WINDWARD Islands and Saint Lucia top-order batsman Garvin Serieux left no stone unturned as he hammered 122 runs from 130 balls for the Windward Islands against Guyana on the opening day of Cricket West Indies Regional Under -17 tournament currently ongoing in Trinidad and Tobago, as the Windwards beat Guyana by 59 runs at the National Cricket Centre (NCC).
Batting first after winning the toss, the Windward Islands scored 284 for the loss of 8 wickets in their allotted 50 overs with Serieux leading the charge with a magnificent 122 that included fifteen fours and one six; also amongst the runs were Teddy Bishop 91 off 155 balls with ten fours, Lee Solomon (Saint Lucia) batting at No.3 scoring a quick firing 31 off 20 balls with six fours, Kegan Arnold 11 and Simeon Gerson 10.
Saint Lucia’s Akim Auguste batting at No. 4 and Dominic Auguste batting at No. 6 were both run out for 0 and 3 respectively.
Bowling for Guyana, Sheldon Charles took 2 for 32 in 5 overs, Silvan Williams picked up 2 for 43 in 8 overs, and there were 1 wicket each for Dwain Dick and Andre Seepersaud.
Chasing 249 for victory, Guyana was bowled out for 225 in 47.5 overs with opening batsman Sachin Singh top scoring with 52 off 60 balls with seven fours and one six, Seon Glasgow 51, Nigel Deodat 26, Leon Swamy 18 and Sheldon Charles 11.
Bowling for the Windward Islands, Dominic Auguste bagged 4 for 42 in 9.2 overs, Akeem Auguste picked up 4 for 50 in 10 overs and Simeon Gerson 2 for 42 in 8.1 overs.
The Windward Islands team – Simeon Gerson, Tiron Charles, Teddy Bishop, Ethan Doctrove, Jamie Buddy, Lee Solomon, Jahiel Walters, Tyran Theodore, Mickel Riviere, Keygan Arnold, Garvin Serieux, Dominic Auguste, Ackeem Auguste and Jedd Joseph.
The Guyana team – Sachin Singh, Seon Glasgow, Navindra Persaud, Yeudister Persaud, Andre Seepersaud, Hrithik Singh, Niran Bissu, Nigel Deodat, Gevon Schultz, Bhadesh Parsotam, Sheldon Charles, Silvan Williams, Leon Swamy, Dwain Dick.
In the other matches played on day 1, defending champions Trinidad and Tobago defeated Barbados by 154 runs at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.
Scores in the encounter, Trinidad and Tobago 250 for 8; Leonardo Julien 83, Rivaldo Ramlogan 57, Tariq Mohammed 31 and Isaiah Gomez not out 22.
Bowling for Barbados; Matthew Forde 2 for 37, Amari Alexandre Goodridge 2 for 45 and 1 wicket each for Jayden Orlando Hoyte and Ramon Romario Simmonds.
In reply, Barbados was bundle out for 96 in 29.4 overs with R Worrell 19, R Clarke, 17, S Forde 15, Matthew Forde 14 and D Springer 13 the main contributors with the bat.
Bowling for Trinidad and Tobago, Sameer Ali 3 for 13, Anderson Mahase 2 for 25 and 1 wicket each for Jayden Seales, Rivaldo Ramlogan, Nicholas Ali and Isaiah Gomez.
The Leeward Islands defeated Jamaica by one wicket at Gilbert Park.
The Leewards after a wonderful bowling display had to chase only 138 for victory and they got home at 139 for nine wicket with just one ball to spare.
Jamaica 137 all out in 43.1 overs with Lenox Simpson 42 and Oneil Roberts 27 the main contributors with the bat.
Bowling for Leeward Islands Tariq Newman took 4 for 14 and Kenny Sutton 3 for 32.
Chasing 139 for victory, the Leeward Islands reached their target for the loss of 9 wickets in 49.5 overs. Kenny Sutton top scored with 29.
The Leewards at one stage were 61 for 1, then tumbled to 85 for 5; before Antonio Fernandes and Jaylen Francis came together with the score on 125 for nine and were able to get the required 13 runs without being separated.
Bowling for Jamaica, Akeel Hanchard picked up 3 for 29, Brandon English 2 for 28 and Razaq Williams 2 for 27.
Round two of the tournament which starts today will see the Windward Islands up against Barbados at Gilbert Park, Trinidad and Tobago play Jamaica at the National Cricket Centre and Leeward Islands versus Guyana at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.