Regional U-19 one day Cricket Tournament
Alleyne 63* leads Bajans to 6-wkt win as Martina hits 65 for Leewards
Barbados achieved victory in the third round of the Regional one day U-19 Cricket Tournament yesterday after Anthony Alleyne lashed a magnificent unbeaten 63, which included a four to conclude match as they replied to the Leeward Islands 166 at Everest Cricket Ground, Camp Road.
The Leeward Islands were asked to take first strike and were discharged in 35.3 overs when Chaim Holder and Kyle Mayers snatched three wickets each in the process of dismissing them. Kraigg Braithwaite assisted with two, while Justin Greaves took one.
Larry Audian, who scored five runs in the first round of the one day tournament, was unfortunate again after being run out for naught. Joining him in the no scoring spree was Dymon Parris as Rahkeem Cornwall (2) was caught by Justin Greaves off Braithwaite.
Shaquille Martina made the highest score for the day after hitting two fours and three sixes in 65 before being dismissed by Holder as Leewards slipped to 87-4. Nino Henry (40), who seemed unstoppable, contributed with three fours and three energetic sixes but was halted when Mayers disrupted his stumps.
The Leewards were all out for 166 before lunch when Mayers continued the hunt in the thirty-fifth over striking out Triston Hanley and Daniel Doram.
Barbados’ reply to the Leewards was an easy task as they won by six wickets reaching 170. Braithwaite and Shane Parris contributed with 31 and 32 respectively to depart at 67-2. Braithwaite was caught behind off a delivery from the right handed spinner Cornwall. Parris was caught by Audain after the ball ballooned off his bat from Doram, the left handed spinner.
Mayers (17) was dismissed by Wasim Mintos as Shai Hope (8) was caught by Chavil Archibald off Doram as the Bajans slipped 152-5.
Alleyne (63*) and Neil Brown (8*) drove their team to triumph at 15:04hrs when the last ball of Mintos over took flight like the Caribbean Airlines. Alleyne thumped the balls for ten fours with a six to ensure victory. (Juanita Hooper)