NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Spinners Joshua Bishop and Bhaskar Yadram combined to stun English County Kent and hand West Indies Under-19s their first success of the Regional Super50, with a 28-run victory here Thursday.
In pursuit of 155 for victory at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium, Kent were in control at 76 for two before suffering a sudden collapse and losing their last eight wickets for 51 runs, to be bowled out for 127 off 34.5 overs.
Captain Sam Northeast got 37 and opener Sean Dickson, 20, but they were the only two to get into the 20s.
Sixteen-year-old left-arm spinner Joshua Bishop snatched four for 44 from his 10 overs while off-spinner Yadram claimed three for six from just five overs, the pair picking up seven of the last eight wickets to fall as Kent tumbled to their second defeat of the tournament.
Asked to bat, the Under-19s also suffered a collapse to be bowled out for 155 off 46.3 overs. They were well placed at 83 for one but lost their way to surrender their last nine wickets for 72 runs.
Opener Matthew Patrick top-scored with 45 while Yadram chipped in with 29 and all-rounder Keemo Paul, 20 not out.
Shian Brathwaite’s poor run continued with 12 but Patrick struck two fours and a six off 79 balls as he put on 60 for the second wicket with Yadram.
Once the pair were separated the innings went into decline, however, and only Paul hung around to eke out precious runs at the end.
Ivan Thomas was the best bowler with three for 39 while fellow seamer Darren Stevens (2-17) and off-spinner Adam Riley (2-30) both finished with two wickets apiece.