Barbados in control

Barbados held the upper hand at the close of play on the first day of their opening match of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Under-15 Tournament against Jamaica in St Kitts today.

Barbados dismissed the defending champions for a paltry 94 and then racked up 176 for five in their 40 overs.

Barbados benefited from a splendid opening century partnership between Daniel Chesham and Lenico Boucher. Chesham top-scored with a classy 63 while captain Boucher supported well with a workmanlike 53. Simon Lee was the pick of the Jamaican bowlers with 3-34.

Batting a second time, Jamaica’s batting was again found wanting and at the close of play they were struggling on 89 for six, a lead of seven runs.

Shakeel Turney started the slide for the Jamaican lads with the first two wickets and, at the close, had figures of 4 for 23.

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