Guyana U-19s eye one-day title
...after brushing aside Leewards
Leaders Guyana registered an easy five-wicket victory over Leeward Islands here yesterday to inch even closer to the capture of the Regional Under-19 one-day Championship.
The Trinidad and Tobago Under-19s, who are fifth with one round to go, had a bye yesterday.
Set a modest target of 95 runs, Guyana got home off 22.2 overs, with Tagenarine Chanderpaul finishing unbeaten on 29 while Shimron Hetmeyer scored 28.
They shared an opening stand of 42 to lay the foundation for victory.
Earlier, the Leewards were routed for 94 off 28.5 overs after being sent in at the LIME Sports Club, with only opener Darren Hobson showing any enterprise with 48.
Omari Matthews was the only other batsman to reach double figures with 11.
Fast bowler Romario Shepherd destroyed the innings with four for 17 off 6.5 overs while captain and off-spinner Shawn Pereira captured three for 28 and pacer Mark Tyrell took two for 30.
The Leewards lost their first wicket with the score on five when opener Duan Webbe was bowled by Tyrell for five looking to drive.
Shawn Tuitt followed quickly at 17 for two, bowled after Tyrell breached his defensive shot.
Captain Akeem Saunders (3) put on 27 for the third wicket with Hobson before he was caught at second slip off Shepherd and Ashawn Hodge was taken by Shepherd at cover off Pereira for three, as the Leewards slipped to 50 for four in quick time.
Matthews held up Guyana's advance when he combined with Hobson to put on 28 for the fifth wicket.
When he was caught at cover by Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai off Pereira for 11, the resistance ended as Hobson followed five runs later, taken at mid-wicket by Vijai Surajpaul off Pereira looking for a big hit.
The right-handed Hobson faced 77 balls and struck three fours and a six.
In their turn at the crease, Guyana were put on course for victory by Chanderpaul and Hetmeyer before fast bowler Colin Archibald (3-32) caused a few anxious moments.
Hetmeyer struck four fours and one six in a brisk innings off 19 balls before he was caught by Tristan Hanley at slip off fast bowler Shevon Moore who claimed two for 45.
The dangerous Chandrapaul Hemraj was caught at gully off Archibald without scoring as he shaped to drive, leaving Guyana on 42 for two.
Archibald then threatened to turn the game on its head when he removed Brian Sattaur and Mohan Ramdeen in successive deliveries as Guyana tumbled to 56 for four.
Sattaur was caught by Hobson at slip for five and Ramdeen was also held in the cordon by Hanley.
Chanderpaul, however, who faced 50 balls and counted two fours, combined with Shawn Pereira (12) to post 34 for the fifth wicket and avert danger.
Guyana will not feature in tomorrow's final round of matches as they have drawn a bye. —CMC
Following are the summarised results from the sixth round of matches in the Regional Under-19 one-day Championship here Monday:
At Kensington Oval: Windwards won by 75 runs
WINDWARD ISLANDS 227 off 49.4 overs (Keone George 74, Larry Edward 40, Taryck Gabriel 30, Nino Henry 24; Aaron Jones 6-14)
BARBADOS 152 all out off 38.3 overs (Shai Hope 74; Preston McSween 3-17, Larry Edward 2-12, Taryck Gabriel 2-28, Ray Jordan 2-43)
At Foursquare Oval: Jamaica won by seven wickets
ICC AMERICAS 135 for nine off 50 overs (Akash Shah 30, Salman Ahmad 28; Kijana Johnson 4-31)
JAMAICA 136 for three off 35.3 overs (Tristan Coleman 35 not out, Aldaine Thomas 35, Kerry Holness 31, Oshane Walters 21)
At Wildey: Guyana won by five wickets
LEEWARD ISLANDS 94 all out off 28.5 overs (Darren Hobson 46; Romario Shepherd 4-17, Shawn Pereira 3-28, Mark Tyrell 2-30)
GUYANA 97 for five off 22.2 overs (Tagenarine Chanderpaul 29 not out, Shimron Hetmeyer 28; Colin Archibald 3-32, Shevon Moore 2-45)
Guyana 34.0 (6 matches)
Jamaica 25.5 (5 matches)
Windwards 24.5 (5 matches)
Barbados 19.5 (5 matches)
T&T 11.5 (5 matches)
Americas 11.5 (5 matches)
Leewards 7.0 (5 matches)
Round 7 - Tomorrow
ICC Americas vs T&T at The Pine Basin
Leewards vs Windwards at Kensington Oval
Barbados vs Jamaica at Bayfield