August 21, 2012
Dember 14-wicket haul undermines Jamaica

Vincentian off spinner Kenneth Dember finished with match figures of 14 for 89, as the Windwards took first innings over Jamaica in a drawn match at the Weymouth Ground,{{more}} in the final round of the 2012 West Indies Cricket Board Under-19 Cricket tournament, which ended in Barbados on Thursday.

Dember, in Jamaica’s first innings of 116, bagged 6 for 45 and claimed 8 for 44, as Jamaica was dismantled for 122. The Windwards made 192 in their only innings.

His returns have surpassed previous Windwards bowling performances at the Under-19 level.

Another Vincentian, leg spinner Keron Cottoy, had match figures of 13 for 98, achieved in 2008 against Guyana, when the tournament was staged in Barbados.

Previously, leg spinner, Grenadian Rawl Lewis had raked in 12 for 81 against Barbados in 1993, when the tournament was held in St Kitts.

Dember ended the three-day tournament with 18 wickets from four matches.

He bowled 81.5 overs, including 16 maidens, and conceded 173 runs.

Dember, who hails from the Troumaca in North Leeward, got his wickets at a cost of 9.61 runs apiece.

His second innings performance against Jamaica earned him the award for the best bowling performance for this year’s tournament.

Meanwhile, his tally of 18 wickets put him second in the Windwards’ pecking order, only bettered by the St Lucian left arm spinner, who captured 22 wickets, to be his team’s lead bowler.

Dember placed sixth in the list of leading wicket takers in this year’s tournament.

Host Barbados emerged as the champion team for 2012, taking the title with 45.5 points, despite not winning any of their matches outright.

The Barbadians’ tally included a tournament-high 18.5 bonus points and 27 match points.

Guyana was second with 38; Trinidad and Tobago was third with 37 points; the Windwards finished fourth with 36.

Dethroned champions Jamaica was fifth with 29 points and the Leewards last with 21.5 points. (RT)