Carty century revives Leeward Islands

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, July 30, CMC-A defiant century from Kacey Carty pumped fresh life into an ailing innings as Leeward Islands reclaimed the initiative against Barbados on the first day of their West Indies Under-19 third round match here on Wednesday.

Leewards had lost early wickets and were struggling on 54 for two before Carty defied the Bajans bowlers despite little support as well later in the innings from the other batsmen.

Carty, who came in at number three, almost singledhandely rekindled the leewards innings with a determined knock of 114, propelling them to 240 for the loss of six wickets at Enmore.

His heroics with the bat were the highlight of the day after Leewards lost their openers cheaply and with other batsmen failing to even get decent starts except for Asham Hodge who was run out for 40.

The only other batsmen to post double figures were Jaeel Clarke who was unbeaten on 27  and Ross Powell who scored 19.

Carty took the fight to the Bajan bowlers, smashing 11 fours, facing 217 balls in a responsible knock that lasted for 270 minutes.

He eventually departed as one of the victims of the main destroyer captain Joshua Drakes who has so far taken three wickets for 66.

LEEWARDS UNDER-19s 1st Innings

R. Powell c Toppin b Williams 19

S. Williams c Toppin b Shorey 3

K. Carty c Toppin b Drakes 114

A. Hodge run out 48

S. Martina b Drakes 0

+M. Hingorani not out 7

*J. Louis c Shorey b Drakes 4

J. Clarke not out 27

Extras (b9, lb2, w2, nb5) 18

TOTAL (6 wkts, 90 overs) 240

A. Joseph, M. Wadwha, T. Bussue to bat

Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-54, 187, 4-188, 5-201, 6-210

Bowling: #Shorey 9-3-28-1, #Springer 9-2-39-0, Williams 28-9-48-1, Persaud 16-3-37-0, Jones 6-1-11-0, Drakes 22-2-66-3

BARBADOS: L. Gaskin, N. Kirton, A. Greenidge, *J. Drakes, J. Toppin, +L. Boucher, S. Springer, M. Jones, C. Williams, T. Shorey, N. Persaud

Toss: Barbados Under-19s

Points-to-date: Leewards Under-19s 3, Barbados Under-19s 1

Umpires: C. Alfred, I. Moakan

Match referee: C. Stuart

Reserve umpire: M. Ramphal

Match notes: Leewards were 209-5 after 75 overs in their first innings

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:54