The Windward Islands were the only team to achieve a second win in the second round of the West Indies Under-19 cricket tournament, thanks in large part to their Saint Lucian vice captain.
The Windwards thumped Canada in their opening match, but on Thursday they came up against tournament hosts Jamaica. And the Jamaicans were providing a much stiffer challenge to the young men from the eastern Caribbean, mowing through the middle order after a solid opening partnership.
But up stepped Dornan Edward, with the Windwards in a precarious position, having lost their sixth wicket with less than 140 on the tins.
Edwards steadied the ship and set it on the right course, however, stroking seven boundaries and two maximum hits in his score of 61 off 57 balls, as he led the Windwards to a total of 227 all out in 49.2 overs.
Jamaica were never in the chase, succumbing to a total of a mere 99 all out in 35.3 overs and losing by 128 runs. Edwards took a wicket for good measure, but Ryan John was the main destroyer, taking four for 16.
The Windward Islands surged to the top of the table as the only unbeaten team.