Windward Islands captain Kimani Melius hit a fluent 79 runs as his team beat Jamaica in the West Indies Under-15 cricket tournament.
Playing at the Guyana National Stadium, Windwards won by 46 runs.
After winning the toss, Kimani opted to bat, and the opener from Babonneau made the most of his decision. He hit 11 fours and a huge six, facing just 63 balls for his 79.
Tijourn Pope added 56, but Kimani’s fellow Saint Lucians did little with the bat. Dhanraj Chaz Cepal made just four, Renee Montoute nine, Lee Solomon three, and Simeon Gerson was unbeaten on three.
The Windwards made 204/8 in 45 overs, the match shortened due to rain.
In reply, Jamaica lost their first wicket to Cazari Charles with just 13 on the tins. But they recovered well, putting on a partnership of 42, before Micah Joseph struck.
From there, it was a procession back to the pavilion opposite Geordae Seymour. Coming in at number four, he was unbeaten on 41. But he was part of only one double-digit collaboration, as Jamaica were restricted to 161/8.
Off spinner Jahseon Alexander took three wickets for 29 runs, all in the middle order. Saint Lucia’s Gerson took two for 27.
The match of the match trophy, presented by match referee Reyon King, went to the Windward Islands captain Kimani Melius.
Windwards play again on Saturday against Trinidad and Tobago at the Albion Sports Complex.