Friday, February 23, 2018

Powell century inspires Leewards fightback


Ross Powell belted a century to inspire an exciting come-back by the Leeward Islands against Guyana on the second day of their first round match in the Regional Under 19 tournament here yesterday.

Powell batted impressively to pile up 130 runs, powering Leewards to 300 for eight after resuming from their overnight total of 21 for one wicket at the National Stadium.

They now lead by 30 runs on first innings after Guyana were all out for 270 runs on the opening day.

Leeward Islands  suffered an early set back when they stumbled to 49 for the loss of two wickets.

But their innings were lifted by a powerful second wicket stand between Powell and  Kacey Carty which repaired the damage and put them on course to a strong total.

Carty scored 64 before he was bowled  while Jeremiah Louis also provided good support with a knock of 49.

Sharaz Ramcharran 2-45 and  Steven Sankar 2-71 were the main wicket takers for  Guyana.

Leewards Under-19s  who lead by 30 runs with two first innings wickets standing have already collected 5.3 points while Guyana has already earned 5.2