match report
Captain leads West Indies Academy ‘young guns’ to superb Series win

Captain leads West Indies Academy ‘young guns’ to superb Series win

Academy Series

West Indies Academy vs Emerging Ireland

1st List A (50 overs)

Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium

Toss: West Indies Academy won and bowled

Result: West Indies Academy won by 6 wickets

Player of the Match: Nyeem Young

Player of the Series: Joshua Bishop

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A superb match-wining knock by skipper Nyeem Young piloted West Indies Academy to victory on Tuesday. Young smashed eight fours and three sixes in the top score of 75 not out off 67 balls, and opener Matthew Nandu gathered only four boundaries in an unbeaten 63 off 107 balls, as the home team successfully chased a target of to clinch the three-match series 2-1.

Young dominated an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 115 with the left-handed Nandu after left-arm spinner Matthew Humphreys grabbed 2-52 from 9.3 overs, and the chase ran into a bit of a wobble on 64-4 in the 20th over.

Young formalised the result with 57 balls remaining when he lofted Humphreys over long-on for six and gave his side their second successive win after Emerging Ireland won the first match by 26 runs on Friday at the same venue, and CWI Academy won the second match by seven wickets on Sunday at the Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG).

Earlier, destructive spin bowling from the trio of Ashmead Nedd, Joshua Bishop, and Kevin Wickham sent Emerging Ireland crashed to 175 all out in 43.4 overs after they were put in to bat. Nedd ended with 3-28 from nine overs, Bishop opened the bowling and took 3-32 from his allotted 10 overs, and Wickham grabbed 3-42 from 8.4 overs.

The two sides will now a pair of four-day, first-class matches, starting on Saturday 25 November 25 at CCG.

West Indies Academy squad: Nyeem Young (captain), Kadeem Alleyne, Ackeem Auguste, Joshua Bishop, Teddy Bishop, Carlon Bowen-Tuckett, McKenny Clarke, Jordan Johnson, Leonardo Julien, Johann Layne, Matthew Nandu, Ashmead Need, Kelvin Pitman, Junior Sinclair, Kevin Wickham, Isai Thorne


Coaching staff:

Rayon Griffith (Head Coach)

Jamal Smith (Assistant Coach)

Emerging Ireland Men’s squad: Stephen Doheny (captain), Cade Carmichael, Murray Commins, Matthew Foster, Mike Frost, Fionn Hand, Gavin Hoey, Matthew Humphreys, Scott Macbeth, Tom Mayes, Liam McCarthy, Adam Rosslee, Tim Tector, Morgan Topping

Coaching staff:

Heinrich Malan (Head Coach)

Boyd Rankin (Assistant Coach)


17 November: 1st 50-Over match at SVRS

19 November: 2nd 50-Over match at CCG

21 November: 3rd 50-Over match at SVRS

25-28 November: 1st four-day match at CCG

2-5 December: 2nd four-day match at CCG

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