Title-hopefuls Jamaica suffered their first defeat of the Cricket West Indies Under-15 Championship after going down by six wickets to title-holders Barbados at Chedwin Park yesterday.
Winning the toss and electing to bat, Jamaica, winners of their first two matches in the championships, were dismissed for 167 off their allotted 50 overs.
Barbados, who entered the contest with one win and a loss, then scored 168 for four off 45.2 overs.
Captain Sanjay Walker again led the way for Jamaica with an unbeaten 64 off 104 balls. His knock included six fours and followed similar topscores of 51 and 49 in the opening two matches. Opener Jordon Johnson and Javon Nembhard got 20 each.
Off-spinner Tarique Oneil, two for 17, and pacer Jaden Leacock, two for 37, took the most wickets.
Barbados were piloted to victory by knocks of 53 and 35 not out from opener Jacob Bethel and captain Nimar Bolden, respectively. Micaiah Simmons made 24.
Left-arm spinner Alex Hinds, son of former West Indies batsman Wavell Hinds, claimed two for 29 off 10 overs.
Elsewhere, Guyana beat Trinidad and Tobago by 32 runs at Windalco Oval to revive their title ambitions, while at Jamalco Oval, Windward Islands brushed aside lowly Leeward Islands by seven wickets.
Jamaica will play Guyana at Jamalco Oval in Clarendon tomorrow in their penultimate match before closing out against Windwards at Melbourne Oval on Wednesday.