Nedd spins Guyana to innings victory

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd routed Windward Islands with a magnificent seven-wicket haul to propel Guyana to an innings and 58-run victory over Windward Islands on the final day of their fourth round match in the Regional Under-19 Championship here Tuesday.

Led on first innings by 155 runs, the Windwards folded meekly in their second innings at St Paul’s for 97 as Nedd ran through the batting order with seven for 20.

Nedd finished with match figures of 12 for 57 following his five-wicket first innings performance.

Opener Wayne Edward top-scored with 20 as a few other batsmen got starts but failed to carry on.

The Windwards looked in good stead at 63 for two but astonishingly lost five wickets for just two runs to decline dramatically, as the rot set in.

In one over – the 26th of the innings – Nedd snatched three wickets with the total on 63 to put Guyana firmly in command. Earlier, the game appeared destined for a stalemate when Guyana batted on from their overnight 206 for four before declaring on 309 for nine.

Adrian Sukwah top-scored with an unbeaten 68 to add to half-centuries by Kevelon Anderson (60) and Javid Karim (57) on day two, while captain Ronaldo Ali Mohammed chipped in with 29.

Ali Mohammed put on 42 for the fifth wicket with Ramnarine Chatura (22) while Sukwah, who slammed four fours and three sixes in a 55-ball cameo, added 47 in an unbroken 10th wicket stand with Keshram Seyhodan (5 not out).

Lee Louisy was the best bowler with three for 72 while Sealron Williams (2-73) and Shermill Lewis (2-78) supported with two wickets apiece.

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