Regional Under-19: Barbados, T&T head for tense finish; Jamaica eye win

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Barbados hit back against defending champions Trinidad and Tobago while Jamaica got the upper hand against Leeward Islands, on the second day of the fourth round of the Regional Under-19 Championship here Monday.

At Molineaux, Barbados entered the day trailing by 66 on first innings after being bundled out for a paltry 77 but returned to bowl out out T&T for 116 and set up an interesting final day on Tuesday.

Sachin Seecharan once again led T&T with 40 while Avinash Mahabirsingh, batting at number nine, chipped in with 23.

The Trinidadians failed to make the most of their first innings advantage, crashing to 18 for four before Seecharan and opener Leonardo Francis – who spent three hours and 140 balls over 17 – revived the innings in a 50-run, fifth wicket stand.

Left-arm spinner Camarie Boyce was the best bowler with there for 33 while Kemar Burrowes (2-10), Jarion Hoyte (2-12) and Raniel Smith (2-12), all picked up two wickets each.

Barbados require 183 on Tuesday for victory.

At Conaree, Jamaica put the Leewards under pressure heading into the final day after securing a first innings lead of 56 runs.

Resuming on 114 for four, they were eventually dismissed for 219 with Raewin Senior converting his overnight unbeaten 25 into 38 while Dominic Samuels got 30 and Darren Small, 28.

They were 170 for seven at one stage but Samuels and Kristoph Virgo (22) rallied the innings in a 41-run eighth wicket stand.

Fast bowler Kian Pemberton snatched four for 28.

In their second turn at the crease, the Leewards lost two wickets in ending the day on 44 – still 12 runs behind.

At St Paul’s, the contest between Guyana and Windward Islands seemed headed for a draw after the Guyanese batted all day to reach 206 for four and carve out a first innings lead of 52 runs.

Resuming on 90 for one, they got half-centuries from Kevelon Anderson who made 60 and opener Javid Karim who converted his overnight unbeaten 44 into 57.

The pair put on 81 for the second wicket to lay the foundation for the innings.


At St Paul’s: Guyana lead by 52 runs with six wickets intact.

WINDWARD ISLANDS 154 (Kimani Melius 77; Ashmead Nedd 5-37)

GUYANA 206 for four (Kevelon Anderson 60, Javid Karim 57, Kevin Sinclair 29)


At Molineaux: Barbados require 183 runs to win.

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 143 (Sachin Seecharan 53, Navin Bidaisee 51; Dante Niles 4-27, Jarion Hoyte 3-25) and 116 (Sachin Seecharan 40; Camarie Boyce 3-33, Kemar Burrowes 2-10)

BARBADOS 77 (Avinash Mahabirsingh 5-28)


At Conaree: Leewards trail by 12 runs with eight second innings wickets intact.

LEEWARD ISLANDS 163 (Jamie Cornelius 40, Dimitri Adams 36, Kadeem Henry 31; Brad Barnes 5-37, Kristoph Virgo 3-56) and 44 for two.

JAMAICA 219 (Andre McCarty 42, Raewin Senior 38, Dominic Samuels 30, Darren Small 28; Kiam Pemberton 4-28)

CWI

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