Leewards score first win in Regional Under-19 Championship

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – Leeward Islands disposed of Windward Islands inside two days on the penultimate day of the third round of matches in the Regional Under-19 Championship here Sunday.

Playing at Sion Hill, the Leewards pulled off a six-wicket victory to mark their first win of the tournament following two straight defeats.

Resuming from their overnight 119 for seven with a lead of already four runs, Leewards racked up 156 in their first innings, with Demari Benta converting his overnight 38 into a top score of 54.

With a lead of 41, Elroy Francis then put the Leewards further in command when he grabbed five for 23 to send the Windwards tumbling for 98.

Opener Kimani Melius top-scored with 30 but the Windwards collapsed from 49 for two to 98 all out, losing their last eight wickets for 49 runs.

Set 58 for victory, Leewards got home easily with Mikyle Louis belting 31 from 26 balls with a four and four sixes.

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