U-17 cricket: Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica score easy victories

Adrian Sukwah

SCARBOROUGH, Tobago, CMC – Contrasting half-centuries from Sherfane Rutherford and opener Adrian Sukwah, powered Guyana to a handsome 62-run victory over Trinidad and Tobago, in the third series of the Regional Under-17 Championship here yesterday.

Sent in at Shaw Park, Guyana piled up 245 for eight from their 50 overs with Rutherford top-scoring with an enterprising 79 off 81 balls, while Sukwah grafted a patient 56 off 105 deliveries.

In reply, T&T slipped to 83 for five before eventually tumbling to 183 all out off 43.2 overs.

   Adrian Sukwah
Adrian Sukwah

Middle order batsman Brandon Maharaj struck an even fifty from 92 balls while Dejourn Charles (25) and Daniel Williams (24) got starts but failed to carry on.

Sherfane Rutherford
Sherfane Rutherford

New ball bowlers Kemo Paul (3-28) and Ronaldo Ali Mohamed (3-58) both picked up three wickets to lead the Guyana attack.

Guyana’s innings was founded on a century stand between Rutherford and Sukwah, who put on 131 for the second wicket. Rutherford was bold in his stroke-play, carving out eight fours and three sixes while Sukwah struck five fours.

At Bon Accord, Yvan Grant smashed 67 from 92 balls to help lift Barbados to a convincing 68-run win over Leeward Islands.

Asked to bat first, Barbados found traction thanks to Grant’s innings, as the middle order stroke-maker gathered five fours and four sixes in an entertaining knock that lifted his side to 152 all out off 42 overs. Shamar Springer (3-18) and Tremaine Harris (3-25) then both claimed three wickets as the Leewards were shot out for a measly 84 off 28.2 overs.

Lower order batsman Karima Gore, with 23 from 39 balls, was the only one to pass 16. Leewards were reeling at six runs for three wickets in the third over and never recovered.

Barbados had a similar bad start sliding to 22 for four in the sixth over but Grant bailed them out with big-hitting before he was ninth out in the 40th.

At Louis D’or, Jamaica brushed aside Windward Islands by six wickets, in a low-scoring affair.

Winning the toss and batting, the Windwards were rolled over for 100 in 34.3 overs, with opener Christian Charlery the only one to pass 20 with 26, while Michael Frew claimed three for 20.

Jamaica then recovered from a bad start to reach 103 for four off 25.3 overs, thanks to a 54-run, fourth wicket stand between opener Jordane Hill and Javelle Glenn.

Hill struck an unbeaten 47 from 72 balls with five fours and a six while Glenn stroked 31, as Jamaica recovered from 32 for three in the eighth over.

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