Bajan U19s lose to Leewards

KINGSTON, Jamaica –– Barbados were beaten by 16 runs by the Leeward Islands in their second match of the WICB Under-19 One-Day Championship at Ewarton today.

Batting first, the Leeward Islands made 220 all out in 45.3 overs with captain Kacey Carty top-scoring with 81. Left-arm pacer Dominic Drakes, son of former West Indies fast bowler Vasbert Drakes, captured 5 for 45.

In response Barbados were dismissed for 204 in 48.4 overs with Leniko Boucher getting the top-score of 36 and Shamar Springer chipping in with 30.

Yesterday at Jamaico, Barbados narrowly defeated Trinidad & Tobago by one wicket with 4.5 overs to spare in the opening round encounter.

Chasing 160 to win in 50 overs, Barbados started poorly, losing their first three wickets for 26 runs –– Boucher (nought), Kyle Hinkson (four) and captain Akil Greenidge (11).

They then recovered through a fourth wicket partnership of 68 between opener Lee-Germon Gaskin (36) and all-rounder Nicholas Kirton (33).

After both Gaskin and Kirton were dismissed it was left to wicketkeeper/batsman Yvan Grant with 39 to lead Barbados to victory.

Earlier, Keegan Simmons top-scored with 38 for Trinidad & Tobago in their 159. Tremaine Harris had figures of four for 24, while Drakes picked up two for 37.

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