(WICB) Ricardo Adams and Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai took four wickets each to put Guyana on top of Jamaica on Day 1 of the Regional U19 cricket tournament at Conaree, St Kitts on Thursday.
After inserting the opposition, the choice of bowling first looked to be a good one.
Jamaica were in early trouble, being reduced to 10/4 after six overs. Things only got worse as Jamaica were on the brink of being bowled out for 108.
Lerroy Lug fought valiantly at the top of the order with 53, hitting six fours and a six in his knock. He lasted 83 balls.
However, the real hero would be Marquino Mindley at number 10. The tailender struck 90 from just 58 balls.
His aggressive knock included eight fours and seven sixes. He was the last man out but not before he had led a Jamaican revival to 218.
Adams (4-46) and Motie-Kanhai (4-59) were Guyana’s best bowlers. The Guyanese didn’t allow Jamaica’s finish get them down. They responded with 60/1 at stumps with Tagenarine Chanderpaul not out on 4 while with him is Shimron Hetmyer is with him on 44. Christopher Powell took Jamaica’s lone wicket of Brian Sattur for 6.
Guyana trail Jamaica’s first innings score by 158 runs.
AT EGSC MOLINEAUX – Barbados v Windward Islands
Gidon Pope and Tonius Simon propped up the Windward Islands on a rain hit Day 1 against Barbados. Some 18 overs were lost in the day’s play. The Windwards reached to stumps at 182/7.
Pope, who endured a forgettable tournament in the first three rounds, glimpsed a little bit of form, striking 47 from 89 balls. His knock included three fours and two sixes. He found a good partner in Simon, who managed to convert his start into a half century.
Simons struck 59 from 69 balls. His knock included five fours.
Both Pope and Simon shared in a 103 second-wicket stand after the early loss of Keone George for 6. Gian Benjamin chipped in with a patient 21 runs.
But like the story of the day, the rain had interrupted play and had taken off more than an hour out of the day.
When play resumed, the Windwards endured a mini collapse. Roland Cato got to stumps on 17 while with him is Larry Edward on 2.
AT WARNER PARK – Leeward Islands v T&T
Left-arm orthodox spinner Jovan Ali grabbed four wickets for the national under-19 team yesterday to give his team the advantage against the Leeward Islands at the end of the opening day of their round four clash in the West Indies Cricket Board Regional U-19 tournament in St Kitts.
After a delayed start due to rain, the Leeward Islands were in a fairly comfortable position at the lunch interval, motoring along at 52/2 after 14 overs.
However, Ali lead the fight back, taking 4/20 in 17 overs as the Leeward Islands were bundled out for 108. Ali was supported by another spin bowler Bryan Charles, who took 3/16.
Shawn Tuitt stood tall for the Leeward Islands, scoring a valiant 43. At stumps, T&T was cruising on 49/0 with both Jeremy Solozano and Andy Gobin, unbeaten on 17.