ICC U15 Regional Championship for the Sir Henry Tucker Trophy
Day 1 Results - ICC Media Release
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Three favourites dominate first day U15 action
The three pre-tournament favourites showed dominant form on the first day of the ICC
On the first day of the ICC Americas U15 Championship in
The United States began the defence of their title by first restricting a plucky Cayman Islands outfit to 157 for 9 in their allotted 40 overs, then racing to their victory target in a mere 14,5 overs for the loss of only 2 wickets.
Electing to bat first at the picturesque oceanfront St.David's CC ground, the Cayman Islands made sure the USA bowled their full quota of overs, largely thanks to 29 from opener Rohan Alvaranga (off 49 balls, 4 fours, 1 six) and 25 from Anthony Dawes (57 balls, 2 fours).
In fact the
In reply the
Coming in at the fall of the first wicket, a rampant undefeated 37 from Steven Taylor, off 21 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes ensured the USA reached their target in 14,5 overs, with 162 for 2 and an 8 wicket victory.
At Somerset CC first-time participants Bahamas made a promising start, bowling out the powerful Canadian side for 185 in 35,2 overs, with player of the match Matthew Jesubatham claiming 5 for 52 in his 8 overs. In fact, at 105 for 5 at one point, it needed some useful contributions from the Canadian lower order to get them up to their eventual total, with too many batters perhaps guilty of getting in and not continuing on to bigger individual contributions.
Tristan Ali, with 30 off 42 balls, including 3 fours, was the top-scorer, with four other batsmen getting into the twenties. However, it all proved to be far too much for the Bahamas batting against a potent Canadian bowling line-up, and they could only muster a total of 29 all out in 21,5 overs. Although no batsman reached double figures, mention should be made of Bahamian number three Asmeid Allie, who held out for 9 not out off 45 deliveries.
Siddharth Mookerji, with 3 for 3 in 5 overs, and Nitish Kumar, 3 for 6 in 6 overs, were the undoubted picks of the Canadian bowlers, while Michael Walton weighed in with 2 for 5 in 5 overs, as
In an all-Bermudan contest at the Devonshire Recreation ground, the first-choice
Top scorer for the Development XI was Isaih Lewis, who made 24 off 24 balls, with 4 fours and a six, while best of the Bermudan bowlers were skipper Greg Maybury, 2 for 20 in 5 overs, Tre Govia, 2 for 26 in 6 overs, and Keishon Wilson, 2 for 5 in 2,5 overs.
Player of the match Damian Collins made sure there were no hiccoughs, as he made 28 in 14 balls, with 2 fours and 3 sixes, while Jeloni Albuoy and Kamau Leverock both made 14.
Day two sees Bermuda meet the Cayman Islands at the National Sports Centre,
Monday 4 August:
Cayman Islands v
Tuesday 5 August:
Canada v Bermuda Dev. XI Bailey's Bay
Wednesday 6 August:
Friday 8 August:
Cayman Islands v
USA v Bermuda Dev. XI Southampton Rangers
Saturday 9 August:
Bahamas v Bermuda Dev. XI Bailey's Bay
All games 40 overs per innings.
Start of play 10.30am daily.
Mr. Reginald Pearman President,
"On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank the Bank of Bermuda Foundation once again for their support of the tournament, Dunkley's, the Ministry of Transportation and Digicel for supplying the drinks, transportation and phones throughout the Championship. In addition, I would like to thank the Clubs who have volunteered their venues and the individuals who have volunteered their time to assist the teams during their stay. The smooth running of this tournament could not be accomplished without them."