Nelson stands tall as JA take lead

Georgetown, Guyana, CMC – Jamaica have taken full control over Trinidad and Tobago after the second day of their WICB Regional Under-19 Championship match at Everest Cricket Club on Tuesday

The Jamaicans extended their overnight 278 for six to 320 and then bowled out the Trinidadians for 136, to take a 184-run lead. T&T closed the day on 52 runs for three wickets – still 134 runs away from making the Jamaicans bat a second time.

On a day when 17 wickets fell, Jamaica’s victory hunt was led by skipper Donavan Nelson. The left-handed middle-order batsman made a stroke-filled 55 in the morning session off 94 balls with two fours and two massive sixes. When T&T batted in the first innings he returned with his accurate leg-spin to engineer a middle and lower-order collapse. The West Indies Under-19 player returned the best figures of four for 41 from 12 overs as the T&T batsmen never came to grips with the turning ball.

He received good assistance from Ramon Senior who held three sharp catches at slip and picked up two wickets for nine runs with his off-breaks. T&T did not help their cause with two runs outs in the first innings – opener Christian Herrera in the fourth over attempting a third run to deep point and Idrees Mohammed stranded at the bowler’s end after going for a risky second run to a stroke to deep square leg.

After being bundled out in the first innings, T&T started badly in the evening session with the Jamaican seamers doing the damage. James McDonald, the six-foot, six-inch pacer, trapped Keon Joseph in front for 12 while Marquino Mindley bowled down Herrera for six.

This left T&T on 23 for two but they got a steady partnership of 24 between Duane Cockburn (13) and Akeal Hosein (16 not out), before Cockburn was run out just before the close from a direct hit from mid-off by the athletic Mindley.

JAMAICA 1st Innings
(overnight 278 for six)
J Campbell c Hosein b Davis 55
O Walters c Hosein b Davis 12
R Senior st Katwaroo b Ali 15
C Graham c Mohammed b Davis 0
B Gayle st Katwaroo b Ali 33
T Creary c wk Katwaroo b Maraj 77
+A Thomas lbw b Davis 39
*D Nelson c Joseph b Davis 57
F Allen c Hosein b Ali 4
M Mindley lbw b Ali 0
J McDonald not out 0
Extras (b9, lb3, nb12, w1) 25
TOTAL (all out) 320
Fall of wickets: 1-73, 2-82, 3-82, 4-98, 5-141, 6-239, 7-289, 8-310, 9-318, 10-320
Bowling: Maraj 7-0-30-1, Williams 8-0-31-0, Mohammed 19-0-84-0, Davis 29.2-8-79-5, Ali 21-6-64-4, Hosein 2-0-9-0, Rajah 1-0-9-0
K. Joseph c wk Thomas b McDonald 13
C. Herrera run out 2
D Cockburn c Senior b Nelson 28
A Hosein c Nelson b Allen 18
I Rajah c Campbell b Senior 21
D Davis b Nelson 0
*+S. Katwaroo c Senior b Nelson 33
I Mohammed run out 2
R Maraj c Senior b Nelson 0
P Williams c Graham b Senior 5
J Ali not out 0
Extras (b7, lb2, w1, nb4) 14
TOTAL (all out) 136
Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-17, 3-51, 4-73, 5-73, 6-120, 7-131, 8-131, 9-134, 10-136
Bowling: Mindley 9-2-30-0, McDonald 6-1-17-1, Allen 13-5-18-1, Campbell 11-5-12-0, Nelson 12-1-41-4, Senior 4-2-9-2
K Joseph lbw b McDonald 12
C Herrera b Mindaley 6
D Cockburn run out 13
A Hosein not out 16
J Ali not out 1
Extras (b2, lb1, nb1) 4
TOTAL (3 wickets) 52
Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-23, 3-47.
Bowling: Mindley 6-3-5-1, McDonald 6-4-9-1, Allen 4-1-13-0, Campbell 5-2-10-0, Senior 3-1-3-0, Nelson 6-2-9-0.
Position: Trinidad and Tobago trail by 90 runs with seven wickets intact.
Toss: Trinidad & Tobago
Umpires: M. Morton, N. Shivshankar