(SNO) – The Windward Islands Under 19 Cricket Team registered a comfortable 6 wicket victory over Jamaica in their opening round match in the CWI Regional Under 19, 50 over Cricket Tournament taking place in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
On Thursday August 16 at the Cumberland Playing Field, Jamaica batting first was dismissed for 159 in 48.5 overs with Carlos Brown making 70 and Dominik Samuels 25.
The wicket takers for the Windwards were, Johnnel Eugene with 3 for 21 in 10 overs, Shermill Lewis 3 for 29 in 8.5 overs and 1 wicket each to Micah Joseph, Lincoln Durand and Jeron Noel.
In response an opening partnership of 146 between new West Indies B team batsman Kimani Melius and Jahseon Alexander completely took the game away from Jamaica as the Windwards easily reached their target, finishing on 164 for 4 in 27.5 overs.
Kimani Melius top scored with a brilliant knock of 86 in only 69 balls with 11 fours and 4 sixes. Jahseon Alexander made a well played 58 in 73 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes.
Bowling for Jamaica, Sanjay Brown 2 for 22 in 8 overs.