opening day of their third round Regional Under-19 Championship match here Tuesday.

The 17-year-old, who featured in the Regional Super50 earlier this year, smashed 86 from just 76 deliveries as Barbados ended the day on 140 for five, just two runs adrift of Guyana’s first innings total.

Kilano Brathwaite was unbeaten on 24 while off-spinner Kevin Sinclair picked up two for 19.

Sent in earlier in the contest at Verchilds, Guyana were undermined for 140 by leg-spinner Shavon Brooks (3-28) and left-arm spinner Camarie Boyce (3-33) who grabbed three wickets apiece.

Off-spinner Dante Niles (2-25) and fast bowler Jarion Hoyte (2-30) supported with two wickes each.

Kevelon Anderson made 26 and opener Raymond Perez, 23, but no other batsman passed 20. Guyana were 59 for one at one stage but lost their last nine wickets for 81 runs.

Brathwaite then stunned the Guyanese bowlers with a brutal assault, clobbering 11 fours and four sixes.

He put on 32 for the first wicket with Nico Reifer (8), 24 for the second wicket with Marc Cyrus (6) before adding 55 for the fourth wicket with Kilano who has so far struck three fours in a 55-ball knock.

Scores:

GUYANA 142 (Kevelon Anderson 26, Raymond Perez 23; Shavon Brooks 3-28, Camarie Boyce 3-33)

BARBADOS 140 for five (Shian Brathwaite 86; Kevin Sinclair 2-19)

CWI

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