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Jamaica On Top of The World as They Complete Double

Jamaica defeated Barbados by 56 runs to win the three-day tournament and complete the double in the West Indies Rising Stars Men’s U19 Championship on Tuesday.

On a tense final day of the three-day final, Jamaica recovered after being bowled out for 87 in their second innings to send Barbados tumbling for 142 all out, with 10 balls remaining at Arnos Vale.

The result meant they won both titles, having secured the 50-over trophy last month.

Leg-spinner Tamarie Redwood led the champions with 4-47 to end with a seven-wicket match haul while seamer Raneico Edwards supported well with 3-31. Joshua Dorne top-scored for Barbados with 34, opener Zion Brathwaite got 28 while Nimar Bolden and Nathan Sealy both struck 23.

“It’s a feeling I can’t describe. I’m totally elated,” said Jamaica head coach Terrence Corke. “We have not won this in over 10 years so it’s good to get the double now. The last time we won the double was 2010 and now we’re winning it away from home. That’s a plus for us.”
Resuming the morning on four without loss and an overall lead of 115, Jamaica folded quickly courtesy of incisive spells from off-spinner Saurav Worrell (4-14) and fast bowler Raneico Smith (3-11). Steven Wedderburn top-scored with 39 while Reon Edwards chipped in with 20.

At Park Hill, the third-placed playoff between Guyana and Windward Islands finished in a draw while Trinidad and Tobago defeated Leeward Islands by nine wickets after chasing down 118 at Cumberland, opener Justin Jagessar stroking an unbeaten 64.