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REGIONAL U-19: Guyana beat Leeward Islands by 63 runs

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Reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago along with Guyana stormed to convincing victories, but Jamaica snatched a narrow win in tense circumstances, on the final day of the opening round of the Regional Under-19 Three-day championship on Wednesday.

Guyana completely outplayed the Leeward Islands. Resuming their second innings on 101-5, they motored to 172-6 declared with Ronaldo Ali Mohammed finishing with an unbeaten 50 off 84 balls with six fours and a six.

He put on 64 for the sixth wicket with Richie Looknauth, who made 28 from 42 deliveries with five boundaries.

Set an improbable 293 for victory, the Leewards made a good fist of it, thanks to Javani Tyson who stroked 65 and Dimitri Adams who made 59, while Uri Smith struck 43. They were struggling on 21 for two before Adams and Smith joined forces to add 93 for the third wicket and repair the innings.

Adams produced a counter-attacking knock, stroking 12 fours and a six off just 70 balls, while Smith was patient, facing 101 deliveries and counting six fours and a six.

Once the partnership was broken wickets fell steadily and it was left to Tyson, who blasted two fours and five sixes off 94 balls, to provide the late flourish. Ashmead Nedd led Guyana attack with 4-30, while fellow spinner Richie Looknauth picked up 3-58.

Below are the summarised scores.

Guyana defeated Leeward Islands by 63 runs at Verchilds. GUYANA 220 (Ramnarine Chatura 62, Raymond Perez 48; Kian Pemberton 3-51, Zawandi White 3-56) and 172-6 declared (Ronaldo Ali Mohammed 50 not out, Aley Algoo 36, Richie Looknauth 28; Kian Pemberton 4-56) v LEEWARDS 100 (Joshua Grant 28; Ronaldo Ali Mohammed 5-11, Kevin Sinclair 3-33) and 229 (Javani Tyson 65, Dimitri Adams 59, Uri Smith 43; Ashmeade Nedd 4-30, Richie Looknauth 3-58, Ronaldo Ali Mohammed 2-62).

Trinidad and Tobago defeated Windward Islands by 121 runs at Conaree. T&T 233 (Saiba Batoosingh 60, Leonardo Julien 42; Dillon Douglas 3-27, Lee Louisy 3-59) and 207 (Sachin Seecharan 44, Navin Bidaisee 39, Christian Thurton 27; Dillon Douglas 2-28, Lee Louisy 2-38) v WINDWARDS 152 (Jeremy Layne 54, Wayne Edward 39; Aaron Maniram 5-33, Navin Bidaisee 4-29) and 167 (Tahj Tavenier 57; Justyn Gangoo 4-30, Navin Bidaisee 4-69). 

Jamaica defeated Barbados by one wicket at St Paul’s. BARBADOS 192 (Shian Brathwaite 66, Kilano Brathwaite 53; Kristoph Virgo 3-43, David Bird 3-53) and 133 (Jaden Edmund 22; David Bird 3-23, Kristoph Virgo 3-28, Brad Barnes 3-62) v JAMAICA 179 (Andre McCaty 38, Brad Barnes 30; Camarie Boyce 3-43, Dante Niles 3-44, Shavon Brooks 3-49) and 149-9 (Andre McCaty 61, Shalome Parnell 23 not out; Camarie Boyce 4-45).

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