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WI U-19 settle for 6th place


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TOWNSVILLE – Despite a defiant century from John Campbell, West Indies lost to England by 13 runs in their fifth-place play-off of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup yesterday.
Middle order batsman Campbell struck 105 as the Caribbean side made 228 in 48.3 overs, chasing a 242-run target set by England.
Campbell hit eight fours and two sixes off 105 balls and, with support from captain Kraigg Brathwaite and Steven Katwaroo, brought Young Windies within sight of victory.
However, when Campbell was trapped lbw to Reece Topley with three more wickets remaining, West Indies’ prospects of a consolation win had all but vanished and they eventually had to settle for sixth place.
Brathwaite hit two fours in his supporting knock of 30 while wicketkeeper Steven Katwaroo got to 25 before he was run out.
Kyle Mayers also tried to keep his side’s chances alive but could only muster 22 when he was lbw to Sam Wood.
Earlier, Wood led the charge against the West Indian bowlers with a top score of 104 runs as England reached 241 for nine in their 50 overs.
Wood hit four fours and seven sixes before Derone Davis ran him out.
Apart from Topley (26) no other English batsman passed 20 runs.
Justin Greaves snared three for 38 to emerge as the best bowler for West Indies while Mayers and Davis took two wickets each for 17 and 58 runs,  respectively.


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