Regional U-15: Dindyal, Ramnauth tons bring mixed results for Guyana
Mavindra Dindyal and Rampertab Ramnauth scored majestic centuries for Guyana, but the outcome has been a mixed bag for the Guyanese competing in the Regional Under-15 championship in Antigua.
Defending champions Barbados notched their first win as they defeated Guyana by 95 runs despite Dindyal’s heroics.
Barbados were led to victory by a strong batting performance which saw them amass 332 for seven off their 50 overs Sunday in Antigua.
Kamario Grant (89) and Joshua Morris, who made 72, both stroked half-centuries for Barbados, which also got good contributions from Rashad Worrell who made 41, Dave Lovell who finished unbeaten on 30 and Micaiah Simmons who also scored 30 runs.
Grant and Worrell rescued their team from a worrying 151 for five, adding 76 runs for the sixth wicket.
And when Worrell lost his wicket, Grant teamed up with Lovell to add a further 95 runs. Alvin Mohabir was the pick of Guyana’s bowlers taking 3-52.
Lovell then returned to wreak havoc with the ball as well, claiming three scalps as Guyana faltered in their run chase apart from Dindyal’s brilliant knock.
As wickets fell around him, he mixed patience with aggression during his 126 from 120 balls. His innings was laced with 17 boundaries and one six.
But once he was dismissed with the score 197 for four, the other middle-order batsmen struggled to find a rhythm, with the overs eventually petering out with Guyana well short of their target.
Saturday, Ramnauth led the way with an innings of 114 inclusive of 14 fours in Guyana’s commanding six-wicket win over Jamaica in the first round.
Chasing 244 to win, Guyana reached 244 for 4 inside 46 overs to complete the opening triumph. The left-hander got support from fellow opener Jaden Campbell (47), and Dindyal (42).
Earlier, Jamaica after being sent in posted 243-8 from their allotted overs with Steven Wedderbum striking an unbeaten innings of 74 which spearheaded a lower order revival to carry his side to a respectable total after being precariously placed at 104-6.
Skipper Zachary Johad was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3-46 while Dindyal (2-34) and Krsna Singh (2-38) gave valued support.
Guyana turns attention to the Windward Islands from Tuesday at Sir Viv Richards Stadium.