A century by West Indies U-16 batsman, Mavindra Dindyal, failed to help Guyana overcome a batting onslaught by defending champions Barbados in their second match of the Regional Under-15 Super50 Cup yesterday in Antigua.
Barbados, who lost their opening game to Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday, batted their way to 332-7 after winning the toss at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. Joshua Morris scored a 68-ball 72 (9x4s) batting at number three, while later in the innings, number six batsman, Kamario Grant, struck a 77-ball 89 (8x4s,1×6). Both batsmen lost their wickets to off-spinner Alvin Mohabir. The 13-year-old, who captained Demerara to the U-15 Inter-County title this year, finished with 3-52 from eight overs to lead Guyana’s attack, while pacer Isai Thorne grabbed 2-66 from 10 overs. Krsna Singh also bowled well. The spinner finished with 1-38 from 10 overs.
In reply, Guyana lost Saturday’s century-maker, Rampertab Ramnauth, for eight (via the run out route), while opening batsman Anthony Khan fell for 16 (44 balls) before Mohabir joined Dindyal and the pair added 111 runs for the third wicket.
Mohabir, who looked for the singles, finished with 31 from 53 balls, while Dindyal fell just after for 126 from 120 balls. In total, the GCC cricketer struck 17 fours and a six.
Although a few middle and lower order batsmen attempted to play their hands, good bowling and a climbing run rate undermined the batting and the overs eventually expired, leaving Guyana at 237-8.
Jadon Campbell scored 12 (20 balls), skipper Zachary Jodah, nine (18 balls), Tameshwar Mahadeo, 10 (15 balls) and Ravishkar Sobhai, six (15 balls).
Guyana, who defeated Jamaica on Saturday, will face the Windward Islands on Tuesday.