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T&T whips Guyana in U19
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -Defending champions T&T trounced early leaders Guyana by nine wickets inside two days, while Barbados’ Joshua Bishop grabbed a historic nine-wicket haul to put Barbados in control against the Leeward Islands after the second day of play in the Regional Under-19 Championships yesterday.
Resuming from their overnight score of 51 for four, T&T were eventually dismissed for 102, two runs shy of Guyana’s first innings total.
Kevin Sinclair was the top bowler for Guyana, taking 5-42, while Ashmed Nedd took 3-34.
In their second innings, Guyana found themselves in early trouble, slipping to 28 for three. However, through the efforts of Joshua Persuad who made 71 and Baskar Yadram (26), Guyana recovered to 86-3.
But Justyn Gangoo triggered a middle-order collapse, which saw Guyana losing four wickets for just 28 runs and their last seven wickets for 51 runs.
Gangoo finished with the impressive figures of 5-27 and he was ably assisted by Nathaniel McDavid (3-35) and Navin Bidaisee (2-40).
Chasing 139 for victory, T&T lost the early wicket of Bidaisee, but it was one-way traffic from thereon as Leonardo Julien who finished unbeaten on 87 not out and Cephas Cooper 41 not out shared an unbroken partnership of 119 to steer T&T to victory.
At Park Hill Playing Field: Leeward Islands require 239 more runs for victory with seven wickets intact.
BARBADOS 249 (Matthew Forde 45, Nyeem Young 44, Shian Brathwaite 32, Kilano Brathwaite 26; Elroy Francis 4-56, Mikyle Louis 2-44, Zawandi White 2-52) and 239 (Antonio Morris 49, Kadeem Alleyne 37, Nico Reifer 30, Kilano Brathwaite 29, Nyeem Young 28; Elroy Francis 4-73, Mikyle Louis 2-42, Uri Smith 2-47)
LEEWARD ISLANDS 239 (Joshua Grant 89 not out, Mikyle Louis 59, Javin Spencer 34; Joshua Bishop 9-70) and 10 for three (Matthew Forde 3-8)
At Sion Hill Playing Field: Trinidad and Tobago won by nine wickets
GUYANA 104 (Baskar Yadram 25; Navin Bidaisee 4-31, Rivaldo Ramlagan 2-14, Justyn Gangoo 2-20) and 137 (Joshua Persuad 71, Baskar Yadram 26; Justyn Gangoo 5-27, Nathaniel McDavid 3-35, Navin Bidaisee 2-40)
T&T 102 ( Kevin Sinclair 5-42, Ashmed Nedd 3-34) and 141 for one (Leonardo Julien 87 not out, Cephas Cooper 41 not out)
At Arnos Vale Playing Field: Jamaica need 63 more runs for victory with eight wickets intact.
WINDWARD ISLANDS 184 (Tahj Tavernier 53, Mica Joseph 34, Johnel Eugene 29, Kimani Melius 25; Sanjay Brown 3-12, Raewin Senior 3-45, Andre McCarthy 2-40) and 125 (Kimani Melius 43, Jahseon Alexander 31; Sanjay Brown 5-17, Raewin Senior 3-44)
JAMAICA 263 (Bryan Brown 73, Ricardo McIntosh 64, Kirk McKenzie 33; Rayan Williams 3-39, Simeon Gerson 3-75) and 13 for two.
Carter, Ramkissoon in ITF semis
T&T’s team of Aiden Carter and Adam Ramkissoon yesterday advanced to the semi-final round of the Boys Doubles when they defeated the pair of John Chin of Jamaica and Canada’s Christopher Heck in their quarter-final encounter of the Coca-Cola/ITF Junior Tennis Tournament in St Lucia.
The pair is T&T’s lone chance of a title as all other players, in both singles and doubles were beaten. But yesterday Carter joined forces with Ramkissoon to take the opening set 6-3, before their opponents stormed back in the second to win by a similar margin 6-3. In the decesive set, the T&T pair dug deep to claim a 10-8 win.
Earlier Carter, who had won his first match in the boys singles on Monday, was booted out, going down to Chin in three sets 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
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