Jamaica take Under-15 title
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, CMC – Jamaica survived a late stumble to beat Barbados by four wickets on Friday and capture the West Indies Cricket Board’s Under-15 Championship.
Chasing a meagre 77 for victory at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica reached 78 for six to finish on 40.1 points.
Trinidad and Tobago finished second with 34.6 points after whipping Leeward Islands by six wickets, while Guyana were third after drawing with Windward Islands.
Resuming the day on 57 for six in their second innings, Barbados were bowled out for 79 with Christopher Tufton (3-10) and Ramaal Lewis (3-22) taking three wickets apiece. Jamaica then stumbled and stuttered before reaching 78 for six, with Odain McCatty scoring 19 and Malcolm Whyte striking an unbeaten 17 to see his side home. Spinner Chad Williams snatched four for 22 to inject panic into the Jamaica camp. He finished the match with 12 for 40.
At Honeymoon Park, Trinidad and Tobago used another strong batting performance to romp to victory and take full honours from the encounter. Their bowlers limited the Leewards to 134 all out after the visitors resumed the day on 120 for seven, with Shane Smith (3-28) Jesse Bootan (3-15) finishing with the best figures. Shawn Tuitt was left stranded nine short of a century on 91. Brian Christmas then stroked 44 and Jeremy Solozano, 36, as the home team eased to their victory target of 126 for four.
At the National Cricket Centre, the Windwards frustrated Guyana’s victory charge, to force a draw. Set 267 for victory, the Windwards finished on 199 for eight thanks to 56 from Chad Phillip and 45 from Gidron Pope. Guyana’s bowling was led by the consistent Steven Sankar with four for 66.
Earlier, Tagnarine Chanderpaul, son of West Indies batting star Shiv Chanderpaul, struck his second half-century of the match with 58. There was also good batting by Kemo Paul got 50, as Guyana pushed their overnight 91 for two to 254 for seven off 60 overs.
At Honeymoon Park: Trinidad and Tobago beat Leeward Islans by six wickets
Leewards 147 for seven (Avier Christian 41, Shakeel Martina 34; Shane Smith 2-29, Justin Joseph 2-30) and 134 all out (Shawn Tuitt 91 not out; Jesse Bootan 3-15, Shane Smith 3-28, Camillo Carimbocus 2-3) Trinidad and Tobago 156 for four (Jeremy Solozano 58 not out, Kerron Kanhai 27, Justin Joseph 25 not out, Brian Christmas 20; Daniel Dorum 3-45) and 126 for four (Brian Christmas 44, Jeremy Solozano 36; Daniel Dorum 3-28).
At National Cricket Centre: Match drawn.
Guyana 159 for two (Shimron Hetmyer 62, Tagnarine Chanderpaul 51 not out) and 254 for seven (Tagnarine Chanderpaul 58, Kemo Paul 50; Deron Hypolite 4-88) Windward Islands 147 for eight (Roland Cato 46, Chad Phillip 41; Steven Sankar 3-49) and 199 for eight (Chad Phillip 56, Gidron Pope 45; Steven Sankar 4-66)
At Omera: Jamaica beat Barbados by four wickets.
Barbados 84 all out (Joshua Drakes 26; Hakeem Wright 5-21, Ramaal Lewis 3-23) and 79 all out (Matthew Jones 26; Christopher Tufton 3-10, Ramaal Lewis 3-22, Hakeem Wright 2-11) Jamaica 86 all out (Odain McCatty 28, Nicholas Walters 22, Carl Reid 21; Chad Williams 8-18) and 78 for six (Chad Williams 4-22, Matthew Jones 2-29)