Barbados end with win but winwards take crown
Defending champions Barbados ended their 2015 Regional Under-17 Tournament with a bitter-sweet victory, crushing Jamaica by ten wickets but surrendering their title following three earlier defeats.
Jamaica started the match leading the standings on 19.4 points with Trinidad and Tobago second on 19. 1 but the Trinidadians also suffered defeat at the hands of Guyana. This allowed the Windward Islands, who started the final round in third position on 18.9 points, to cop the title after crushing the Leeward Islands by 207 runs.
Playing at Shaw Park in Tobago, Barbados won the toss and inserted Jamaica who were dismissed for a paltry 93 in 29.4 overs. In response, Barbados U17s stormed to 95 without loss in 18.5 overs.
Kashwayne Beale and Ajae Gordon opened the batting for Jamaica while Barbados started their attack with medium-pacers Jarion Hoyte and Raneil Smith and the Jamaicans were immediate strife. Hoyte bowled them both to leave Jamaica at 1 for 2.
The number three Raewin Senior was run out by Shakib Kellman for 8 and then Hoyte accounted for captain Brad Barnes who was caught and bowled for 3 and the number five Dominic Samuels who also had his stumps dismantle for a laboured 23-ball 3. At this stage Jamaica were 19 for 5 and in dire straits.
Javeur Royal and wicketkeeper Rasnyni Roye then came together for a 34-run partnership which was the best of the innings. Royal struck three boundaries and a six in 28 while Roye contributed 6.
Royal’s innings came to an end when he was caught by Kellman off the bowling of left-arm spinner Joshua Bishop.
His dismissal came after Roye was run out by Shakkae Marshall.
There would be no recovery though Shalom Parnell (16) and Ian Spence (13 not out) added valuable runs to the small total.
Hoyte, who bowled beautifully at the top of the innings, finished with 4 for 17 in six overs while Bishop had 3 for 22 from nine overs.
Barbados then made the small total look even more miniscule with openers Shian Brathwaite and Kellman playing positively in pursuit of the low score. Kellman, in particular, was particularly brutal in his innings. He thrashed 60 off 50 balls with nine boundaries and two sixes while Brathwaite’s unbeaten 30 was made off 60 balls with four boundaries.
Barbados got six points for the win to take them to 13.4, while Jamaica remained on 19.4.
At Canaan, the Windward Islands made 264 for 9 in their 50 overs with Allick Athanaze making 85 off 87 balls with six boundaries and three sixes. He got good assistance from Nick Elibox who made 43.
In response the Leeward Islands were shot out for a meagre 57 with Jemuel Cabey’s 27 the only score in double figures. Shane Roberts was the best of the bowlers with 4 for 12. The win took the Windward Islands to 24.9 points while Leeward Islands finished bottom of the table on 1.2 points.
At Mount Pleasant, Guyana defeated Trinidad and Tobago by 7 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis System.
Batting first after being inserted, Guyana made 166 all out in 48.1 overs with opener Raymond Perez top-scoring with 41 and captain Rolando Alimohamed chipping in with an unbeaten 30. Trinidad captain Kirstan Kallicharan captured 5 for 18 in ten overs.
In response Trinidad and Tobago reached 133 for 7 in 42.1 overs.
Guyana’s six points took them to 18.2 while Trinidad and Tobago ended on 19.4.
Final points tally: Windward Islands, 24.9; Jamaica, 19.4; Trinidad and Tobago, 19.4; Guyana, 18.2; Barbados, 13.4; Leeward Islands, 1.2.
At Canaan: Windward Islands won by 207 runs.
WINDWARD ISLANDS 264 for nine off 50 overs (Allick Athanaze 85, Nick Elibox 43, Kimani Melius 34, Daniel Dupigny 28 not out, Emmanuel Stewart 21; Tasillo Allen 3-49, Keshawn Richardson 2-29, Zawandi Whyte 2-48). LEEWARD ISLANDS 57 off 24.1 overs (Jemuel Cabey 27; Shane Roberts 4-12, Daniel Dupigny 2-14, Tahj Tavarnier 2-14).
At Mount Pleasant: Guyana won by 7 runs (Duckworth/Lewis Method)
GUYANA 166 off 48.1 overs (Raymond Perez 41, Rolando Alimohamed 30 not out, Adrian Sukhwa 22, Ramnarine Chatura 21; Kirstan Kallicharran 10-2-18-5, Sachin Seecharan 2-24, Nathaniel McDavid 2-26). TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 133 for seven off 42.1 overs(Siba Batoosingh 29, Keagan Simmons 28, Cephas Cooper 26, Kirstan Kallicharran 25; Bhaskar Yadram 3-23, Kevin Sinclair 2-16).
At Shaw Park: Barbados won by 10 wickets.
JAMAICA 93 off 29.4 overs (Javeur Royal 28; Jarion Hoyte 4-17, Joshua Bishop 3-22). BARBADOS 95 without loss off 18.5 overs (Shakib Kellman 60 not out, Shian Brathwaite 31 not out).