Regional U-17: Jamaica inflicts Guyana’s first loss


Guyana Under-17 team suffered their first loss in the ongoing Regional Under-17 tournament to Jamaica by nine wickets at Inshan Ali Park, Trinidad and Tobago, on Tuesday.

After two wins via solid performances with the bat, they had a meltdown against Jamaica, bowled out for 112 in 35.3 overs.

The in-form duo of  Rampertab Ramnauth (1) and Mavendra Dindyal (15) did not get going as they did in the two previous matches.

It took a top score from captain Alvin Mohabir (27) and Zachary Jodah (15) to get Guyana over the 100-run mark, despite there being 26 extras.

Tamarie Redwood (3-27) and Marlon Williams (2-10) did most of the damage for the Jamaicans as each of the other bowlers prized out one wicket each.

Jamaica then blazed to their target by reaching 116-1 in 13.5 overs led by pugnacious knocks of Jordan Johnson – 50 (9x4s;1×6) from 39 balls and Adrian Weir – 52 (5x4s;4x6s) from 41 balls.

Dillon Ramsaroop took the lone wicket to end with figures of 1-27 from three overs.

Attention now switches to the two T20 matches, both of which will be played today (July 27) at Gilbert Park.

Guyana faces the Leeward Islands from 09:00h and then the Windward Islands from 14:30h.

Guyana has never won the Under-17 tournament since it started in 2012 but winning those two T20 matches could see that feat accomplished.

The tournament was readjusted to three rounds of 50-over matches and two T20 matches due to the inclement weather which washed out the initial first two rounds.

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