Chulai (5-24), Pottaya (4-13) bowl Guyana U-17s to victory over Jamaica


After a first round defeat to Barbados, Guyana Under-17 team rebounded in fine fashion against Barbados in Round Two of the Cricket West Indies Rising Stars Under-17 competition, beating Jamaica by 29 runs at the National Cricket Centre in Couva, Trinidad, on Monday.

The Guyanese were led to victory by Gulcharran Chulai and Matthew Pottaya, who combined for nine wickets to stifle Jamaica’s chase of 134 for victory.

The Jamaicans were dismissed for 104 from 24.2 overs, representing a massive collapse from 77-2.

Chulai was outstanding with the ball, taking 5-24 off 6.2 overs, while Pottaya was economical in claiming 4-14 off six overs.

Guyana earlier made 133 in 43.4 overs with skipper Jonathan Van Lange making 41 from 54 balls, and Nicolas Shiopersaud a patient 27 from 88 balls.

Demarco Scott was the main destroyer for the Jamaicans, grabbing 5-11 from 6.4 overs. He was assisted by opening bowlers Danta Clarke (3-42) and Roshawn McKenzie (2-13).

Trinidad U-17s beat Leeward Islands

Trinidad and Tobago U-17s survived a mini-collapse against Leeward Islands to secure a five-wicket victory at the Inshan Ali Park, Preysal, Couva.

It was the second straight win for the national team who beat Windward Islands in their opening match on Saturday.

TT won the toss and inserted Leewards to bat, and the visitors were bundled out for 110 in 33.4 overs. The leading run-scorer was Deantre Drew with 22 from 53 balls while wicket-keeper/batsman Eirate Richards added 13 from 27.

Aadian Racha was the pick of the TT bowlers capturing four wickets for only 11 runs from 6.4 overs. Ismael Ali was also unplayable taking 3-13 in his six overs.

Owing to several rain interruptions, TT’s target was revised to 115 in 35 overs. The home team started off well with the opening partnership of Luke Ali and Riyaad Mohammed adding 45 runs before Mohammed was out lbw by Ozan Williams for 14.

Alvin Sonny joined Ali and they added 33 more runs to set the hosts on course for a comfortable victory.

But when Sonny was out lbw to Williams to make it 78-2, TT began to wobble losing three wickets in quick succession, including the set batsman of Luke Ali who made 40 from 67 delivers.

Despite Jevon Manners (2-10) denting the middle order, TT were just 25 runs adrift of victory at 90-5. Captain Fareez Ali (20*) and Cristian Rampersad (4*) shared an unbeaten partnership to reach the target score of 115 in 30.3 overs.

TT and Barbados are the two remaining unbeaten teams after two matches.

Barbados lads unbeaten with win over Windwards

Barbados won by three wickets against Windward Islands in a nervy encounter at Gilbert Park, Couva to remain unbeaten in the tournament. Windwards were asked to bat by the Bajans, and they scraped to a total of 123 all out in 43.2 overs.

Kirt Murray made 41 runs and lower-order batter Devonte Mc Dowall added 25 crucial runs. For the bowlers, Kyron King and Shaquan Belle snatched three wickets apiece.

The Barbadians stumbled across the line to reach 125-7 in 33.1 overs. Gadson Bowens (37) and Jaden Webster (21) were the leading scorers. Murray followed up his top score in the match with top bowling figures of 4-18 in his allotted ten overs.

Round three of the tournament bowls off on Wednesday.

TT vs Jamaica (National Cricket Centre, Couva, 09:30h)

Winward Islands vs Guyana (Gilbert Park, California, 09:30h)

Leeward Islands vs Barbados (Inshan Ali Park, Preysal, 09:30h)

(Modified from Trinidad Newsday)


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