Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 23rd 2016 Contents FATULLAH, Bangladesh---Captain
Shimron Hetmyer and opener Tevin
Imlach both pummeled hundreds as
West Indies Under-19s turned the
page on their recent whitewash at
the hands of Bangladesh by crushing
Scotland Under-19s in their opening
official warm-up of the ICC Under-
19 World Cup.
The Caribbean side piled up 342
for four off 50 overs and then limited
the Scots to 194 for seven off their
allotted overs, to come away with a
148-run victory at the Khan Shaheb
Osman Ali Stadium yesterday.
Hetmyer carved out 136 off 116
deliveries while Imlach gathered exact-
ly 100 off 115 balls.
Imlach put on 27 for the first wicket
with Gidron Pope who scored nine
before retiring but Hetmyer joined
the fray to extend the partnership to
232 before Imlach retired in the 38th
The left-handed Hetmyer struck
16 fours and two sixes and was first
to three figures in the 36th over while
Imach counted 12 fours in his knock
before retiring in the 38th over.
Pope returned to continue his
innings and ended on 34.
Scotland picked up their first wicket
in the 41st over when Hetmyer finally
perished with the score on 266 but
the Windies middle ordered ensured
the score went beyond 300.
In reply, the Young Windies had a
brilliant start when left-arm quick
Obed McCoy removed both openers,
captain Neil Flack without scoring
and Jack Waller for four, with only 15
runs on the board.
However, Ben Wilkinson struck a
top score of 63 off 97 balls with ten
fours and Owais Shah, 55 off 82 deliv-
eries with seven boundaries, to revive
the innings in a stand of 98 for the
Finlay McCreath, who weighed in
with 32 from 52 balls with two fours
and six, put on 43 for the fourth wick-
et with Wilkinson before the innings
declined, with five wickets tumbling
for 34 runs.
Seamer Shamar Springer was
behind the collapse, claiming three
for 19 in a five-over spell.
West Indies Under-19s face South
Africa in their second and final official
warm-up on Sunday at the same
The Windies will do battle in Group
C of the tournament alongside Eng-
land, Fiji and Zimbabwe.
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Windies youth win
The Barbados cricket team brought
tremendous pride to the people of
their nation on Errol Barrow Day, as
they easily defeated the Windward
Islands Volcanoes by seven wickets
in the semi-finals of the 2016 Nagico
Super50 series at the Queen s Park
Oval on Thursday.
Spinner Sulieman Benn was brilliant
on the day to grab 4/26 as the Wind-
wards despite 44 from Devon Smith
was bowled out in 45.3 overs for 175.
Left to get the relatively simple task of
176 runs from 50 overs, the Barbados
Pride ensured there would be no upset,
as West Indies opener slapped 80 to
take them home at 179/3 off 44.2 overs.
With the win, the Barbadians would
now meet group host T&T Red Force
in the title match at 1.30pm this after-
noon at the Queen s Park Oval.
Windwards threatened to make a
match of it early on with the scalp of
Dwayne Smith but it was short lived,
as the obdurate Brathwaite proved
immovable. He found able allies in Shai
Hope (28), Jonathan Carter (28) and
Sharmah Brooks (33 not out) to seal
the win. Brathwaite ended with 80 not
out off 120 balls with nine fours.
Winning the toss and deciding to
take first strike, the Windwards lost
opener Johnson Charles without scoring
with the score on two. The joy for the
Barbadians were short lived as the vet-
eran Devon Smith and the consistent
Tyrone Theophile came together to
bring their team right back into the
game. With the game meandering away
from the Barbadians, skipper Jason
Holder called on the experience Sulie-
man Benn and he delivered.
He got the Windwards mainstay
Devon Smith for 44, stumped by Shane
Dowrich and the innings went downhill
from that point. Smith faced 58 balls,
struck five fours and a six and was
looking very threatening when his
innings was cut short. He and Theophile
posted 74 runs in 17.5 overs together
and while together, the Bajans looked
Benn however would have none of
it and immediately sent back West
Indies player Andre Fletcher for two.
Next on his radar was Theophille who
fell caught at slip for 31 off 60 balls
with four fours.
Benn using his tremendous height
to get the spinning ball to bounce awk-
wardly was able to nab four crucial
wickets that broke the back of the
The Islanders slipped from 76/1 to
121/8 before a rearguard 28 from Kyle
Mayers took them to their eventual 175.
National long distance runner Tonya Nero
will not compete at the 2016 Rio Olympic
Games in August, after not making the qual-
ifying standard at the Standard Chartered
Dubai Marathon in Dubai, United Arab Emi-
Nero needed to complete the 26.2 mile trek
in two hours and 45 minutes (2:45:00) or less
to qualify for the Olympics. Unfortunately, Nero
finished 26th among the women in 2:59:47.
The first woman to finish was Tirfi Tsegaye
Beyene in 2:19:41, more than one minute ahead
of her countrywoman Amane Beriso Shankule
(2:20:48). Ethopia dominated the event as the
top five women all represented the East African
country. It was a fast race as the winning
women s time at the T&T International
Marathon on Sunday was 2:58:42 by Kenyan
Following the race Nero posted on her Face-
book page: "I finished in a time of 2:59:49 in
the Dubai marathon. It was not the qualifying
time, but it was my best for the day. With 13k
to go I depended on my left leg to carry my
body throughout the rest of the race. I want to
thank everybody as your prayers, encouragement
and positive vibes helped me make my way to
the finish line. God was definitely my strength.
I told myself that I am not leaving Dubai with
a DNF by my name because I proudly represent
my country and the Caribbean at large. By the
way, I officially declare the marathon as a crazy
person sport lol. It s just not normal, but I will
do it again."
Ethopia also dominated the men s race, also
making a clean sweep of the top five finishers.
It was competitive among the men, as the top
five were only seperated by one minute and 20
seconds. Winning the men s and overall title
was Tesfaye Abera Dibaba in 2:04:24, one minute
and a half slower than the world record. The
current world record holder is Kenyan Dennis
Kimetto, who won the Berlin Marathon on Sep-
tember 28, 2014 in 2:02:57.
Nero fails to make
National long distance runner Tonya
342 for four off 50 overs
(Shimron Hetmyer 136, Tevin
Imlach 100 ret. )
194 for seven off 50 overs
(Owais Shah 55, Ben
Wilkinson 63 ret; Shamar
Springer 3-19, Obed McCoy
Women's Top Ten
1 Tsegaye Beyene, Tirfi - Ethopia - 02:19:41
2 Beriso Shankule, Amane - Ethopia - 02:20:48
3 Melkamu Haileyesus, Meselech - Ethopia - 02:22:29
4 Asefa Kebede, Sutume - Ethopia - 02:24:00
5 Seboka Seyfu, Mulu - Ethopia - 02:24:24
6 Eshete Habtegebrel, Shitaye - Bahrain - 02:25:36
7 Tufa Demissie, Mestawet - Ethopia - 02:26:34
8 Mekash Tefera, Dinknesh - Ethopia - 02:28:19
9 Daska Molisa, Mamitu - Ethopia - 02:28:53
10 Ifa Geletu, Megertu - Ethopia - 02:29:45
*26 Nero, Tonya - T&T - 02:59:47
Men's Top Ten
1 Abera Dibaba, Tesfaye - Ethopia - 02:04:24
2 Berhanu Hayle, Lemi - Ethopia - 02:04:33
3 Mekonnen Asefa, Tsegaye - Ethopia - 02:04:46
4 Lemma Kasaye, Sisay - Ethopia - 02:05:16
5 Wasihun Lakew, Mula - Ethopia - 02:05:44
6 Ayele Woldegiorgis, Abayneh - Ethopia - 02:06:45
7 Kiplimo Kosgei, Samuel - Kenya - 02:06:53
8 Regassa Dabe, Tilahun - Ethopia - 02:08:11
9 Kiplagat Rono, Thomas - Kenya - 02:08:34
10 Teshome Bekele, Mesfin - Ethopia - 02:09:24
Pride vs Volcanoes
D Smith st Dowrich b Benn
J Charles c Brooks b Nurse
T Theophile c Nurse b Benn
A Fletcher lbw Benn
S Ambris c Holder b Warrican
L Sebastien c Dowrich b Benn
K Mayes c Nurse b C Brathwaite
S Shillingford lbw Warrican
M Mathews b C Brathwaite
D Johnson not out
Extras 1lb, 3w
Total all out (45.3)
Fall of wkts: 2, 76, 81, 87, 95, 121, 121, 126, 151, 175.
Bowling: J Holder 7-0-35-0, A Nurse 10-2-42-2, C Brathwaite
8.4-0-41-2, S Benn 10-0-26-4, J Warrican 10-2-30-2.
Barbados Pride inns
D Smith lbw Mathew
K Brathwaite not out
S Hope c Fletcher b Mayers
J Carter c&b Sebastien
S Brooks not out
Extras 8w, 1lb, 1b
Total for 3 wkts (44.2)
Fall of wkts: 0, 45, 83.
Bowling: M Mathew 7-0-30-1, D Johnson 6-0-26-0, K Mayers
4-0-17-1, K Cottoy 7.3-0-47-0, L Sebastien 10-0-34-1, S
Result: Barbados won by 7 wkts.
Man of the match: Sulieman Benn.
Bajan Pride glows on Errol Barrow's Day
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