Under 19 World Cup Day 11 – PNG, Scotland suffer defeats

Scotland and PNG both lost heavily to full member opposition in their plate quarter finals.

Scotland at the U19 World Cup
Scotland U19s line up before their match against West Indies - Cricket Scotland

Papua New Guinea and Scotland were both defeated by full member opposition in their plate quarter finals. PNG lost to West Indies and, and Scotland fell to Zimbabwe, both by margins of more than 100 runs.

West Indies U19s (317/6, Nandu 128, Ray 3/43) beat Papua New Guinea U19s (148 ao, Oru 27*, Nandu 2/14) by 169 runs

PNG fell to their 4th heavy defeat in 4 matches, as they fell to hosts West Indies at Diego Martin Sports Complex, Trinidad.

PNG won the toss and elected to field first, and kept things through Junior Morea and Rasan Kevau. However, they were unable to claim any West Indies wickets, as the hosts crept to 29/0 after 10 overs.

As the change bowlers came on, the West Indies opening pair began to accelerate. Shaqkere Parris and Matthew Nandu settled in, building a strong partnership in the process. Parris was dismissed by Kevau for 64 in the 29th over, by which time the hosts had amassed 155 runs. Although Patrick Nou bowled Teddy Bishop for 15, the hosts continued to cruise, reaching 200/2 in the 36th over.

Nandu brought up his century off 115 balls, and then began to attack alongside Kevin Wickham. The two raised the score to 298/2, before Boio Ray struck thrice in the penultimate over, including Nandu for 128. Barnabas Maha claimed a wicket in the final over, but the hosts slogged to a 317 total.

PNG produced their most competent batting performance of the tournament in reply, but their efforts fell far short. Boio Ray was bowled by Nathan Edwards for a golden duck in the 2nd over, and Peter Karoho was LBW for 21 in the 7th. From there, Maha and Christopher Kilapat settled into a slow partnership. Maha was bowled for 15 with the score 49/3, before Kilapat and Ryan Ani both fell in consecutive overs.

From 65/5, Aue Oru and Patrick Nou offered an extended resistance, raising a 37-run partnership to take the score beyond 100. Though Nou was out for 15, and Junior Morea for a golden duck, Oru pressed on with the tail to score 27*. Katenalaki Singi (11), John Kariko (9) and Rasan Kevau (7) all made small contributions, but PNG were eventually all out for 148.

PNG will play Uganda on Friday in the 13th place play-off semi-finals.

Zimbabwe U19s (248 ao, Welch 78, Jarvis 3/46) beat Scotland U19s (140 ao, Mackintosh 25, Bennett 3/25) by 108 runs

Scotland were comfortably beaten by Zimbabwe in their plate quarter final match at Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad.

After losing the toss, Scotland were asked to bowl first, but got a good start when Emmanuel Bawa was LBW to Charlie Peet in the 2nd over. Despite an early wicket, Zimbabwe made a quick start through Matthew Welch. Jack Jarvis removed Panashe Taruvinga for 3, but Zimbabwe continued to press the scoring rate, reaching 45/2 after 10 overs.

Alongside Brian Bennett, Welch continued to score comfortably, bringing up his 50 in 80 balls. Bennett soon caught up, making 50 in 53 balls as Zimbabwe ended the 30th over 154/2. Lyle Robertson provided a much-needed breakthrough for Scotland to remove Bennett for 54. Welch fell shortly after for 78 to Ruaridh McIntyre, but Zimbabwe pressed on with David Bennett and Steven Saul. At 211/4 with 7 overs to go, Zimbabwe were eyeing up a large total. But Scotland clawed it back with a series of wickets. Two for Jack Jarvis, one each for Charlie Peet, Oliver Davidson, Sean Fischer-Keogh saw Zimbabwe bowled out for 248 in the final over.

Scotland started slowly in pursuit of 249, reaching 14/0 after 6 overs before MgGini Dube dismissed Charlie Peet. Muhaymen Majeed could add only four before falling to Bennett with the score 33/2.

A steady fall of wickets kept Scotland firmly on the back foot. Oliver Davidson (12) and Jack Jarvis (24) both fell before Scotland passed 80, and Tomas Mackintosh for 25 the ball after Scotland made 100. Mackintosh’s wicket started a collapse that saw Scotland reduced to 105/7. The tail managed to delay the inevitable conclusion for 10 overs, but with the Bennett brothers sharing 4 wickets between them, Scotland were all out for 140.

Scotland next play against Canada in the 13th place play-off semi-finals on Saturday.

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