Rain forces a no result between Barbados and Jamaica

WATERFORD, Barbados (CMC) – Jamaica, despite posting a challenging total due to an attacking hundred from Horace Miller, had to settle for a share of the spoils against Barbados in their rain-ruined TCL West Indies Under-19 limited-overs match on Wednesday.

Miller smashed 12 fours and a six in an attacking knock of 101 from only 86 balls, as defending champions Jamaica raced to 196 for five in 34 overs before their innings was curtailed by rain in the second round match at the Combermere School.

Set a revised target of 200 off 30 overs under the Duckworth/Lewis method, Barbados were 61 for three in 10.2 overs when rain, which had interrupted play three times before, finally ended play an hour earlier than scheduled.

The no-result pushed Barbados to six points, while Jamaica gained two points and would need to defeat the Windward Islands in their final match on Friday to secure a place in the Final.

Sent in to bat, Jamaica got off to a rollicking start and had raced to 119 for three in 16 overs when the second shower stopped play.

Miller benefited from a chance on 41, when he was dropped by Rashidi Boucher at slip off leg-spinner Dario Vaughan, and went on to flay the bowling to all parts of the field. 

He posted his 50 off 38 balls with five fours and a six and after play resumed following an early lunch interval, he went on to share a fourth-wicket stand of 62 runs in only 5.4 overs with captain Andre Creary, who made 41 not out.

Barbados, hunting quick runs, opened their innings with captain Kyle Corbin and Boucher instead of the 15-year-old Kraigg Brathwaite, but neither got going ,and it was left to all-rounder Roston Chase, who ended on 24 not out to keep the scoreboard ticking before rain had the final say.