Defiant Sinclair frustrates Barbadians

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Kevin Sinclair narrowly missed out on a hundred as Guyana frustrated Barbados to draw their third round game in the Regional Under-19 Championship here Thursday.

Resuming the final day at Verchilds on 75 for two, Guyana batted for most of the day before declaring their second innings on 246 for eight, with Sinclair top-scoring with 93.

Ramnarine Chatura chipped in with 45 while Kevelon Anderson added 35. Raymond Perez made 29 on Wednesday’s second day.

Leg-spinner Shavon Brooks claimed four for 49 while left-arm spinner Camarie Boyce supported with two for 40.

Set an improbable 192 for victory, Barbados were 19 for one from 12 overs when the game was abandoned.

It was Sinclair’s innings which made the difference on the day, however. With Guyana starting the day just 10 runs ahead, Sinclair ensured there was no collapse as he produced an innings lasting 224 balls, a shade over four hours and containing four fours and a six.

Pivotally, he put on 102 for the fifth wicket with Chatura who struck four fours in an innings off 114 deliveries.

When Chatura became Brooks’s first wicket of the day, Sinclair added 22 for the sixth wicket with Adrian Sukwah (10) and 25 for the seventh with Richie Looknauth (13) to further frustrate the Barbadians.

Scores:

GUYANA 142 (Kevelon Anderson 26, Raymond Perez 23; Shavon Brooks 3-28, Camarie Boyce 3-33) and 246 or eight declared (Kevin Sinclair 93, Ramnarine Chatura 45, Kevelon Anderson 35, Raymond Perez 29; Shavin Brooks 4-49)

BARBADOS 207 (Shian Brathwaite 86, Kilano Brathwaite 57; Kevin Sinclair 5-57) and 19 for one.

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