• Louisy takes six, Gangoo strikes for T&T on Day 1

    BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Spinner Lee Louisy’s six-wicket haul hurt Leeward Islands but Windward Islands also suffered a batting collapse, to leave the third round Regional Under-19 encounter in the balance after day one here Tuesday.

    Opting to bat first at St Paul’s, the Leewards got up to 180 with Uri Smith stroking a top score of 58, Demari Benta getting 38 and Jamie Cornelius, 28.

    They were coasting at 118 for three before suffering a collapse which saw seven wickets tumble for 62 runs.

    At the heart of the decline as Louisy who snatched six for 64 to destroy the innings while Sealron Williams finished with three for 26.

    In reply, the Windwards slid to 27 for three as seamer Kian Pemberton produced a telling burst to finish with two for 31, before recovering to end the day on 77 for five.

    Dillon Douglas, who top-scored with 21 from 22 deliveries with two fours and a six, added 25 for the fourth wicket with captain Johnnel Eugene (6) to prop up the innings.

    However, Windwards suffered a double blow when both fell in successive overs to leave the innings rocking on 54 for five.

    Tahj Tavenier, unbeaten on 17, has so far anchored a 23 run unbroken sixth wicket partnership with Jahseon Alexander (4), to keep the innings afloat.

    Scores:

    LEEWARDS 180 (Uri Smith 58, Demari Benta 38, Jamie Cornelius 28; Lee Louisy 6-64, Sealron Williams 3-26)

    WINDWARDS 77 for five (Dillon Douglas 21; Kian Pemberton 2-31)


    BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Saiba Batoosingh’s half-century and Justyn Gango’s three-wicket haul were enough to hand Trinidad and Tobago the advantage on the opening day of their third round Regional Under-19 Championship contest against Jamaica here Tuesday.

    Opting to bat first at Molineaux, T&T were dismissed for 153 with Batoosingh top-scoring with an attractive 76. However, he was the only one to pass 20 and just one of three to reach double figures.

    He arrived with the innings slumping at eight for three in the sixth over and put on 31 for the fourth wicket with Christian Thurton (18) and 45 for the fifth wicket with Joshua James (18).

    All told, Batoosingh struck seven fours and two sixes in an innings requiring 120 balls and a shade over 2-1/4 hours, before being last out.

    Seamer Kishawn Graham claimed four for 41 while Andre McCarty (2-11) and Shalome Parnell (2-40) backed up with two wickets apiece.

    In reply, Jamaica ended the day tottering on 106 for seven, 47 runs adrift of their target.

    They found themselves in a deep hole at 49 for six as left-arm spinner Gangoo ripped through the innings with three for 28 but Shalome Parnell (29) and Raewin Senior (26) came to their side’s rescue in a 53-run seventh wicket stand.

    Parnell faced 43 balls and struck three fours while Senior has so far faced 68 deliveries in 1-1/2 hours at the crease and counted three boundaries.

    Scores:

    TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 153 (Saiba Batoosingh 76; Kishawn Graham 4-41)

    JAMAICA 106 for seven (Shalome Parnell 29, Raewin Senior 26; Justyn Gangoo 3-28)


    BASSETERRE, St Kitts – West Indies Under-19 batsman Shian Brathwaite struck an aggressive half-century to put Barbados on the verge of first innings lead over Guyana on the opening day of their third round Regional Under-19 Championship match here Tuesday.

    The 17-year-old, who featured in the Regional Super50 earlier this year, smashed 86 from just 76 deliveries as Barbados ended the day on 140 for five, just two runs adrift of Guyana’s first innings total.

    Kilano Brathwaite was unbeaten on 24 while off-spinner Kevin Sinclair picked up two for 19.

    Sent in earlier in the contest at Verchilds, Guyana were undermined for 140 by leg-spinner Shavon Brooks (3-28) and left-arm spinner Camarie Boyce (3-33) who grabbed three wickets apiece.

    Off-spinner Dante Niles (2-25) and fast bowler Jarion Hoyte (2-30) supported with two wickes each.

    Kevelon Anderson made 26 and opener Raymond Perez, 23, but no other batsman passed 20. Guyana were 59 for one at one stage but lost their last nine wickets for 81 runs.

    Brathwaite then stunned the Guyanese bowlers with a brutal assault, clobbering 11 fours and four sixes.

    He put on 32 for the first wicket with Nico Reifer (8), 24 for the second wicket with Marc Cyrus (6) before adding 55 for the fourth wicket with Kilano who has so far struck three fours in a 55-ball knock.

    Scores:

    GUYANA 142 (Kevelon Anderson 26, Raymond Perez 23; Shavon Brooks 3-28, Camarie Boyce 3-33)

    BARBADOS 140 for five (Shian Brathwaite 86; Kevin Sinclair 2-19)

  • Barbados win third straight but T&T slump again

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Hosts Barbados remained unbeaten but reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago slumped to their second loss in three outings, in the third round of the Regional Under-15 Championship here Monday.

    Playing at the Windward Cricket Club in the southern parish of St Phillip, Barbados trounced Jamaica by 89 runs behind a marvellous unbeaten hundred from the enterprising Jacob Bethell and a six-wicket haul from new-ball bowler Romario Brathwaite.

    Leeward Islands followed in similar vein when they beat the Trinidadians by 15 runs at KMV Oval in the rural northern parish of St Andrew and Windward Islands were also in winner’s row when they got the better of Guyana by 14 runs in a contest at Weymouth A in the capital.

    However, it was the left-handed Bethell who took centre stage when he punched the first hundred of the campaign.

    He batted through the innings to end on exactly 100 not out as Barbados, opting for first knock, tallied 222 for eight off their 50 overs.

    Bethell put on 113 for the first wicket with Giovante DePeiza who made 44 and a further 53 for the third wicket with Thierry Walcott who scored 25.

    All told, Bethell faced 137 deliveries and struck seven fours.

    Brandon English led Jamaica with three for 26 while Rajiv Redhi picked up two for 28.

    Medium pacer Brathwaite then wrecked Jamaica’s innings with a spell of six for 20, sending them tumbling for 133 all out off 39.5 overs.

    The Jamaicans were tottering on 22 for three in the sixth over and never recovered despite knocks of 27 from Shemar Phillips and 20 from Noris Tenn.

    The best stand of the innings was 31 for the seventh wicket between Tenn and Redhi who made 17.

    T&T, meanwhile, failed to defend 169 and were soundly beaten to follow up their opening round defeat to Jamaica.

    Opting to bat first, they were limited to 168 for eight off their 50 overs with Darren Samlal top-scoring with 44 not out, Kyle Roopchand chipping in with 22 and Tariq Mohammed getting 21.

    T&T appeared in good shape at 95 for two and then 150 for five but lost wickets in clustered to deteriorate badly.

    Mohammed and Sachin Emrit (12) put on 46 for the third wicket and when three wickets fell with the score on 95 in the space of 10 balls, Samlal and Chadeon Raymond (17) stitched up the innings in a 55-run, sixth wicket partnership.

    In their turn at the crease, the Lewwards cruised to their target in the 43rd over with Carlton Tuckett getting 40, T’Jhari Clarke, 27, and Anderson Amurdan, 25.

    They lost Rasheed Henry cheaply for two in the third over with five runs on the board but Tuckett and Amurdan put the innings back on course with a 64-run, second wicket partnership.

    Tuckett, in particular, was aggressive, striking seven fours in his breezy 37-ball knock.

    In the other game, Teddy Bishop hit 51 as the Windwards rallied to 162 all out in the final over, after choosing to bat first.

    Medium pacer Sheldon Charles claimed for four 28 while left-arm spinner Hemraj Harrilall picked up two for 25.

    In reply, Guyana were restricted to 148 off 48.3 overs as Udell Preville (3-23) and Ackeem Auguste (3-32) ran through the innings with three wickets apiece.

    Marvan Prashad struck 40 and Charles, 39, in a 38-run stand that pushed Guyana up to 96 for three in the 33rd over but once the partnership was broken, the last seven wickets perished for 52 runs.


    At KMV Oval: Leewards won by 15 runs.

    TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 168 for eight off 50 overs (Darren Samlal 44, Kyle Roopchand 22, Tariq Mohammed 21; Jaylen Francis 2-16)

    LEEWARD ISLANDS 169 for six off 42.3 overs (Carlton Tuckett 40, T’Jhari Clarke 27, Anderson Amurdan 25; Andrew Rambarran 2-19)


    At Weymouth A: Windwards won by 14 runs.

    WINDWARD ISLANDS 162 off 49.2 overs (Teddy Bishop 51, O-Jay Matthews 21; Sheldon Charles 4-28, Hemray Harrilall 2-25)

    GUYANA 148 off 48.3 overs (Marvan Prashad 40, Sheldon Charles 39; Udell Preville 3-23, Ackeem Auguste 3-32)


    At Windward Cricket Club: Barbados won by 89 runs.

    BARBADOS 222 for eight off 50 overs (Jacon Bethell 100 not out, Giovante DePeiza 44, Thierry Walcott 25; Brandon English 3-26, Rajiv Redhi 2-28)

    JAMAICA 133 off 39.5 overs (Shemar Phillips 27; Romario Brathwaite 6-20)

  • Windies Under-15 Invitational XI squad to tour of England

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies announced today a 14-member Windies Under-15 Invitational XI for a tour of England from August 8 to 21.

    Team Management Unit

    Robert Samuels (Team Director)

    Corey Collymore (Assistant Coach)

    Rohan Nurse (Assistant Coach)

    Beverly Nelson (Physiotherapist)

    NOTES

    The team was chosen from the performances of players that participated in last year’s Regional Under-15 Tournament. Two members of the squad – Tariq Mohammed and Rajiv Redhi – are playing in this year’s RU15, currently taking place in Barbados.

    Commenting on the squad, Chairman of the Selection Panel, Courtney Browne said: “It has been widely recognised that our talent pool is limited in the Caribbean, so CWI has taken steps to give opportunities to our young players and encourage them to remain in the game.

    “A trip like this is designed to get players ready for what is to come on the international pathway, as they make the steps up through the youth levels and onto the senior stage, so we are eagerly looking forward to seeing how much they have progressed.”

    The Windies Under-15 Invitational XI will play six 50 overs-a-side matches against age group opponents from around the United Kingdom, plus a warm-up 35 overs-a-side match.

    SCHEDULE OF MATCHES

    August

    Wed 9          Sunbury Academy vs Windies U15s (35 overs-a-side) – Sunbury Cricket Club

    Sun 13            Hertfordshire EPP vs Windies U15s – To be decided

    Mon 14          Hampshire EPP vs Windies U15s – Totton & Eling Cricket Club

    Tue 15            South West England vs Windies U15s – Banbury Cricket Club

    Thu 17            Ireland U15s vs Windies U15s – Merchant Taylor’s School

    Fri 18              Barmy Army Colts vs Windies U15s – Stanmore Cricket Club

    Sun 20            London & East Region vs Windies U15s – Merchant Taylor’s School

  • Andre Coley to become Windwards Franchise coach

    St John’s, ANTIGUA – The Windward Islands Volcanoes, one of six professional franchises in the Cricket West Indies set-up, has a new head coach. He is Andre Coley.

    Coley officially takes up his new post tomorrow, August 1. In seven years, Coley was an assistant coach with the Windies Men’s Squad up to July 2017, a post he has been in since January 2014. He was also a member of the inaugural management team at the High Performance Centre Programme, based in Barbados, 2010 – 2013. During that time, Coley also held positions with the Windies Women as Assistant Coach and Team Director.

    Coley coached the Jamaica Under 15 and Under 19 squads, 2006 – 2009; then was Head Coach of the Windies Under 19 squad to the ICC Youth World Cup in 2010. He was also a member of the coaching staff of the St Kitts Patriots for the 2015 and 2016 Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

    CEO of the Windwards Cricket Inc, Gregory Shillingford in welcoming Andre to the position, noted, “we are delighted to have Andre lead the Cricket Operations of the Franchise. He brings a lot of technical experience and we look forward to him turning around the fortunes of our cricket here in the Windward Islands.”

    Cricket West Indies’ Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, “wishes Coley all the best in his new endeavours. We are happy to see the growth of our technical talent in and around the region.”

    Andre played seven first class and 10 List A matches as a wicket keeper/batsman for Jamaica between 1998 and 1999, and as a youth, represented the West Indies Under-19 Team between 1993-1995 and Jamaica at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysia. Following his short First-Class career, Andre was invited to get involved in coaching and since then has accredited himself as a WICB Level 2 and Cricket Australia Level 3 Coach.

  • Yadram at the fore again as Young Windies take series

    HARARE, Zimbabwe, CMC – Impressive half-centuries from Keagan Simmons, Emmanuel Stewart and Man-of-the-Match Bhaskar Yadram underlined a strong West Indies Under-19s batting display as they beat Zimbabwe Under-19s by 70 runs to seal a 2-1 series win here Saturday.

    Sent in, the Caribbean side marched to a competitive 257 for four off their 50 overs at the Harare Sports Club with opener Simmons top-scoring with 89, captain Stewart getting 76 and Yadram, the other opener, chipping in with 65.

    In reply, Zimbabwe U19s slumped to 52 for four in the 13th over thanks to an early burst from speedster Darren Nedd and never really recovered, eventually dismissed for 187 in the 43rd over.

    Captain Liam Roche carved out 65 but was the only batsman to show any enterprise as no other batsman passed 20.

    Nedd, who grabbed two wickets in his opening spell, finished with four for 33 overall while Yadram collected a brace of wickets with his off-spin.

    In an opening five-over spell which cost 22 runs, right-armer Nedd trapped Gregory Dollar lbw for 15 in the third over and Ryan Murray for three in the seventh over, to leave the Zimbabweans rocking at 28 for two.

    Yadram then accounted for 16-year-old Milton Shumba (12) and Alistair Frost (11) as the innings lurched further into decline.

    Roche arrived to provide some stability, striking four boundaries in an 81-ball knock as he revived the innings in a 48-run, fifth wicket with 15-year-old Dion Myers who made 11.

    The right-handed Roche also added two successive 30-run stands for the sixth and seventh wickets with Taun Harrison (12) and Wesley Madhevere (11) before perishing at 168 for eight in the 40th over.

    Earlier, the Caribbean side flourished courtesy an enterprising opening stand between Simmons and Yadram who put on 113.

    Simmons faced 130 balls and struck six fours while Yadram, also voted Man-of-the-Series for the second successive tour, counted eight fours in his breezy 75-ball innings.

    When Yadram departed in the 25th over, Simmons added a further 111 with Stewart who faced a mere 79 balls and hit six boundaries.

    Seventeen-year-old seamer Jonathan Connolly was the best bowler with two for 33.


    Scores:

    WEST INDIES U19s 257 for four off 50 overs (Keagan Simmons 89, Emmanuel Stewart 76, Bhaskar Yadram 65; Jonathan Connolly 2-33)

    ZIMBABWE U19s 187 off 42.5 overs (Liam Roche 65; Darren Nedd 4-33, Bhaskar Yadram 2-20)


    WINDIES U19s

    B Yadram c Mazhawidza b Harrison 65

    K Simmons c & b Shumba 89

    *+E Stewart not out 76

    M Patrick c wkp Murray b Connolly 3

    J Bishop c Roche b Connolly 0

    A Athanaze not out 15

    Extras (w2, nb4, lb3) 9

    TOTAL (4 wkts, 50 overs) 257

    Did not bat: C Cooper, D Nedd, T Alleyne, N Young, M Louis

    Fall of wickets: 1-113, 2-224, 3-234, 4-234.

    Bowling: Jakachira 4-0-22-0, Mazhawidza 9-0-68-0, Connolly 8-1-33-2, Roche 9-1-35-0, Madhevere 10-2-42-0, Shumba 5-0-29-1, Harrison 5-0-25-1.

    ZIMBABWE U19s

    M Shumba c Cooper b Yadram 12

    G Dollar lbw b Nedd 15

    +R Murray b Nedd 3

    A Frost c wkp Stewart b Yadram 11

    D Myers run out 11

    *L Roche b Nedd 65

    T Harrison run out 12

    W Madhevere run out 11

    D Mazhawidza c Bishop b Nedd 5

    J Connolly not out 14

    T Jakachira run out 0

    Extras (w23, nb5) 28

    TOTAL (all out, 42.5 overs) 187

    Fall of wickets: 1-20, 2-28, 3-45, 4-52, 5-100, 6-130, 7-160, 8-168, 9-184, 10-187.

    Bowling: Nedd 7-0-33-4, Alleyne 7-0-38-0, Young 5-0-24-0, Yadram 6-1-20-2, Louis 10-0-37-0, Bishop 7.5-0-35-0.

    Result: Windies U19s won by 70 runs.

    Series: Windies U19s won series 2-1.

    Man-of-the-Match: Bhaskar Yadram.

    Man-of-the-Series: Bhaskar Yadram.

    Toss: Zimbabwe U19s.

    Umpires: J Matibiri, C Phiri.

  • Barbados whip Leewards in two days to revive campaign

    BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Barbados exacted the frustration of their opening round loss on Leeward Islands here Saturday, beating them by seven wickets inside two days to revive their Regional Under-19 Championship campaign.

    Starting the day at Molineaux on 91 for two in their first innings, still 39 runs behind the Leewards’ 130, Barbados were dismissed for 183 to take a slim lead of 53 runs.

    However, they quickly bundled out the Leewards for a paltry 65 in their second innings

    before knocking off the 13 runs required for victory to take the points from the second round encounter.

    The victory atoned for the heart-breaking loss in the first round earlier in the week when they were beaten by Jamaica in a close encounter.

    They suffered an early disappointment when Marc Cyrus failed to add to his overnight 39 but Kilano Brathwaite struck 27 and Shem Watson, 26, in a 44-run fifth wicket stand to ensure Barbados eked out a crucial lead.

    Jerome Thomas ended with four for 24 while Kian Pemberton claimed two for 28.

    In their second turn at the crease, the Leewards suffered a terrible collapse as off-spinner Dane Niles ripped through the innings with five for 16 while left-arm spinner Camarie Boyce supported with two for 12 to complete a 10-wicket match haul.

    Only Dimitri Adams with 20 showed any resistance as only one other batsman – Zawandi White with 18 – reached double figures, the entire innings lasting just under two hours.

    Some of the shine was taken off Barbados’ win, however, as they lost three wickets in reaching their target as Pemberton snapped up two cheap wickets.


    Scores:

    LEEWARD ISLANDS 130 (Kadeem Henry 28, Uri Smith 28, Jamie Cornelius 25; Camarie Boyce 8-28) and 65 (Dimitri Adams 20; Dante Niles 5-16, Camarie Boyce 2-12)

    BARBADOS 183 (Marc Cyrus 39, Shem Watson 26, Kadeem Alleyne 23; Jerome Thomas 4-24, Kian Pemberton 2-28) and 14 for three.

  • T&T tottering after Guyana batters apply pressure

    BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Christian Thurton was holding Trinidad and Tobago together after they lost cheap wickets to find themselves under pressure on the second day of their second round clash in the Regional Under-19 Championship against Guyana here Saturday.

    Replying to Guyana’s first innings of 257, the Trinidadians were languishing on 67 for four at the close – still 190 run adrift of their target at St Paul’s.

    Thurton was unbeaten on a stubborn 33, having faced 96 deliveries and batted just under 1-3/4 hours to lead his side’s fightback.

    With T&T reeling at nine for two, he put on 25 for the third wicket with Sachin Seecharan (17) before adding 35 for the fourth wicket with Saiba Batoosingh who was run out for 10.

    Earlier, Guyana had converted their overnight 179 for five into a competitive total with Ramnarine Chatura top-scoring with 67 and Adrian Sukwah getting 46.

    Ashmead Nedd chipped in with 28 down the order along with Richie Looknauth who got 21.

    Chatura, unbeaten on 46 overnight, struck four fours and three sixes in an innings lasting 209 deliveries and a shade over four hours.

    Sukwah, meanwhile, added just two to his overnight score but Chatura added 34 for the seventh wicket with Looknauth before Nedd joined with Looknauth to put on a further 29 for the eighth wicket, and rally the innings.

    Off-spinner Avinash Mahabirsingh finished with three for 52 while Joshua James (2-23) and Jean-Phillipe Barrie (2-36) collected two wickets apiece.


    Scores:

    GUYANA 257 (Ramnarine Chatura 67, Adrian Sukwah 46, Ronaldo Ali Mohammed 34, Ashmead Nedd 28; Avinash Mahabirsingh 3-52, Joshua James 2-23)

    TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 67 for four (Christian Thurton 33 not out)

  • Barnes hundred drives strong Jamaica reply

    BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Captain Brad Barnes slammed an attractive hundred as Jamaica made a spirited response to Windward Islands on the second day of their second round contest here Saturday.

    Replying to a challenging first innings total of 338 made by the Windwards, Jamaica ended on 304 for eight – only 34 runs short of the lead in the Regional Under-19 clash at Verchilds.

    The innings was driven by Barnes’ fluent 106 while opener Darren Small missed out on triple figures with 87. Shalome Parnell got 24.

    Needing a strong batting display to overhaul their target, the Jamaicans found impetus through Barnes and Small both of whom anchored a number of partnerships to keep the innings going.

    Small put on 55 for the first wicket with Shavar Christie (16) before adding a further 43 for the second with Andre McCarty (16).

    Barnes then joined Small to post an enterprising 85 for the third wicket as Jamaica cruised to 183 for two at one stage.

    All told, Barnes struck 10 fours and five sixes in an innings spanning 134 balls and just under 2-1/2 hours. Small, meanwhile, faced 132 deliveries in 158 minutes and counted 13 fours.

    When two wickets fell for 19 runs to leave Jamaica on 202 for four, Barnes combined with Raewin Senior (17) in a 50-run, fifth wicket stand to further energise the innings.

    Lee Louisy was the best bowler with three for 90 while Daneal Dupigny (2-16) and Shermill Lewis (2-37) supported with two wickets apiece.

    The Windwards had earlier lost their last four wickets for 21 runs after resuming on 317 for six, with McCarty picking up four for 27 and Kishawn Graham, three for 55.


    Scores:

    WINDWARD ISLANDS 338 (Kimani Melius 109, Wayne Edward 73, Jeremy Layne 43; Andre McCarthy 4-27, Kishawn Graham 3-55, Brad Barnes 2-45)

    JAMAICA 304 for eight (Brad Barnes 106, Darren Small 87; Lee Louisy 3-90, Daneal Dupigny 2-16)

  • Riley wins BCA presidency in landslide

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Cricket West Indies director, Conde Riley, won a landslide victory here Thursday night to become the new Barbados Cricket Association president.

    The veteran administrator garnered 284 votes to easily beat out challenges from former Director of Sports, Erskine King who collected 85 votes and former BCA acting president Deighton Smith who picked up 80 votes.

    Riley, an outspoken retired banker who has served in various capacities both at the BCA and CWI, replaces legendary former West Indies fast bowler, Joel Garner, who is now the senior Windies team manager.

    “I am very surprised at the number of people who voted for me. I have served on the board of the BCA with my two opponents and I know their ability, “ Riley was quoted as saying afterwards.

    He said one of his first priorities would be seeking an end to a dispute which has marred the Everton Weekes Under-13 Championship.

    Lawyer Calvin Hope was also elected as vice president after picking up 170 votes to defeat former England Test batsman, Roland Butcher (118), Maurice Gaskin (107) and Kamal Springer (37).

    Another lawyer Gregory Nicholls has returned as board secretary after winning the race with 172 votes, with Anthea Ishmael (142) and Winston Stafford (112) failing to gain sufficient favour with the BCA membership.

  • Clarke fires Barbados to victory, T&T lose again

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – All-rounder Rivaldo Clarke produced an outstanding performance to power hosts Barbados to their second straight win but Trinidad and Tobago stumbled to their second straight defeat, in the second round of the Regional Under-15 Championship here Friday.

    Playing at 3W’s Oval, the Barbadians got the better of Leeward Islands by 35 runs while the Trinidadians slumped to a seven-run loss to Guyana at Lucas Street, in the southern parish of St Philip.

    At Crab Hill in the north of the island, Windward Islands grabbed their first victory when they downed Jamaica by eight wickets.

    However, it was Clarke who took centre stage with his all-round heroics. Sent in, Barbados rattled up 192 for seven off their 50 overs with Clarke stroking 76 off 114 deliveries with eight fours.

    The right-hander put on 70 for the second wicket with the left-handed Jacob Bethell who made 29.

    Kenny Sutton (2-23) and Jaylen Francis (2-26) finished with two wickets apiece.

    In reply, the Leewards were dismissed for 157 off 44 overs with off-spinner Clarke grabbing six for 28.

    They were given a dashing start by Carlton Tuckett and Anderson Amurdan who staged a 69-run stand off just 86 deliveries.

    Tuckett did the bulk of the scoring striking four boundaries in an attractive 54 off 90 balls while Amurdan made 15 from 34 deliveries.

    Left-arm spinner Renacko Belgrave accounted for both but it was Clarke who sliced through the middle and lower order with a devastating spell, as the Leewards lost their last seven wickets for 44 runs.

    T&T’s poor form meanwhile continued as they failed to overahaul a target of 134 and were dismissed for 126.

    Opener Kyle Roopchand top-scored with 37 off 86 balls with three fours but was the only one to pass 20 as the Trinidadians lost wickets steadily.

    They were undone by new-ball bowler Sheldon Charles who claimed three for 24 while Andre Seepersaud picked up two for 12.

    Sent in earlier, Guyana were lifted by Charles’s top score of 42 as they were bowled out for 133 with two balls left in the innings.

    Arriving at number six, he faced 84 balls and counted four boundaries before being last out.

    Darren Samlal led Trinidad with four for 18 while Aneil Pitiram ended with three 30.

    In the other game, Ackeem Auguste stroked 62 as Windward Islands chased down Jamaica’s 133 all out to win in the 42nd over.

    Sanjay Walker had earlier scored 35 and Jordan Johnson, 27, to lead Jamaica’s batting.


    At 3W’s Oval: Barbados won by 35 runs.

    BARBADOS 192 for seven off 50 overs (Rivaldo Clarke 76, Jacob Bethell 29; Kenny Sutton 2-23, Jaylen Francis 2-26)

    LEEWARD ISLANDS 157 all out of 44 overs (Carlton Tuckett 54, Rasheed Henry 37; Rivaldo Clarke 6-28)


    At Lucas Street: Guyana won by seven runs.

    GUYANA 133 off 49.4 overs (Sheldon Charles 42; Darren Samlal 4-18, Aneil Pitiram 3-30)

    TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 126 off 49.3 overs (Kyle Roopchand 37; Sheldon Charles 3-24, Andre Seepersaud 2-12)


    At Crab Hill: Windwards won by eight wickets.

    JAMAICA 133 off 40.1 overs (Sanjay Walker 35, Jordon Johnson 27, Shemar Phillips 21; Kervyn Gangadeen 3-25, Udell Preville 2-16)

    WINDWARDS 134 for two off 41.1 overs (Ackeem Auguste 62)