Solozano hits century, U-19s whip Americas
Jeremy Solozano slammed an unbeaten 139 before leg-spinner Jesse Bootan grabbed three wickets for 22 runs to lead the Trinidad and Tobago Under-19 team to a 167-run victory over the ICC Americas team in the fifth round of the West Indies Cricket Board Regional Under-19 50 overs competition in St Kitts yesterday.
Playing at Molineaux, T&T batted first and piled up 269 for five off their 50 overs, with Solozano leading the way with ten fours and seven sixes. He faced 141 balls.
The ICC Americas were then dismissed for 102 in 37.4 overs, with Bootan leading the charge. The other T&T spinners followed suit, with left-arm orthodox bowler Justin Joseph taking two for 16 from seven overs and off-spinner Bryan Charles snatching two for 17 from ten overs.
Bootan sent down 5.4 overs. Pacer Al Small also chipped in with one for 13 from four overs.
In other matches yesterday, Jamaica maintained their unbeaten record, defeating Guyana by 80 runs in their match at Conaree while Barbados scraped to a four-wicket win over the Leeward Islands in their clash at Verchilds.
At Conaree, Jamaica batted first and made 234 for six off 50 overs with Tristan Coleman hitting an unbeaten 96. Guyana were dismissed for 154 in reply with Fabian Allen and Ramaal Lewis grabbing three wickets each.
At Verchilds, the Leewards made 137 all out and Barbados reached 138 for six off 47.3 overs to clinch a tense victory.
The next round of matches bowl off tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.
Jamaica 234-6 (50 overs) (Tristan Coleman 96 n.o., Fabian Allen 47) vs Guyana 154 (48 overs) (Shimron Hetmyer 46; Fabien Allen 3/18, Ramaal Lewis 3/31)
—Jamaica won by 80 runs
T&T 269-5 (50 overs) (Jeremy Solozano 139 n.o.) vs ICC Americas 102 (37.4 overs) (Jesse Bootan 3/22, Justin Joseph 2/16, Bryan Charles 2/17, Al Small 1/13)
—T&T won by 167 runs
Leeward Island 137 (Tristan Hanley 33, Avier Christian 24; vs Barbados 138-6 (47.3 overs) (Dario Boyce-Malcolm 35, Jafari Toppin 32; Jeremiah Louis 4/32)
—Barbados won by 4 wkts
Tomorrow’s WICB Under-19
(All matches bowl off at 9.30 a.m.)
Windward Islands vs T&T, Conaree
Leeward Islands vs Jamaica, Molineaux
Barbados vs ICC Americas, Verchilds