Guyana, Ja­maica re­main unbeaten with easy wins

Stabroek News Sunday - - SUNDAY SPORT -

– 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)


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)

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