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Thursday 15, April-2004
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.
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).
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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