Americas Under-19 Qualifier heats up
by Edward Norfolk

Player:J Gilbert, RCAE Smith
Event:Americas Under-19 Championship 2009

DateLine: 8th July 2009


Canada, USA and Bermuda each won easily on the second day of the ICC Americas Under-19 Qualifier, but the heat turns up in Wednesday’s third round of matches as USA and Bermuda go head-to-head. Americas top two will advance to September’s Global Qualifying competition for places in next year’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup.


Canada dismissed Bahamas for 118, and then saw opening bat Hiral Patel strike his second unbeaten half century of the tournament. Patel made 71 (9 fours, 1 six) to lead Canada to a nine wicket win. He also took two wickets for 27 runs and was named Man-of-the-Match. Spinner Nitish Kumar took three wickets for 18 and Riayzhan Pathan two for 19 in the Bahamas innings. Orlando Stuart, who scored 31 runs, provided the main resistance to the Canadian bowlers. Canada plays Argentina on Wednesday then closes with key games on Friday against the USA and Saturday against Bermuda.


Ryan Corns powered to 58 not out (8 fours, 2 sixes) and Henry Wardley made 37 not out (5 fours) as the USA stormed to a nine wicket win against Argentina. Talha Zamir topped the US bowling with four wickets for 21 runs as Argentina was bundled out for 116 inside 34 overs. Alejo Tissera notched 35 for the South Americans.


Regino Smith, with 34 runs, and Deunte Darrell, with 33 runs, headed the individual scoring as Bermuda reached 218 for 9 wickets in 50 overs against the Cayman Islands. Joshua Gilbert then headed the Bermudian bowling with three wickets for 25 runs as the Cayman Islands tumbled to 103 all out.


Brief scores – July 7


Bermuda 218 for nine wickets (50 overs) beat Cayman Islands 103 all out (41.3 overs)


Bahamas 118 all out (41.3 overs) lost to Canada 119 for one wicket (16.3 overs)


Argentina 116 all out (33.3 overs) lost to USA 118 for one wicket (13.2 overs)


Brief scores July 6


Cayman Islands 84 all out (47.2 overs) lost to Canada 85 for no wicket (8.4 overs)


Argentina 89 all out (31.3 overs) lost to Bermuda 93 for two wickets (13.3 overs)


USA 325 for nine wickets (50 overs) beat Bahamas 75 all out (34.2 overs)


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