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U-15s suffer first defeat


Thursday 15, April-2004

by Louis Holder in Kingstown

LY-CROWNED 2004 West Indies Under-15 Cricket Champions Barbados suffered their first defeat when they were beaten by the Leeward Islandsin their final match of thetournament yesterday.

Playing without captain Simon Steel, out with a fractured finger, Barbados, chasing a modest 157 runs for victory in 50 overs, were bundled out for 102 injust 26 overs.

Middle-order batsman Amal Nurse topscored with an aggressive 30, while openers Rashidi Boucher (17) and Richard Greaves (12), along with stand-in skipper Christopher Jordan (11) were the only other batsmen to reachdouble digits.

Earlier, the Leewards, winning the toss and batting on a firm pitch, reached 156 for eight in their allotted 50 overs.

Trevier Smithen topscored with 43 to gain the Man-Of-The-Match award, while Jordan, Carleon Brome andStefan Gooding took two wickets each.

The presentation ceremony took place yesterday at 7 p.m. and the young Barbados cricketers, coach George Linton and managerDenis Osbourne are due home at 10:35 a.m. tomorrow morning.

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Toss: Leeward Islands; Weather: sunny; Pitch: firm; Outfield: fast.

Leeward Islands

*K. Powell c Cooke b Brome 1

A. Samuels lbw b Brome 11

+J. Lambourdier b Gooding 16

D. Thomas c Jordan b Gooding 23

T. Smithen b Jordan 43

D. Procter c Nurse b Vaughan 7

T. Ward lbw b Jordan 6

C. Morton c Boucher b Cooke 6

V. Shadrach not out 2

C. Carey not out 3

Extras (b4, lb2, w27, nb5) 38

Total (for eight wkts - 50 overs) 156

Did not bat: E. Beridge

Wkts fell at: 18, 23, 49, 97, 111, 130, 150, 151.

Bowling: Brome 5-0-14-2 (w6), Nurse 5-1-7-0 (w2), Sealy 5-0-24-0 (w3, nb4), Gooding 10-2-31-2 (w4), Vaughan 10-1-29-1 (w5), Cooke 10-0-38-1 (w6, nb1), Jordan 5-0-7-2 (w1).

Barbados innings

R. Boucher lbw b Beridge 17

R. Greaves c Powell b Smithen 12

+R. Arthur c Powell b Smithen 5

A. Nurse c and b Carey 30

R. Williams lbw b Beridge 6

S. Cooke run out 3

*C. Jordan c Samuels b Ward 11

S. Gooding not out 2

R. Vaughan run out 0

D. Sealy lbw b Carey 0

C. Brome b Ward 5

Extras (b2, lb2, w7) 11

Total (all out, 26 overs) 102

Wkts fell at: 25, 34, 34, 56, 70, 92, 92,93, 93.

Bowling: Morton 1-0-12-0, Shadrach1-0-4-0, Beridge 8-1-32-2 (w2), Smithen5-1-22-2, Ward 8-1-19-2.

Result: Leewards won by 54 runs.

Umpires: Oswald Nanton, John Mark.

Man-Of-The-Match: Trevier Smithen.


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