Rain plays spoiler in third round, more bad weather forecast for fourth round

Philip Spooner - WICB
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 8:45 PM

Rain plays spoiler in third round, more bad weather forecast for fourth round

Bridgetown, Barbados — Heavy rain associated with Tropical Storm Isaac put a damper on the third round of matches in the West Indies Cricket Board’s Under-19 50-over Tournament on Wednesday.

The bad weather started on Tuesday night and continued throughout the day as all three matches ended in No Result. There was no play between Jamaica and Windward Islands at the Police Sports Complex. The groundstaff worked all morning to get the field ready but a heavy shower at 1:20 pm forced the abandonment.

At Pine Basin, the ICC Americas had the upperhand over Leewards Islands, who struggled to 73-6 off 24 overs, in a match reduced to 31 overs per side. Captain Akeem Saunders again propped up his team’s batting with 32 not out off 50 balls before the rain swept across the ground at 3 p.m.

At the Desmond Haynes Oval, Shimron Hetmeyer continued his good form as he blasted three sixes into the pavilion in a hurricane 43 off 26 balls. This knocked followed up the run-a-ball 116 he scored in his side’s win over Windward Islands on Monday.

Guyana dominated the Trinidad & Tobago attack and were scoring at a rapid rate of over seven runs per over before a heavy shower around 3 p.m. drove the players off the field and left the outfield waterlogged.

Score summaries
At Weymouth: Jamaica vs Windward Islands - No play due to rain

At Desmond Haynes Oval: Guyana vs Trinidad & Tobago
Match reduced to 28 overs per team - No result
Guyana 86-2 off 12 overs (Shimron Hetmeyer 43)

At Pine Basin: Leeward Islands vs ICC Americas
Match reduced to 31 over per side - No result
Leeward Islands 73-6 off 24 overs (Akeem Saunders 32 not out)

Fixtures for Round 4 on Thursday
Windward Islands vs Trinidad & Tobago at Weymouth
Umpires: Jonathan Blades, Leslie Reifer Jr.
Third umpire: Vincent Bullen
Match referee: Carl Brome

Guyana vs ICC Americas at Pine Basin
Umpires: Ryan Willoughby, Verdayne Smith
Third umpire: Roger Broomes
Match referee: Michael Thompson

Barbados vs Leeward Islands at Desmond Haynes Oval
Umpires: Christopher Taylor, Colin Alfred
Third umpire: Valarie Mahon
Match referee: Colin Bowen

BYE: Jamaica

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