Sixteen wickets tumbled on Wednesday’s penultimate day but Windward Islands were left facing a daunting task in order to win their third round game in the Regional Under-19 Championship against Leeward Islands.
Resuming from their overnight 77 for five at St Paul’s, the Windwards were bundled out for 95 to concede a first innings lead of 85.
Elroy Francis was the best bowler with four for six while pacer Kian Pemberton ended with three for 44.
In their second turn at the crease, the Leewards were bowled out for 174 with first innings top-scorer Uri Smith again leading with 36, Javani Tyson getting 26 and Joshua Grant, 24.
Smith, who faced 59 balls and struck five fours, added 43 for the second wicket with Kadeem Henry (22) while Dimitri Adams (22) and Demari Benta (21) put on a further 30 for the fourth to keep the innings ticking over.
When the Leewards slumped to 130 for six, Tyson arrived to whack two fours and a six in a 41-ball knock while anchoring a 30-run, seventh wicket stand with Grant.
Sealron Williams was the best bowler with four for 48.
Set 260 for victory, the Windwards lost Wayne Edward for eight with the score on 28 but in-form opener Kimani Melius struck an unbeaten 26 from 51 balls with four boundaries, to carry his side’s hopes on the final day.
LEEWARDS 180 (Uri Smith 58, Demari Benta 38, Jamie Cornelius 28; Lee Louisy 6-64, Sealron Williams 3-26) and 174 (Uri Smith 36, Javani Smith 26, Joshua Grant 24; Sealron Williams 4-48)
WINDWARDS 95 (Dillon Douglas 21; Kian Pemberton 2-31) and 49 for one (Kimani Melius 26 not out)
Raewin Senior’s hundred put Jamaica in charge of their third round game in the Regional Under-19 Championship against Trinidad and Tobago but the reigning champions were fighting back on the second day at Molineaux.
Senior carved out a wonderful 120 as Jamaica were dismissed for 251 in their first innings, to secure a crucial 98-run lead.
At the close, however, T&T were rallying on 95 for two – just three runs shy of canceling out their deficit.
Resuming the day on 106 for seven in reply to T&T’s 153, Jamaica flourished through the efforts of Senior, while David Bird supported with an invaluable 35.
Senior, starting on 26, played well to strike 12 fours and two sixes in an innings spanning 206 deliveries and four hours.
Bird, meanwhile, converted his overnight three into 35, an innings that required 78 balls and included a single four.
Together, they added 96 for the eighth wicket to frustrate the Trinidadians and carve out an important lead.
When they were separated, Senior found an ally in number 11 Kishawn Graham (9 not out) to put on 41 for the last wicket.
Left-arm spinner Justyn Gangoo failed to add to his overnight tally and finished with three for 33 while off-spinners Avinash Mahabirsingh (2-29) and Aaron Maniram (2-50), along with new-ball bowler Joshua James (2-51) all ended with two wickets each.
T&T had the worst possible start to their second innings when Navin Bidaisee perished for two with as many runs on the board but Leonardo Julien struck 54 and Sachin Seecharan, an unbeaten 34, to stablise the innings.
Julien faced 90 deliveries and crunched six fours and two sixes while Seecharan hit four fours in his 59-ball innings, in a 93-run stand for the second wicket.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 153 (Saiba Batoosingh 76; Kishawn Graham 4-41) and 95 for two (Leonardo Julien 54, Sachin Seecharan 34 not out)
JAMAICA 251 (Raewin Senior 120, David Bird 35, Shalome Parnell 29; Justyn Gangoo 3-34, Aaron Maniram 2-29, Joshua James 2-50)
Barbados snatched two key wickets to hold the edge against Guyana heading into Thursday’s final day of their second round match in the Regional Under-19 Championship at Verchilds.
The Barbadians extended their overnight 140 for five to 207 all out to secure a first innings lead of 65 runs before striking twice as Guyana ended the second day on 75 for two – a lead of just 10 runs.
Kevelon Anderson, batting at number three, was resisting with an unbeaten 30 while opener Raymond Perez made 29.
The pair came together after Aley Algoo fell cheaply for five with 12 on the board, putting on a crucial 47 for the second wicket.
Anderson has so far faced 99 balls and struck a single boundary while Perez counted four boundaries in his 69-ball innings.
Earlier, Kilano Brathwaite completed a responsible 57 but Barbados lost their last five wickets for 67 runs to squander some of their advantage.
Resuming the day on 24, Brathwaite faced 121 deliveries in 139 minutes and counted seven boundaries, before he was ninth out.
He put on an important 34 for the seventh wicket with Raneil Smith who made nine.
Off-spinner Kevin Sinclair was the best bowler with five for 57.
GUYANA 142 (Kevelon Anderson 26, Raymond Perez 23; Shavon Brooks 3-28, Camarie Boyce 3-33) and 75 for two (Kevelon Anderson 30 not out, Raymond Perez 29)
BARBADOS 207 (Shian Brathwaite 86, Kilano Brathwaite 57; Kevin Sinclair 5-57)