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Saint Lucia’s Johnnel Eugene was one of the stars for the Windward Islands, as they beat Leeward Islands by 42 runs on Tuesday in the second round of the West Indies Cricket Board Regional Under-17 Tournament.
Johnnel had 41 runs, took a wicket, and held two catches (one off his own bowling) as the sub-regional team lost to hosts Trinidad and Tobago on Monday. But aside from Daneil Dupigny with three wickets, there was just too little support.
In that opening match on Monday, three other Saint Lucians played. Opening batsman Kimani Melius, Dane Edward, and Rene Montoute were all out without scoring. Rene gave up 14 runs from just two overs.
On to Tuesday, then. Johnnel, the captain of the Windwards, won the toss and opted to bat. Dane was promoted to his normal opening spot, and made 31. Kimani, though, faced the first four balls, hit a sole boundary, and was out.
Johann Jeremiah, coming in at the fall of Kimani’s wicket, made 46. When Johann was bowled, in came the skipper, who compiled 39 runs from 60 balls, including four sixes. Windwards were eventually out for 164 in 45.5 overs.
The Leewards lost their first wicket, Joshua Grant, with just eight runs on the board, Johnnel taking the catch off Daneil’s bowling, the first of his two wickets. Johann, though, took five, whilst Johnnel added three.
Leewards were all out for 122 in just 32.5 overs, and the defending champions are on the board. Trinidad and Tobago made it two wins from two, handing Jamaica their second loss. Guyana also stayed perfect, overcoming Barbados.