Jamaica triumphs over ICC Americas

WICB U-19 cricket tourney…

Mark Parchment’s unbeaten 49 and Captain Ramaal Lewis’ four wickets set up a comprehensive 7-wicket win for Jamaica over the ICC Americas yesterday as the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional U-19 50-overs tournament continued at the Everest Ground.

The right-hander smoked six fours and a six in his 44-ball top score and found support from openers Odaine McCatty who cracked 39 and Leroy Lugg (22) as the defending champs ended on 126 for 3 in pursuit of their 123-run target in a game reduced to 24 overs per-side due to rain. All-rounder Onias Bascome (2-34) was the most successful bowler for the Americas.

Lewis was effective as usual, snaring 4-18 with Oshane Henry picking up (2-23) while a wicket each from Gareth Henry, Odean Smith and Ryan Burnett helped strangle the ICC Americas to 123 all out in 23.4 overs, as their batsmen failed to find alternative gears.

Lugg and McCatty came out firing, cracking fours and sixes at will as they added 45 for the first wicket inside nine overs before Lugg’s soft dismissal, caught by  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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