SCARBOROUGH, Tobago, July 12, 2015 – An unbeaten half century from Grenadian Johann Jeremiah helped the Windward Island Under 17 team defeat Jamaica on Sunday in the Regional Under 17 tournament being played in Tobago.
Having won the toss and electing to bat, the Windwards posted another score over 200. The current leaders of the tournament got to 225 for 5 in their allotted 50 overs. Johann Jeremiah scored 84 not out at the crease. His knock of 84 runs consisted of 8 fours and one 6 in 126 balls.
“Going into the game I had a different mind-set, remained focus. Started a little slow but played myself in and took it from there. While batting my confidence level rose and I was able to score more runs and remain not out” said a confident Jeremiah to Spice Isle Review after the game.
The other Grenadian Captain Emmanuel Stewart only made 15.
In reply Jamaica were dismissed for 122 runs in 29.0 overs with Ajae Gordon top scoring on 45. Pick of the bowlers was Johnel Eugene who bagged 5 for 22 off 9.0 overs and Narun Singh who picked up 2 for 41 off 10 overs.
The win means the Windwards are third with 18.1 points behind T&T who are on 19.1 and leaders Jamaica on 19.4. Guyana 12.2, Barbados on seven and Leeward Islands on 0.8.
This means that any of the three teams (Jamaica, T&T or Windward Islands) can win the title on Tuesday providing they win by a considerably margin with bonus points.
Captain Emmanuel Stewart says the last game won’t be different from the others and that his team has been treating every game as a final. He believes that his team has adapted to the playing conditions quite well despite little hiccups along the way and is confident that they can pull off the win on Tuesday and possibly win the title.
The Windward Islands Under 17 will play Leeward Islands at Canaan, T&T meets Guyana at Mount Pleasant while Barbados and Jamaica will do battle at Shaw Park.