Guyana out front after trouncing T&T

Left handed Barbados opener Jacob Bethel.

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – Guyana remained the only unbeaten side after they trounced Trinidad and Tobago by 32 runs, to install themselves as front-runners to win the Regional Under-15 Championship.

Playing in round three here Saturday, Guyana were dismissed for 105 in the 46th over, after opting to bat first at the Windalco ground.

The innings was tottering on 15 for three before a series of small partnerships – Jonathan Rampersaud (12) put on 23 for the third wicket with Zeynul Ramsammy (16) and 24 for the fourth with Romel Datterdeen (15) – got the total past the 100-run mark.

Ronillster Perreira was the best bowler with three for 11.

In reply, T&T were reduced to 73 all out in the 36th over, with Safeik Khan (4-11) and Chanderpaul Ramraj (4-18) wrecking the innings with four wickets apiece.

At Chedwin Park, reigning champions Barbados climbed their way back into contention with their second straight victory, easily brushing aside hosts Jamaica by six wickets.

Asked to chase a tricky 168, the Barbadians reached their target in the 46th over with opener Jacob Bethell top-scoring with 53 and captain Nimar Bolden stroking an unbeaten 35.

Bethell faced 106 balls and struck four boundaries, posting 56 for the first wicket with Jaden Leacock (19) and a further 54 for the second wicket with Micaiah Simmons (24).

Skipper Sanjay Walker had earlier continued his rich vein of form with an unbeaten 64 as Jamaica, opting to bat first, tallied 167 for seven off their 50 overs.

They were 60 for three before Walker, who struck six fours in a 104-ball innings, anchored a 63-run, fourth wicket partnership with Javon Nembhard (20).

Tariq O’Neale (2-16) and Jaden Leacock (2-37) both finished with two wickets each.

At Jamalco, Windward Islands chased down a paltry 71 to beat Leeward Islands by seven wickets.

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