Regional Super50 2017, Group A January 28, 2017

Powell's maiden ton makes it two in two for Leewards

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File photo - Kieran Powell struck his maiden List A century in a win over West Indies U-19 © Getty Images

Leeward Islands captain Kieran Powell struck his maiden List A century, finishing with 105 off 122 balls to lead his side past West Indies U-19 by 88 runs at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. The achievement for Powell comes in his first full season back on the West Indies domestic circuit following a failed attempt to transition to baseball.

Powell's previous List A best in 55 matches prior to Friday was a score of 83, but his century anchored Leewards against the West Indies junior side as they finished 245 all out after being sent in. Wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton was the next best contribution with 28 at No. 5 and he teamed with Powell for the best stand of the innings, 65 runs for the fourth wicket. But when he and Powell fell, it triggered a collapse with the last six wickets going for 44 runs. Keemo Paul dismissed Powell and added three more wickets to finish with 4 for 42.

In reply, West Indies U-19 were bowled out for 157 as Nkrumah Bonner took 3 for 30 to lead the way for Leewards in the field. Four batsmen were dismissed without scoring in the innings as West Indies U-19 struggled to mount a challenge though Shamar Springer top scored with 54 off 67 balls.

In the late match at Coolidge, Trinidad & Tobago scraped past Windward Islands by two wickets. Windwards posted a stiff total of 266 for 7 with Darren Sammy providing a boost late by hitting an unbeaten 60 off 36 balls. Sunil Ambris had earlier struck his second straight half-century for Windwards by top scoring with 69 while Ravi Rampaul took 4 for 43 with the ball for Trinidad & Tobago.

Evin Lewis got the chase off to a terrific start, striking a half-century off just 32 balls as Trinidad & Tobago raced through the Powerplay before Lewis fell for 64 in the 11th to end a 94-run opening partnership with Kyle Hope. Jason Mohammed entered soon after at No. 4 and steered the chase almost through to the end, making 80 until he was the sixth wicket to fall, edging Kyle Mayers behind to Ambris at the start of the 45th over with 22 needed to win. Mayers and Ambris teamed up for two more wickets to put Trinidad & Tobago on edge but Roshon Primus hit the winning runs with two overs to spare.

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  • Johnny865 on January 30, 2017, 5:24 GMT

    @ Trinimon... and also for a bowler who isn't use to playing in English conditions (which is quite challenging ) to come and take 21 wickets in 5 matches isn't bad at all. well let's look at roach last outing for the wi. it was against aus. where he played 3 tests and bagged a massive 2 wickets but to metman that is amazing simply because he Barbadian. also no island can go it alone and be successful simply because to get test status they would need a proper first class system and to most Islands that's a difficult task in itself. ..

  • Johnny865 on January 30, 2017, 4:53 GMT

    @metman.... in most domestic seasons in the Caribbean barring the cpl trinidad plays without ( simmons, narine, bravo Jr, bravo Snr, pollard, ramdin, rampaul, badree) and for the recent 4 day competition we played most of the tournament without (Gabriel, mohammod, Lewis, emrit) so yea that's more than a playing 11. and u also talk about barbados playing with a third string team. how funny because you all played with your best team last year and still lost the 4 day and super 50 tournament so your point makes no sense. just like the way you perceive things.

  • TriniMon on January 30, 2017, 4:02 GMT

    And to those who's saying that T&T should go it alone, get real. None of the current WI regional teams can go it alone and expect to be a competitive full member. Stop talking rubbish. You're just giving Metman more fuel to come back here to post more nonsense.

  • TriniMon on January 30, 2017, 4:00 GMT

    @Metman: An average of 24.28 in away conditions, in first division, is impressive, not only for me, but for most people. I guess the only thing not impressive about it is that he's not Bajan, or rather, he's Trini. His average is actually the 4th best of all pacers with 20+ wickets that season in division one. All above him are/were England internationals, and Keith Barker who is always impressive. Tell me any current WI pacer who can average sub 25 in a county season and get back to me. For the record, I don't see any of Marshall, Daniel, Garner and Clarke playing cricket right now, so your point is irrelevant. If you want to compare with past players, then Steve Smith, Kohli, ABd, Amla, etc are all rubbish because they only average about half of what Bradman did. Or, Steyn, Ambrose, Marshall, etc are all rubbish because they averaged double of what George Lohmann did. Your statements are pointless. And just to rile you up more, I agree completely with what Mr.Cricket has said.

  • mar2000 on January 30, 2017, 0:40 GMT

    On your way back to partner young Braff at the top of WI TEST team. Stay focus and stay fit.GOOD LUCK.

  • Metman on January 29, 2017, 22:54 GMT

    @johnny865 ......name those 8 to 10 of your best players mate. A Bdos third string team minus 10 on WI duty recently beat a Trinidad second string team boosted by 2 BAJANS. Know what that means ? that all ya reserves not worth '' what pappy shot at "...yet allya want to go it alone as though your so called best players would be around until thy kingdom come.

  • Metman on January 29, 2017, 21:19 GMT

    @MR Cricket......2 years back KEMAR ROACH was the LEADING WI fast bowler followed by Jerome Taylor...check your stats before you run your mouth and fyi Roach is 28 and Rampaul is 32 and getting fat around the waist and chin.lacks stamina and good for only one spell. @johnny865......that team that is languishing at the bottom IS NOT the same team that defeated Bdos last year and you know that ,as a matter of fact Bdos with a weakened team did defeat a full fledged Trinidad team the year before....you too should check ESPN stats before you run your mouth. @trinimon...an EXPERIENCED fast bowler av. 24.28 in County cricket is impressive for you ? then again the mid twenties is the yardstick you trinis deem as impressive ...batting or bowling...BUT,,,check the stats of Marshall,Daniel,Garner and Clarke and get back to me. @WNHS...and he was impressive BECAUSE he clean bowled Darren Bravo first ball.So are you telling me HE ONLY BOWLED ONE BALL ?? or Bravo was the ONLY batsman in the team.

  • Johnny865 on January 29, 2017, 12:39 GMT

    Wait wasn't it this third string tnt team who is languishing at the bottom of the table that defeated the full strength Barbadian team in last year finals ??? maybe you all should consider coming to our t20 festivals instead....

  • MR Cricket.. on January 29, 2017, 11:52 GMT

    Metman that's the craziest thing I have ever heard. 2 years a back rampaul was wi no1 pace bowler in both the shorter format but lost his place due to politics. So don't u think if he is he is bowling well he should be give another try?? To u I guess not but in an earlier post u were saying that roach should be given another chance as he is finding back form. Seriously ? Someone who has been struggeling for the past 3 years to take a wicket and who has also lost about 10k in speed but deserves another look at. well you would think he should be given another chance ohh along with wi best spinner benn

  • johnycrg on January 29, 2017, 11:15 GMT

    So you guys really think that those players who already show no interest in playing for T&T will suddenly all return and play if they go it alone? Let's be realistic. T&T will never pay as much as IPL and probably not even BPL. They will never put it first

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