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  • 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)

  • Jamaica hurt reigning champions, Barbados fight back to win

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Jamaica stunned reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago while hosts Barbados produced a sterling fightback to deny Windward Islands in the opening round of the Regional Under-15 Championship here Wednesday.

    Playing at Rubis Sports Club in Brighton on the fringe of the capital, the Jamaicans thrashed T&T by 43 runs while at the Weymouth Sports Club, Barbados got the better of the Windwards by four wickets in a tense contest.

    In the other game at North Stars, Leeward Islands also made a winning start when they beat Guyana by 36 runs.


    It was Jamaica, however, who made the headlines. Sent in, they were dismissed for 120 off 44.2 overs with Brandon English scoring 25 and Nicholas Lewin getting 20.

    They looked to be marching towards a larger total at 117 for six in the 43rd over but dramatically lost their last four wickets for three runs in the space of 12 deliveries.

    Aneil Pitiram finished with three for 24 while Darren Samlal (2-14) and Chadeon Raymond (2-15) picked up two wickets apiece.

    In reply, T&T were bundled out for 77 in the 41st over with only opener Aaron Bankay showing any enterprise with 24.

    They were tottering on four for two in the fourth over, recovered to reach 37 without further loss but then surrendered their last eight wickets for just 40 runs.

    Rajiv Redhi (2-9), Brandon English (2-13) and Andel Gordon (2-22) all finished with two wickets each.

    At Rubis Sports Club: Jamaica won by 43 runs.

    JAMAICA 122 off 44.2 overs (Brandon English 25, Nicholas Lewin 20; Aneil Pitiram 3-24, Darren Samlal 2-14, Chadeon Raymond 2-15)

    TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 77 off 40.2 overs (Aaron Bankay 24; Rajiv Redhi 2-9, Brandon English 2-13)


    Barbados, meanwhile, needed superb fighting knocks from Jakeem Forde and Tremaine Dowrich to chase down 104 and also make a winning start to their campaign.

    The hosts looked beaten at 24 for six in the 13th over but Forde struck an unbeaten 30 and Dowrich, an unbeaten 25, in an unbroken 80-run, seventh wicket partnership, to rescue the innings.

    Jedd Joseph (2-12) and Tyran Theodore (2-12) were the best bowlers with two wickets apiece.

    Earlier, the Windwards were dismissed for 103 off their 50 overs after opting to bat, with Joseph top-scoring with 20.

    A 43-run, seventh wicket stand between Joseph and captain Keygan Arnold (16) lifted the Windwards to 90 for seven but they lost their last four wickets for a mere 13 runs.

    Jordan Knight (2-9), Jacob Bethell (2-12) and Forde (2-12) all finished with two wickets.

    At Weymouth Sports Club: Barbados won by four wickets.

    WINDWARD ISLANDS 103 off 50 overs (Jedd Joseph 20; Jordan Knight 2-9, Jacob Bethell 2-12)

    BARBADOS 104 for six off 38.5 overs (Jakeem Forde 30 not out, Tremaine Dowrich 25 not out; Jedd Joseph 2-12, Tyran Theodore 2-12)


    The Leewards were good enough to get the better of Guyana despite failing to impress with the bat.

    Opting for first knock, Jaivani Carthy’s 24 lifted them to 87 all out in the 39th over as Gaurav Ramesh (3-12) and Romel Retemiah (3-16) each wrecked the innings with three wickets apiece.

    Kenny Sutton then grabbed four wickets for three runs and Rasheed Henry four for 12 as Guyana were knocked over for 51 off 15 overs.

    At North Stars: Leewards won by 36 runs.

    LEEWARDS ISLANDS 87 off 38.4 overs (Jaivani Carty 24; Gaurav Ramesh 3-12, Romel Retemiah 3-16)

    GUYANA 51 off 15 overs (Anthony Williams 18; Kenny Sutton 4-3, Rasheed Henry 4-12)

  • T&T, Guyana win convincingly as Jamaica steal thriller

    BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago along with Guyana stormed to convincing victories but Jamaica snatched a narrow win in tense circumstances, on the final day of the opening round of the Regional Under-19 three-day championship here Wednesday.

    At Conaree, T&T cruised to a 121-run victory over Windward Islands while Guyana beat Leeward Islands by 63 runs at Verchilds.

    Jamaica made things exciting at St Paul’s as they chased down 147 to beat Barbados and get among the points.

    Looking to make a strong start to their title defence, the Trinidadians proved clinical as they controlled the final day to keep the Windwards out of the contest.

    Resuming on 117 for two in their second innings, T&T were dismissed for 207 with Saiba Batoosingh hitting 23 and Jayden Seales, 20 not out. Navin Bidaisee failed to add to his overnight 39 while Sachin Seecharan made 44 on Tuesday’s second day.

    Dillon Douglas (2-28), Lee Louisy (2-38) and Daneal Dupigny (2-42) all finished with three wickets each.

    Set 288 for victory, the Windwards started well but lost their way to be bowled out for 167, with Tahj Tavenier top-scoring with 57, Wayne Edwards getting 26 and fellow opener Kimani Melius scoring 22.

    Edwards and Melius put on 46 for the first wicket but left-arm spinner Justyn Gangoo (4-30) and Navin Bidaisee (4-69) sliced through the innings to ensure the last six wickets tumbled for 73 runs.

    Tavenier was last out after striking eight fours and a six off 102 deliveries.

    Scores:

    T&T 233 (Saiba Batoosingh 60, Leonardo Julien 42; Dillon Douglas 3-27, Lee Louisy 3-59) and 207 (Sachin Seecharan 44, Navin Bidaisee 39, Christian Thurton 27; Dillon Douglas 2-28, Lee Louisy 2-38)

    WINDWARDS 152 (Jeremy Layne 54, Wayne Edward 39; Aaron Maniram 5-33, Navin Bidaisee 4-29) and 167 (Tahj Tavenier 57; Justyn Gangoo 4-30, Navin Bidaisee 4-69)


    Guyana, meanwhile, also had it all their own way against the Leewards. Resuming their second innings on 101 for five, they motored to 172 for six declared with Ronaldo Ali Mohammed finishing with an unbeaten 50 off 84 balls with six fours and a six.

    He put on 64 for the sixth wicket with Richie Looknauth who made 28 from 42 deliveries with five boundaries.

    Set an improbable 293 for victory, the Leewards made a good fist of it thanks to Javani Tyson who stroked 65 and Dimitri Adams who made 59, while Uri Smith struck 43.

    They were struggling on 21 for two before Adams and Smith joined forces to add 93 fo the third wicket and repair the innings.

    Adams produced a counter-attacking knock, stroking 12 fours and a six off just 70 balls while Smith was patient, facing 101 deliveries and counting six fours and a six.

    Once the partnership was broken wickets fell steadily and it was left to Tyson, who blasted two fours and five sixes off 94 balls, to provide the late flourish.

    Ashmead Nedd led Guyana attack with four for 30 while fellow off-spinner Richie Looknauth picked up three for 58.

    Scores:

    GUYANA 220 (Ramnarine Chatura 62, Raymond Perez 48; Kian Pemberton 3-51, Zawandi White 3-56) and 172 for six decl. (Ronaldo Ali Mohammed 50 not out, Aley Algoo 36, Richie Looknauth 28; Kian Pemberton 4-56)

    LEEWARDS 100 (Joshua Grant 28; Ronaldo Ali Mohammed 5-11, Kevin Sinclair 3-33) and 229 (Javani Tyson 65, Dimitri Adams 59, Uri Smith 43; Ashmeade Nedd 4-30, Richie Looknauth 3-58, Ronaldo Ali Mohammed 2-62)


    Jamaica sprung a big surprise when they came from behind to stun Barbados late in the day, thanks to Andre McCarthy’s 61 and Shalome Parnell’s invaluable unbeaten 23.

    They were slumping badly at 36 for four but McCarthy and Brad Barnes, who made 13, put a crucial 48 for the fifth wicket to rally the innings.

    McCarthy faced 86 balls and hit four fours and two sixes but was seventh out – one of three wickets to tumble for 14 runs – leaving the Jamaicans on 121 for eight.

    But Parnell remained steady in 53 balls at the crease to see his side home.

    Left-arm spinner Camarie Boyce was the best bowler with four for 45 while off-spinner Dante Niles took three for 41.

    Barbados had earlier fallen for 133 all out after resuming on 33 for three, with Jaden Edmund top-scoring with 22.

    David Bird (3-23), Kristoph Virgo (3-28) and Brad Barnes (3-62) all finished with three wickets apiece.

    Scores:

    BARBADOS 192 (Shian Brathwaite 66, Kilano Brathwaite 53; Kristoph Virgo 3-43, David Bird 3-53) and 133 (Jaden Edmund 22; David Bird 3-23, Kristoph Virgo 3-28, Brad Barnes 3-62)

    JAMAICA 179 (Andre McCarthy 38, Brad Barnes 30; Camarie Boyce 3-43, Dante Niles 3-44, Shavon Brooks 3-49) and 149 for nine (Andre McCarthy 61, Shalome Parnell 23 not out; Camarie Boyce 4-45)

  • Batting failure leaves Young Windies with defeat

    MARONDERA, Zimbabwe, CMC – A batting meltdown cost West Indies Under-19s another morale-boosting series win as they crashed to a 26-run defeat to Zimbabwe Under-19s in the second Youth One-Day International of the three-match series here Wednesday.

    Chasing a modest 237 for victory, the Caribbean side were well placed at 155 for four in the 34th over but lost their last six wickets for 55 runs, to collapse to 210 all out in the 45th at Peterhouse School.

    Opener Keagan Simmons top-scored with 49 while Alick Athanaze got 46 and Matthew Patrick and Bhaskar Yadram, 42 apiece.

    But they all perished after seemingly well set and no other Young Windies batsman managed to make it into double figures.

    Seamer Dion Mazhawidza was the best bowler with three for 44 while off-spinner Taun Harrison finished with two for 34.

    Zimbabwe had earlier raised 236 for nine off their 50 overs with Ryan Murray stroking 59, Dion Myers hitting 45 and Wesley Madhevere, 38.

    Sent in, Zimbabwe were stumbling at 64 for three in the 12th over before Murray and Myers came together to add 78 for the fourth wicket.

    Murray faced 81 balls and counted eight fours while Myers struck five boundaries in a 90-ball knock.

    When they were separated, Myers found an ally in Madhevere – who produced a breezy 39-ball innings with three fours – to post a handsome 39 for the next wicket.

    Left-arm seamer Javier Spencer picked up four for 35 while pacer Nyeem Young claimed two for 64.

    The Young Windies had a terrible start to their run chase, losing Joshua Persaud (0) and captain Emmanuel Stewart (2) inside the first two overs to slump to eight for two.

    However, Simmons anchored two successive stands to revive the innings and put the Windies back on course for victory.

    He added 66 for the third wicket with the in-form Yadram, who struck four fours and a six off 56 deliveries, before posting another 45 for the fourth wicket with Athanaze who faced 60 balls and counted six fours.

    Simmons was fourth out in the 25th over after facing 63 deliveries and hitting six fours but Athanaze and Patrick added a further 36 for the fifth wicket to keep the run chase alive.

    Zimbabwe struck two key blows when they claimed Athanaze and Jeavor Royal (0) three balls part in the 34th over with no runs added to leave the Windies struggling on 155 for six and even though Patrick and Joshua Bishop (9) added 39 for the seventh wicket, the tourists ran out of steam as the last four wickets perished for 16 runs.

    The final game is set for Saturday in Harare.

    ZIMBABWE U19s

    M Shumba b Young 12

    G Dollar c Yadram b Spencer 16

    +R Murray c Bishop b Royal 59

    A Frost b Bishop 0

    D Myers c Patrick b Nedd 45

    W Madhevere c wkp Persaud b Young 38

    *L Roche c Royal b Spencer 11

    D Mazhawidza c Royal b Spencer 4

    S Gordon c Patrick b Spencer 6

    T Harrison not out 10

    Extras (lb6, w28, nb1) 35

    TOTAL (9 wkts, 50 overs) 236

    Did not bat: T Jakachira

    Fall of wickets: 1-34, 2-63, 3-64, 4-142, 5-181, 6-207, 7-213, 8-215, 9-236.

    Bowling: Spencer 7-0-35-4, Nedd 10-0-42-1, Young 10-0-64-2, Bishop 10-2-25-1, Royal 10-1-35-1, Patrick 3-0-29-0.

    WINDIES U19s

    K Simmons run out 49

    +J Persaud c wkp Murray b Gordon 0

    *E Stewart lbw b Mazhawidza 2

    B Yadram run out 42

    A Athanaze c Roche b Harrison 46

    M Patrick c sub (Connolly) b Mazhawidza 42

    J Royal c Frost b Harrison 0

    J Bishop c Harrison b Madhevere 9

    N Young c Roche b Jakachira 2

    D Nedd c Frost b Mazhawidza 11

    J Spencer not out 0

    Extras (lb2, w4, nb1) 7

    TOTAL (all out, 44.2 overs) 210

    Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-8, 3-74, 4-119, 5-155, 6-155, 7-194, 8-196, 9-209, 10-210.

    Bowling: Gordon 3-0-20-1, Mazhawidza 9-0-44-3, Roche 9-1-44-0, Jakachira 6.2-0-25-1, Harrison 8-0-34-2, Madhevere 7-1-28-1, Shumba 2-0-13-0.

    Result: Zimbabwe U19s won by 26 runs.

    Series: Three-match series tied 1-1.

    Toss: West Indies U19s.

    Umpires: I Chabi, O Chirombe.