By Sean Devers in Trinidad
In a top of the table clash at the Brian Lara Academy in South Trinidad, close to an hour and a half drive from Port-of-Spain, the West Indies Emerging Players beat T&T’s Red Force by 33 runs for their third win to move to the top of the points table with 12 points from four matches.
Justin Greaves’ 80 from 87 balls with seven fours and a six, Kimani Melius’ 39 with five fours, Joshua Da Silva’s 34 with three fours and Yannic Cariah’s 34 led West Indies Emerging Players to 243 all out in 50 overs.
Greaves and Cariah added 93 for the fourth wicket after Melius and Da Silva had posted 67 for the second wicket.
Guyanese Ashmead Nedd made eight and Kevin Sinclair made four as off-spinner Jon-Russ Jaggesar bagged 3-33. He was supported by pacers Anderson Phillip and Odean Smith and leg-spinner Imran Khan with two wickets each.
The 30-year-old Bravo made an even 50 from 72 balls with five fours, 34 from Kyle Hope and an unbeaten 71 from Yannick Ottley offered fight before Red Force were restricted to 233-9 in 50 overs as Keon Harding had 4-59 and Nedd 2-26 bowled well as Red Force suffered their first loss.
Pacer Harding bowled Tion Webster for a duck at 2-1, left-arm Spinner Nedd got rid Jeremy Solozano (17) to leave the score on 22-2.
Hope (34) and Daren Bravo put together 59 for the third wicket before Harding removed his Bajan counterpart Hope at 83-3. Jason Mohamed was LBW to Sinclair for a duck at a run later.
Bravo, already with a century in the tournament, was joined by Yannick Ottley and together they added 48 before Nedd struck again by removing the dangerous Bravo after he had reached his 31st list ‘A’ half century at 132-5.
Ottley and Smith joined forces before rain stopped play and when played resumed Harding removed Smith (2), while Khan was run out for four and when Stephen Katwaroo (20) fell to Harding, Ottley tried his best with some wonderful shots but Red Force finished 33 runs short when their overs expired.
At the Queen’s Park Oval, the Windwards Volcanoes got their campaign started by beating the USA by 44 runs after making 225-9 and bowling out the North Americans for 182 in 45.5 overs.
Desron Maloney (42), Kaveem Hodge (42), Keron Cottoy (43) and Shane Shillingford (39) all missed out on fifties, while Guyanese Bhaskar Yadram just managed seven for the Volcanoes as Elmore Hutchinson, Jessy Singh and Cameron Stevenson had two wickets each for the USA.
Xavier Marshall (20) and Steven Taylor (62 from 100 balls with 7 fours) put together 61 for the second wicket before Taylor and Mrunal Patel (37) added 48 for the third wicket but once they were dismissed only Stevenson (18) offered fight as Man-of-the-Match Keron Cottoy had 5-37 and Alick Athanaze took 3-24.
Jaguars will face the Volcanoes today at the Oval, while Red Force play the USA at the Brian Lara Academy.
Scores: Group A
At Warner Park: Barbados Pride beat Leeward Islands Hurricanes by 32 runs.
PRIDE 255 off 50 overs (Kyle Mayers 113, Tevyn Walcott 39, Jonathan Carter 34; Sheno Berridge 4-38, Jason Campbell 3-30)
HURRICANES 223 off 47.3 overs (Devon Thomas 50, Terrance Warde 41, Kieran Powell 30; Joshua Bishop 3-31, Ashley Nurse 3-46)
At Brian Lara Stadium (TAROUBA): Windward Islands Volcanoes beat United States by 43 runs.
VOLCANOES 225 for nine off 50 overs (Kerron Cottoy 43, Kavem Hodge 42, Desron Maloney 42; Jasdeep Singh 2-24)
UNITED STATES 182 all out off 45.5 overs (Steven Taylor 62, Monank Patel 37; Kerron Cottoy 5-37, Alick Athanaze 3-24)
At Queen’s Park Oval (PORT OF SPAIN): WI Emerging Players beat T&T Red Force by 10 runs.
EMERGING PLAYERS 243 all out off 50 overs (Justin Greaves 80, Kimani Melius 39, Yannic Cariah 34, Joshua DaSilva 34; Jon-Russ Jaggesar 3-33)
RED FORCE 233 for nine off 50 overs (Yannick Ottley 71, Darren Bravo 50, Kyle Hope 34; Keon Harding 4-59)
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