Guyana, Jamaica remain unbeaten with easy wins
– Guyana and Jamaica remained unbeaten while title-holders Barbados notched their maiden win, in the second round of the Regional Under-15 Championship here Thursday.
Playing at Melbourne Oval, Jamaica defeated Leeward Islands by 79 runs, to follow up their victory in Wednesday’s opening round.
Opting to bat first, they were dismissed for 148 in the 43rd over with middle order batsman Jonathan Rampersaud keeping the innings together with a top score of 69.
Guyana were floundering at 21 for four before Rampersaud posted 70 for the fifth wicket with Nicholas Rajpat (17).
Fast bowler Hilroy Andrew was the best bowler with four for 22 while Glen Williams picked up three for 21.
In reply, the Leewards crumbled for 69 in the 25th over with Jeremy Sandia (3-20) and Chanderpaul Ramraj (2-3)
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among the wickets.
At Kensington Park, Jamaica also won their second straight when they got the better of Trinidad and Tobago by 20 runs.
Sent in, Jamaica got 149 off 46 overs, with Sanjay Walker again among the runs with 45 and Javon Nembhard scoring 27, the pair adding 51 for the fourth wicket.
Wrist spinner Jordan Johnson then tore through the T&T batting to finish with five for 35, as the innings wilted for 129 in the 43rd over.
At Chedwin Park, Barbados recovered from their opening round loss to arch-rivals Trinidad to beat Windward Islands by seven wickets.
Asked to chase 118, they reached their target off 30 overs with Micaiah Simmons hitting an unbeaten 37 and captain Nimar Bolden scoring 36.
They combined in a 64-run third wicket stand to pull the innings around from 53 for two. Malteenoes sports club (MSC) defeated their counterparts from Everest by four wickets in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) New York Tri-State under – 19 cup at GYO, yesterday.
The day began with Everest winning the toss and electing to bat. They were bundled out for 174 inside 43 overs with opener Raynaldo Mohammed leading the way with an excellent 64 which included eight boundaries.
He received support from Niran Bissu (29) and fellow Ushar - Deva Balgobin (18) who were the other main contributors to the total.
Ray Saeechrran’s 3-17 from six overs led the way for MSC while Ntini Permaul (2-22) and Chad Shivrattan (2-34) all had handy figures for MSC who began their run chase solidly with openers Tuen Hicks (42) and Wayne Mc Pherson (59) adding 93 for the opening stand to send their side well on their way. Hicks before his demise laced five boundaries and his partner five more than him in their entertaining stand.
Their wickets however spurred a mini-collapse before Wayne Bollers (18 not out) and Shivrattan (seven not – out) saw their side home to 175 – 6 in 30 overs. Bissu’s 2 – 41 threatened after removing Hicks and dangerous Jeremiah Scott (4) before MSC found a way to sneak home.
Leg - Spinner Niran Bissu continues to impress at the junior level with another fine bowling performance (Royston Alkins photo)