PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – A memorable spell of bowling from Chad Williams still failed to carry Barbados to first innings points over front-runners Jamaica in the WICB Regional Under-15 Championship yesterday.
The left-arm spinner captured eight for 18, but the Jamaicans were dismissed for 86 in 31.5 overs, grabbing a two-run, first innings lead over the Barbadians on the opening day of their final round match at Omera.
Batting first, Barbados were dismissed for 84 with Joshua Drakes, son of Vasbert Drakes, the former Barbados and West Indies fast bowler, leading the way with 26, and Hakeem Wright continuing his good work with five for 21 for the Jamaicans. Williams then worked his magic, but Jamaica led by Odain McCatty with a top score of 28 were able to grab a lead.
In their second innings, the Barbadians were again struggling on 57 for six.
At the National Cricket Centre, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, the son of durable West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, was again among the runs for Guyana.
He scored 51 not out in Guyana’s first innings total of 159 for two from 30 overs, but Shimron Hetmyer top-scored with 62. The Windwards battled well and finished on 147 for eight in their 30 overs, handing the second-placed Guyanese first innings points.
Guyana, in their second innings, closed on 91 for two with Chanderpaul unbeaten on 33.
At Honeymoon Park, prolific opener Jeremy Solozano followed up his century in the previous match with an unbeaten 58 to guide hosts Trinidad & Tobago to first innings points over Leeward Islands.
Batting first, Leewards made 147 for seven off their 30 overs with Avier Christian getting 41 and Shakeel Martina 34.
Solozano then led from the front, as the home team replied with 156 for four from their 30 overs. Kerron Kanhai supported with 27, Justin Joseph was not out on 25, and Brian Christmas made 20.Batting a second time, the Leewards were propped up by Shawn Tuitt with 78, as they closed on 120 for seven off 35 overs.