Windwards falter to second in WICB Under-17 cricket competition
July 18, 2014

Windwards falter to second in WICB Under-17 cricket competition

The Windward Islands stumbled and fell at the final hurdle to finish second in the West Indies Cricket Board Under-17 cricket competition.{{more}}

Needing to avoid defeat against host Trinidad and Tobago, in the final round of matches last Tuesday in Tobago, the Windwards lost by seven runs, thus moving themselves out of the top spot.

Chasing 185 to win and the title, the Windwards, who lost wickets along the way with regularity, were dismissed for 177.

Ryan John top scored with 52, Akil Matthew 34, Joshua Mann 28 not out and Emmanuel Stewart 20, being the principal scorers.

Bowling for Trinidad and Tobago, Kirstan Kallicharran took 3 for 32, Dejourn Charles 2 for 13, and Nathaniel Mc David 2 for 21.

When the host batted, they made 184 all out off 46.4 overs; Keegan Simmons 40, Brandon Maharaj 40, Sachin Seecharan 27, Kirstan Kallicharran 22; Ryan John took 3 for 30, Darel Cyrus 3 for 46, Joshua Mann 2 for 27 and Alick Athanaze 2 for 38.

The Windwards finished the competition on 19.5 points, trailing Barbados who topped the standings with 19.9.

The Windwards recorded wins against Guyana, Barbados and the Leewards, but lost out to Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

But Barbados kept their end of the bargain as they too needed to come away victors against Jamaica, in the event that the Windwards lost to Trinidad and Tobago.

The newly crowned champions beat Jamaica by seven wickets: Scores: Jamaica- 121 all out. Brad Barnes 39, Michael Frew 23. Bowling for Guyana- Tremaine Harris had 3 for 20, Dominic Drakes 3 for 30 and Shamar Springer 2 for 28.

Barbados – 127 for 3; Dikembe Wilson 51 not out and Tashawn Boyce -32.

Other wins for Barbados were versus Trinidad and Tobago and the Leewards, while their match against Guyana was rained out.

The Leewards recorded their first win of the tournament, defeating Guyana by 17 runs.

The Leewards posted 244 for 9 from their maximum 50 overs: Kofi James slammed 104. Sherfane Rutherford had 3 for 51, Akenie Adams 2 for 26, Keemo Paul 2 for 42 and Renaldo Ali-Mohammed 2 for 57.

Guyana replied with 226 all out off 48 overs; Keemo Paul 57, Sherfane Rutherford 39, Adrian Sukwah 29.

The Leewards’ bowling was led by Kofi James 3 for 30, Jaidel Richardson 2 for 32 and Tyrone Williams 2 for 33.

Completing the other positions were Jamaica third on 18.6, with Guyana – fourth with 14.1; T&T fifth on 12.1 and Leewards sixth on 7.9 points. (RT)