Brathwaite, Melius stroke half centuries

Shain Brathwaite stroked 72 for Barbados

In the second round of the Cricket West Indies Regional Under-19 50-over tournament, defending champions, Guyana were given a bye while Jamaica, Barbados and Windward Islands recorded victories yesterday.

At Arnos Vale, Barbados made 193-7 from 43 overs with Shain Brathwaite smashing 72 from 114 balls. His innings included four sixes and five fours and he shared in a 67-run stand for the first wicket with Mekhail Marshall who stroked a run-a-ball 29 with a pair of sixes and  three fours.

Justyn Gangoo was the most economical bowler with 2-18 while Avinash Mahabirsingh and Teron Jadoo picked up 2-47 and 2-57 respectively.

Kimani Melius stroked back-to-back half centuries

In reply, Trinidad and Tobago were set a revised target of 210 from 43 overs. Most of the middle order got off to good starts but failed to carry on. Player of the match, Camarie Boyce snared 5-33 to skittle Trinidad for 149 with Leonardo Jullien and Mbeki Joseph scoring 38 and 37 runs respectively. At Sion Hill, Jamaica recorded a seven-wicket win over Canada in a 30-over affair which saw the North American side posting 93-8 to which Jamaica replied with 99-3 in 20.5 overs. Eshan Sensarma was the only batsman that showed any promise with a score of 23.

Sanjay Brown and Roberto Simpson were virtually unplayable, ending with 3-12 and 2-13 respectively.

In Jamaica’s innings it was an unbroken partnership of 54 between Carlos Brown (37) and Andre McCarthy (36) that saw Jamaica over the line.

At Cumberland, Windward Islands registered a six wicket win over Leewards, chasing 156 for victory.

Leewards posted 155-9 from their 43 overs with Uri Smith notching up an even half century from 101 balls while Zawandi White stroked 40 from 53 balls to see them post a respectable total but Micah Joseph and Jeron Noel kept the Leewards batsmen quiet with figures of 3-18 and 3-23 respectively.

In the chase, opening batsman Kemani Melius’ 53-ball 65 consisting of five sixes and four fours set the foundation for Johnel Eugine and Jaheil Walters to come in and play their natural game with scores of 29 and 20 respectively and see their side over the line at 156-4

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