Wins for Barbados, Leewards, T&T in Under-15 Champs

Thursday, July 26, 2012    

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Barbados, Leeward Islands and Trinidad and Tobago registered outright wins on the second day of their two-day third round matches in the WICB under-15 Championship yesterday.

Barbados defeated Windward Islands by 72 runs, Leeward Islands beat Guyana by four wickets and Trinidad and Tobago trounced Jamaica by nine wickets to ensure the champions remain winless.

The Barbadians handed Windward Islands their first defeat after both teams posted first and second round wins.

However, it was an unbeaten century from Leniko Boucher which stole the spotlight at the Conaree Sports Complex and propelled Barbados into the lead of the tournament with three wins.

Leniko batted responsibly to reach 106 lifting the Bajans to 281 for 5 in their second innings and sharing in a century stand for the fifth wicket with Shamari Springer.

Boucher faced 130 balls and struck 12 boundaries in an innings that lasted 137 minutes.

Springer contributed 60 and Deswin Currency 43.

Despite fighting innings of 49 from Darel Cyrus and 48 from Christian Challery, Windward Islands were bowled out for 192 in their second inning.

Meantime, defending champions Jamaica crashed to another defeat this time at the hands of Trinidad and Tobago at the Edgar Gilbert Complex.

Jamaica, 63-4 overnight in their second innings, were skittled out for 115 with Demali Taylor scoring 32, Orande Pearson 23 and Orlando Rowe 23 not out.

Man-of-the-match Bryan Boodram was the leading wicket-taker with 5-25, while Dejourn Charles picked up 3-22 and Keron Persaud 2-13.

Set 76 for victory, Trinidad and Tobago reached 81-1 with Negus Smith and Dejourn Charles not out on 48 and 22, respectively.

Over at Warner Park, Mrinal Wadhwa single-handedly destroyed the Guyana second innings to set up victory for the Leeward Islands.

Wadhwa, voted man-of-the-match, contained the Guyana batting by snatching an impressive 7-26, leaving the Leewards to chase 123 to win.

The Leewards lost five wickets before reaching their target and with Ras Powell undefeated on 58.

The best Guyanese bowler was Ewert Samuels with 3-19.



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