BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Jamaica have moved closer towards capturing the Regional Under-19 50 overs title after dismissing the Leeward Islands by four wickets in round six here on Sunday.
Ramaal Lewis grabbed 3-31 as the Leeward Islands were bowled out for 142 runs just inside 50 overs at Molineaux.
Ashawn Hodge (27), Shaquille Martina (26), and Saeed Williams (22) all got starts, but failed to convert it.
Jamaica stumbled along the way themselves in the chase but recovered sufficiently to get home by four wickets, and with 13 overs to spare.
Tristan Colemon led the Jamaicans charge towards victory, hitting 53 runs from 81 balls. In his 109-minute stay at the crease, Coleman hit three fours and two sixes.
There were also good knocks for Odeane McCatty (25), and Ramaal Lewis (21).
Trinidad and Tobago, meanwhile, surrendered any chance of winning the Regional Under-19 Tournament, falling to a heavy seven-wicket defeat at the hands of the Windward Islands.
After being asked to bat first, the Trinis limped to 129 all out from just under 43 overs at Conaree.
Larry Edward, Ray Jordan and Gidron Pope all led T&T's demise, taking three wickets each.
Camillo Carimbocas top scored for Trinidad with 25, while Tion Webster made 23. Al Small also made a small contribution in 22.
But 129 runs was not enough as the Windward Islands stormed to their victory target with 15 overs to spare.
Taryck Gabriel led the charge with 60 runs from 87 balls, striking three fours and six sixes.
He was aided by Keone George who struck 47.
Bryan Charles was T&T's best bowler, taking 2-18 as the Windward Islands won comfortably by seven wickets.
At Progress Park, Barbados thrashed the ICC Americas by six wickets to register their second win.
Shakeel Ahmmad, who top scored with 30, and Steven Taylor, 22, were the main contributors, as ICC Americas were bowled out well inside 37 overs for 104.
Barbados lost four wickets in their chase of 105 runs to win.
Though they approached the target cautiously, Lee Germon-Gaskin hit an unbeaten 49 to lead his team to victory.
Jamaica currently top the table on 31 points with one game in hand, while Trinidad and Tobago are second on 24.9 points after playing all their matches.
Windward Islands are third on the table with 22.2 points and one game to play.