Jamaica’s Brad Barnes hit the first century of this year’s West Indies Cricket Board/Tobago House of Assembly Regional Under-17 championships to lead his team to a six-wicket win over the Leeward Islands at Shaw Park in Tobago, yesterday.
Barnes hit an unbeaten 105 off 106 balls with eight fours and a six while Jordane Hill made 66 off 85 balls as Jamaica made 257 for four off 48.2 overs, in reply to the Leewards’ total of 255 for seven off 50 overs.
The win helped the Jamaicans move up to second place on the six-team standings with 18.5 points and one round of matches to be played today. The Windward Islands currently lead the standings with 19.2 points. Hosts T&T are fifth with six points while the Leewards are last on 1.5 points.
Leeward Islands 255-7 (50 overs) (Kofi James 79 n.o.; Orande Pearson 2/36, Michael Frew 2/33) vs Jamaica 257-4 (48.2 overs) (Brad Barnes 105 n.o., Jordane Hill 66; Karima Gore 2/46) —Jamaica won by six wickets
(All matches bowl off at 10 a.m.)
Jamaica vs Barbados, Shaw Park
Guyana vs Leeward Islands, Mount Pleasant
T&T vs Windward Islands, Bon Accord