Two bat Bim to victory

Akeil Greenidge and Nicholas Kirton both struck half-centuries as Barbados piled on the pressure on Guyana in the 2013 WICB/Tobago House of Assembly Regional Under 17 Tournament yesterday. Having been sent in, Greenidge came to the middle after the early loss of Lee Germon-Gaskin.

He belted eight fours and one six in his knock of 84, sharing in a 59 run partnership with Kyle Hinkson along the way. Greenidge’s knock lasted 106 minutes and he faced 84 balls. When he was out with the Barbados score on 150 for 4, the good start threatened to go to waste. However, Nicholas Kirton stepped up at the back end of the innings, stroking the same number of boundaries as Greenidge in his knock of 70. His strike rate was better though, scoring his runs in just 63 balls. He also ended unbeaten.

Barbados enjoyed the better of the first half of the match, finishing their 50 overs on 278 for 6. Travis Persaud (10-0-35-2) and Brandon Prasad (5-0-36-2) were Guyana’s best bowlers.

Guyana’s chase never got going as they lost wickets at regular intervals. The pressure of the scoreboard got to the batsmen as Barbados were presented with easy chances in the field. Sherfane Rutherford battled for a patient 28 while Persaud was the second highest Guyanese scorer with 25.

Barbados, led by Deswin Currency (10-2-17-3) were too good though, skittling Guyana out for just 126 in 37.5 overs, going on to record a comprehensive 152 run victory. (windiescricket)

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