Jamaica take U19 three-day title

Carlos Maynard top-scored with 30 in Barbados’ second innings against Jamaica.(FP).
Carlos Maynard top-scored with 30 in Barbados’ second innings against Jamaica.(FP).

BASSETERRE — Jamaica captured the 2013 WICB Under-19 three-day title after defeating last year’s champions Barbados by seven wickets on the third and final day of the fifth and last round of the tournament at Molineaux today.

Jamaica finished with 47.9 points, followed by Trinidad & Tobago on 33.4, Guyana 30.7, Windward Islands 27.0, Barbados with 26.5 and Leeward Islands 17.6.

Barbados made 99 in their first innings to which Jamaica responded with 188. Barbados again batted poorly in the second innings to finish on 131 all out leaving Jamaica with a victory target of a mere 43 runs. In Barbados’ second innings Carlos Maynard top-scored with 30 while Lee-Germon Gaskin made 20. The principal wrecker for Jamaica was Ramaal Lewis who captured 4 for 40. Christopher Powell also added to Barbados’ woes with figures of 3 for 19.

Nicholas Walters with an unbeaten 33 then led Jamaica to victory and this year’s title.

Summarised scores:

Barbados 99 all out (43.3 overs) (Jonathan Drakes 27, Dario Boyce-Malcolm 18, Jofra Archer 16, Jameel Stuart 10; Thavi Spencer 4-19, Ramaal Lewis 2-27) and 131 all out (79.2 overs) (Carlos Maynard 30, Lee-Germon Gaskin 20; Ramaal Lewis 4-40, Christopher Powell 3-19).

Jamaica 188 all out (86.5 overs) (Leroy Lug 47, Nicholas Walters 23, Brandon King 23, Christopher Powell 23, Thavi Spencer 21; Neil Persaud 3-33, Chad Williams 3-53, Shamar Springer 2-34) and 43-3 (13.2 overs) (Nicholas Walters 33 not out). (BCA/WG)

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