BASSETERRE, St.Kitts, CMC- Leeward Islands stormed back to pull off a nail biting one wicket victory over Barbados on the third and final day of their second round match in the Regional Under 19 tournament here at Conaree yesterday.
An ambitious 9th wicket partnership between Tristan Powell and Jeremiah Louis chased down a mammoth 300-run winning target set by Barbados.
The Bajans who led on first innings after dismissing the Leewards cheaply were hoping to press for an outright victory by declaring their second innings on 172 for four.
However Barbados did not cater for Powell and Louis saving the day by compiling 146 runs for the 9th wicket to swing the momentum back in the Leewards favour.
Powell was unbeaten on 74 and Louis 69 as the Leewards got home safely at 301 for nine.
Over at EGSC, prolific Jeremy Solozano smashed his third century of the tournament to setup a 30 run victory for Trinidad and Tobago over Guyana.
Solonzano was undefeated on 136 while Bryan Christmas scored 72, the two putting together an opening partnership of 170.
The Trinidadians powered their way to 236 for six declared in their second innings giving Guyana a winning target of 272.
However Jesse Bootan and Brian Charles combined to stifle the chase and wreck the Guyana innings grabbing five for 20 and three for 33 respectively and bowling them out for 141.
At Warner Park, Jamaica, who enjoyed first innings lead, cruised to a comfortable six wicket victory over Windwards Islands.
Set 115 to win, Leroy Lug and Tristan Coleman carried Jamaica to victory at 117 for the loss of four wickets.
Lug was unbeaten on 45 and Coleman scored 39.
Taryck Gabriel picked up two wickets for 33 runs.
Barbados vs Leeward Islands (Toss) @ Conaree NB: Leewards won by 1 wicket
Barbados 254 all out in 76.2 overs
Johnathan Drakes 96 (203m, 151b, 13×4, 1×6), Jofra Archer 63 (95m, 58b, 6×4), Jameel Stuart 22
Alzari Joseph 16-4-59-4, Jeremiah Louis 15-2-42-3
Leewards 126 all out off 48.4 overs in reply
Theron Bassue 21 Jofra Archer 5-3-5-1
Bowling Barbados: Chad Williams 7.4-2-17-2, Jofra Archer12-5-21-2, Jerome Jones 12-3-30-2
Barbados (2nd innings) 172-4 declared off 39 overs
Johnathan Drakes 60 (5×4: 2×6), Dario Boyce-Malcolm 58 (7×4), Aaron Jones 44* (5×4, 2×6)
Bowling Leewards: Jeremiah Lewis 9-0-61-2
Leewards (2nd innings) 301-9 in 95.2 overs
Tristan Powell 74* & Jeremiah Louis 69 (added 146 runs for the 9th wicket), Avier Christian 37,
Aaron Jones 19-3-67-2, Jofra Archer 18-1-67-2
Jamaica vs Windward Island
(Toss) @ Warner Park NB: Jamaica won by 6 wickets
Windwards 185 all out in 62.5 overs
Taryck Gabriel 81 (160m, 124b, 11×4, 2×6), Ray Jordan 24, Tonius Simon 22
Bowling Jamaica: Arquino Mindley 12-2-42-5, Shane Manning 27.4-5-48-3
Jamaica 268 all out in 74.2 overs
Tristan Coleman 65 (110b: 11×4), Ramaal Lewis 58, Fabian Allen 35, Christopher Powell 26, Brandon King 23
Taryck Gabriel 28-9-76-5, Ray Jordan 14.2-2 -56-4,
Windwards (2nd innings) 198 all out in 101.1 overs
Tonius Simon 51, ray Jordan 37, Gidron Pope 31, Sherman Lewis 26
Ramaal Lewis 40-13-88-5, Manning 19.1-8-25-2
Jamaica (2nd innings) 117-4 in 30.5 overs
Leroy Lug 45*, Tristan Coleman 39, Taryck Gabriel 9-2-33-2
Guyana vs Trinidad & Tobago (Toss) @ EGSC (Molineaux) NB: Trinidad won by 30 runs
Trinidad &Tobago 194 all out in 88.1 overs
Camillo Carambocas 45, Brian Christmas and Vikash Mohan 33, Andy Gobin 32, Bryan Charles 20
Bowling Guyana: Gudakesh Moti-Kanhal 37-14-42-6, Vishoal Nayaran 18-5-53-2, Shawn Pereira 21-1-6-55-2
Guyana 159 all out in 76.1 overs
Shimron Hetmyer 32, Kamesh Yadram 25
Bowling TnT: Bryan Charles 26-10-59-5, Jesse Bootan 19.1-9-38-3, Vikash Mohan 8-3-7-2
TnT (2nd innings) 236 – 3 declared in 79 overs
Jeremy Solozano 136* (The 3rd century for the tournament so far) and Bryan Christmas 72
NB: Solozano and Christmas had an opening partnership of 170 runs
Romario Shepherd 16-3-53-2
Guyana 2nd innings 141 all out in 51 overs requiring 271 for victory
Shimron Hetmyer 40, Brian Sattur 28
Bowling TnT: Jesse Bootan 12-4-20-5, Jovan Ali 13-5-33-3, Brian Charles