T&T on top, Windwards fight back
Basseterre, St Kitts - The second day of the fourth round of matches in the Regional Under 19 tournament was completed today across three venues in St Kitts.
Here are the details:
AT CONAREE - Guyana v Jamaica
Christopher Powell engineered an early set of strikes to throw Guyana on the back foot early on Day 2 and give Jamaica a fighting chance in the Round 4 match. Guyana started the day in a solid position of 60/1 with Tagenarine Chanderpaul on 4 and Shimron Hetmyer unbeaten on 44.
Chanderpaul failed to add to his overnight total while Hetmyer got to 55 and got out. Pereira only managed four runs as Powell’s overnight figures of 1-16 quickly changed to 4-29. It wouldn’t be long before he got his five-for, taking the wicket of of Homraj for 33 as Guyana slipped to 149/5.
However, Yadram fought valiantly for the Guyanese, taking his team to Lunch on 166/5, trailing Jamaica’s first innings score by 52 runs. After the break, he found a good partner in Ricardo Adams and both batsmen set about achieving first innings points. Guyana reached 271 all out, gaining a lead of 53 runs.
Yadram top scored with 67 while Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai chipped in with 21. Powell was Jamaica’s best bowler, finishing with 6-45 while Ramaal Lewis had 2-71.
Jamaica were in all sorts of trouble early in their second innings, being reduced to 49/3 and still trailing Guyana’s score by four runs. However, Brandon King and Fabian Allen fought back for the Jamaicans, taking the score past 100.
AT EGSC MOLINEAUX - Barbados v Windward Islands
He may be struggling with the bat but Gidron Pope came to life with the ball to leave Barbados in trouble on Day 2. The Windward Islands started Day 2 on 182/7, though like at Warner Park, there was a delayed start.
Once started though, the Windwards began the day solidly with Roland Cato continuing on from his overnight score of 17. His partner Larry Edward also provided good resistance against the Bajan bowling attack as the pair added in excess of 40 runs in the morning period.
Barbados dismissed the Windwards just before Lunch for 245, with Cato making 35. Williams was the pick of the Baja bowlers with 3-56 while Jameel Stuart, Joshua Drakes and Persaud all took two wickets each. Barbados got off to a shaky start in their first innings being reduced to 45/2 early on.
Boyce and Jones though put together a nice little partnership to take the Bajans to Tea on 91/2, putting on 62 runs for the third wicket at the end of the second session. In the final session though, Pope and Jordan would spark to life, forcing a Barbados collapse to 145/6.
The Bajans would end Day 2 on 155/7, trailing the Windwards by 90 runs. Pope finished the day with 3-24 while Jordan had 2-29.
AT WARNER PARK - Leeward Islands v T&T
Camilo Carimbocas and Bryan Christmas put on an unbroken 95 run stand to usher Trinidad and Tobago to a huge first innings lead against the Leeward Islands. Carimbocas struck 70 while his partner hit 48 as the fourth wicket pair took T&T to 318/3 declared on Day 2.
T&T responded to the Leeward Islands’ first innings score 109 with a lead of 209 runs. There was a delayed start to the day after overnight rain had left the outfield at Warner Park too wet to start on time.
When play did get going at 10:40am though, the overnight pair of Jeremy Solozano and Andy Gobin took the score to 80/1 before Solozano was caught at silly mid-on for 32. T&T had gone to Lunch on 112/3, gaining first innings points before the break.
After Lunch, the Trinis looked to pile on quick runs and Gobin led the charge. Gobin hit 105 from 202 balls in his 292 minute stay at the crease. He hit a mighty fourteen fours and one six before holing out to deep mid-wicket.
T&T were 223/3 then and only looking to bat once. Carimbocas and Christmas provided T&T with the aggression and quick runs they needed, going to Tea on 245/3. Carimbocas went past 50 early in the last session as T&T declared late in the day on 318/3.
With sixteen overs left in the day’s play, Ross Powell (8) and Keacy Carty (4) saw the Leewards to safety at 16/0, still trailing T&T by 153 runs.