BASSETERRE — Jamaica defeated Barbados comfortably by six wickets to pick up another win in their quest to do the double in the Regional Under-19 50-over Cricket Tournament yesterday at Conaree.
Jamaica won the toss and asked the Barbadians to bat first and dismissed them for 161 in 46.5 overs. Aaron Jones spent 90 minutes at the crease, scoring 42 runs from 64 balls. He struck four boundaries during his time at the crease. There were also good starts for Dario Boyce-Malcolm (27), Carlos Maynard (26) and Jafari Toppin (23).
But Barbados were bogged down by the Jamaican bowlers with Ramaal Lewis (2-26), Fabian Allen (2-29) and Nicholas Walters (2-39) all picking up a couple of wickets to add to their team’s cause.
In response, the Jamaican batsmen made fairly light work of their chase cruising to 162 for 4 in 42.4 overs. Fabian Allen and Brandon King led the way, putting on an unbroken 115 run, fifth-wicket stand, to lead their team to victory.
Allen’s knock of 58 not out came off 99 balls and included four fours and three sixes. He sent some 104 minutes at the crease. At the other end, King’s 53 not out came from 91 balls and contained three fours and a six. His stay at the crease was 142 minutes.
Chad Williams was Barbados’ best bowler, taking 2-38. (windiescricket)