The Windward Islands beat the ICC Americas by four wickets yesterday at Wales in the fourth round of the
Regional 50-overs under-19 cricket.
Led by a top score of 20 from Aniket Joshi, 19 from Armaan Kapoor and 18 from Vibhan Alterkar, ICC Americas were dismissed for 130 in 36.4 overs as Ryan John had 3-24 and Gidron Pope supported with 3-25.
The Windwards took 24.2 overs to reach 132-6 with Pope leading the way with an accomplished 55 and an unbeaten 30 from Kershaskie Jno Lewis who added 39 in an unfinished sixth wicket stand with Doran Edwards who finished 18 not out as the Americas unit remained winless after four matches.
Nikhil Dutta ended with 2-33, while Delray Rawlings also had two wickets for the ICC Americas who lost their first wicket at 18 when Arsh Buch was LBW to John for seven.
Joshi and Altekar carried their team to 56 in sunny conditions on a slow track before they lost their way and slipped from 56-1 to 125-9.
The Windwards were spearheaded by a 68-run second wicket stand between Pope and Jno Lewis as they romped to an easy win despite losing a few cheap middle order wickets.
The Windwards Islands play Trinidad & Tobago at Enmore, while the ICC Americas take on Barbados at DCC today.
In the other matches played yesterday, Barbados defeated Leewards by eight wickets with 39 balls to spare at Everest. The Islanders were restricted to 151-9 off their allotted 50 overs before Leniko Boucher with 63 and Nicholas Kirton who stroked an attractive unbeaten 58, spurred the Bajans to152-2 from 43.3 overs.
At DCC, Leroy Lugg led the way with 68 as defending Champions Jamaica kept their title hopes alive with a 69-run win against T&T.
After drawing the bye yesterday Guyana go into action today when they face-off with Jamaica in the key match of the round.
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