But stunning wins for T&T, Jamaica over front-runners upstage him

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Kimani Melius hit a commanding hundred to carry Windward Islands to a comfortable victory, but stunning defeats for the tournament front-running pair of Guyana and Barbados captured the headlines and set up an intriguing final round in the WINDIES Under-19 Championship today

Melius, the highly-regarded WINDIES Under-19 batsman, anchored the Windwards’ batting with a boundary-studded 102 that paved the way for his side’s 93-run victory over Canada in the sixth and penultimate round of the competition.

In one of the two key matches however, Rivaldo Ramlogan was the pick of the bowlers, as T&T set back the Guyanese bid for a fifth straight title with a four-wicket win.

And in the other pivotal match, a tidy all-round performance from former WINDIES Under-15 all-rounder Raewin Senior topped a destructive spell from Camarie Boyce to set up Jamaica for a sensational three-wicket victory over the Barbadians.

At Park Hill: All but 14 of Melius’ runs were in boundaries, comprising 13 fours and six sixes, as the Windwards amassed the highest total for this year’s tournament of 310 for seven from their allocation of 50 overs, after they chose to bat.

Micah Joseph supported with four fours and seven sixes in 90 from 80 balls and shared 92 for the seventh wicket with Lincoln Durand that added to the Canadians’ frustration.

Canada never recovered after they stumbled to 93 for six, but Kavian Naresh made 71 from 74 balls and shared a seventh-wicket stand of 76 with Nicholas Manohar to help the visitors post their best total of the tournament.

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16th Match: Canada U19 vs Windward Islands U19

At the Arnos Vale Sports Complex: Ramlogan grabbed 3-27 from 9.5 overs, as Guyana were bowled out for 116 in 37.5 overs.

Kevelon Anderson hit the top score of 42, but no other batsman reached 20, as the Guyanese batting failed to ignite.

No T&T batsman distinguished himself, but they collectively inched their way past the target with 133 balls remaining.

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18th Match: Guyana U19 vs Trinidad & Tobago U19

At Sion Hill: Senior snared 4-28 from 10 overs to trigger another inexplicable Barbados batting collapse for 77 in 34.3 overs.

No Barbadian batsman reached 20, after they chose to bat.

Leg-spinner Boyce collected 4-25 from 8.4 overs however, to put the Jamaicans on the back-foot before Senior gathered 19 not out to take his side over the finish line in 23.4 overs.

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17th Match: Jamaica U19 vs Barbados U19

In the final round of matches on Wednesday, Windwards face Guyana at Arnos Vale, Leeward Islands meet Barbados at Park Hill and T&T tackle Jamaica at Sion Hill.