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Bajans win WICB U19 Tournament with draw against Guyana

Contrasting centuries by Akeem Saunders and Deno Baker helped Leeward Islands amass a double hundred partnership to virtually erase Trinidad and Tobago’s chances of capturing the WICB Regional Under-19 three day Championship. Photo: supplied by WICB
The Bajans ended with 45.5 points from five matches ahead of the Guyanese, who finished in second place with 38 points to win the WICB U19 3 day Tournament photo credit: supplied by WICB
The Bajans ended with 45.5 points from five matches ahead of the Guyanese, who finished in second place with 38 points to win the WICB U19 3 day Tournament photo credit: supplied by WICB
Jeremy Solozano batted for six hours, faced 259 balls and hit 15 fours to record his second century of the tournament against theLeewards to give TnT a first innings lead. photo : supplied by WICB
Jeremy Solozano batted for six hours, faced 259 balls and hit 15 fours to record his second century of the tournament against theLeewards to give TnT a first innings lead. photo : supplied by WICB
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Barbados were crowned champions of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Under-19 Three-day Tournament as they earned a fighting draw against Guyana on Thursday August 16th, 2012

The Bajans ended with 45.5 points from five matches ahead of the Guyanese, who finished in second place with 38 points.

Playing at the Desmond Haynes Oval, Guyana recovered from 59-5 to reach 159 in the second innings. Mohan Ramdeen batted with freedom to make 66 and withstood some quality fast bowling from Darnell Greenidge (3-35) and Akeem Jordan (3-22). Barbados were set 85 for victory off a minimum of 16 overs, but they never took up the challenge.  

Speaking after the match, Barbados captain Shai Hope said he was happy his team was able to win on home soil. The last time the tournament was played in Barbados, back in 2008, the Bajans also won the three-day title. “It was a very good team performance and it feels very good to win the title at home for the people of Barbados,” said Hope, who made three centuries in five matches. “We are very happy. Hats off to everyone who played a role and who helped us along the way. We kept our focus throughout and always believed we would win, no matter what position we were in.”

Hope added: “We came into the tournament looking to win and we did just that. We wanted to give all 14 players an opportunity and everyone chipped in when they got that chance to represent Barbados. We always kept our eyes on the bonus points and we benefitted a lot from our fast bowlers who were brilliant for us in this tournament.”

There was a run feast at Kensington Oval as Trinidad & Tobago made 443-5 to get first innings points over Leeward Islands, who made 423. Left-handers Brian Christmas (153) and Jeremy Solozano (128) put the Leewards bowling the sword in the first half of the day, while Vikash Mohan helped himself to 92 in the final session. Solozano batted for six hours, faced 259 balls and hit 15 fours to record his second century of the tournament. He added 184 for the second wicket with Christmas, who batted 6 ½ hours, faced 290 balls and cracked 16 fours and a six. Mohan then enjoyed himself, striking a six and ten fours off 92 balls as he added 143 off 149 balls with Christmas.

 Over at the Weymouth Sports Complex, Windward Islands off-spinner Kenneth Dember got turn and bounce on a helpful pitch to take career-best 8-44 off 26 overs against Jamaica. This followed up his first innings six-wicket haul as he ended with match figures of 14 for 89.

The players will have a two-day break before the start of the 50-over tournament on Sunday.

Score summaries:

At Desmond Haynes Oval: Barbados vs Guyana - Match drawn

Guyana 136 all out (Shawn Pereira 33, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 25; Darnell Greenidge 3-28, Chad Williams 3-39, Akeem Jordan 2-24, Chaim Holder 2-34) and 159 all out (Mohan Ramdeen 66, Kamesh Yadram 29; Darnell Greenidge 3-35, Akeem Jordan 3-22, Chad Williams 3-44). Barbados 211 (Shayne Moseley 65, Carlos Maynard 50, Gudakesh Motie 5-73, Romario Shepherd 3-34) and 28-0.

At Weymouth: Jamaica vs Windward Islands - Match drawn

Jamaica 116 all out (Delbert Gayle 38, Brandon King 20; Kenneth Dember 6-45, Preston McSween 2-14) and 122 all out (Delbert Gayle 55, Bryan Gayle 25; Kenneth Dember 8-44) Windward Islands 192 (Keone George 48, Tarryck Gabriel 37, Gibron Pope 26, Oshane Walters 4-47)

 At Kensington Oval: Trinidad and Tobago vs Leeward Islands - Match drawn

Leewards 423 all out (Akeem Saunders 167, Deno Baker 109, Darren Hobson 53; Philton Williams 5-84). Trinidad and Tobago 443-5 innings closed (Brian Christmas 153, Jeremy Solozano 128, Vikash Mohan 96)

 FINAL POINTS STANDINGS

Barbados       45.5

Guyana         38.0

T&T              37.0

Windwards     36.0

Jamaica         29.0

Leewards       21.5

6 Responses to “Bajans win WICB U19 Tournament with draw against Guyana”

  • cane garden bay (17/08/2012, 07:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    kudus to the bajans
    • persia (17/08/2012, 10:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      what ever happen to the 20 20 cricket league?? did it die with Sanford???
  • egg face (17/08/2012, 09:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    the bvi has so much cricket teams where are they?
    • Johnny just cum (17/08/2012, 11:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Its an under 19 tournament E** brain!! and if the BVI had any representative they would fall in line with the Leeward team or be on them own. N trust me if BVI be on them own. I doubt them can make it to Quarter finals, much less to even make the cut for the final terms to be considered to advance. I'm just being real cuz our cricket team is so LESS. We all know Cricket aint a BVI thing.
  • slepp (17/08/2012, 11:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    come on Guyana you have always been the best at cricket in the region..you all gone sleep
  • best (17/08/2012, 12:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Akeem is one of the best west indian players but never is given the credit


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