Fifth-place finish for Guyana at Regional U-17

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Guyana will once again return home without the Regional Under-17 title after they finished fifth out of the six teams at this year’s rain-affected tournament that concluded on Wednesday in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Guyanese, who never won the title since the tournament started in 2012, made a bright start with two wins from as many matches but fell away at the end, losing badly to Jamaica and the Leeward Islands and then had a washed-out match against the Windward Islands.

Due to the inclement weather, the tournament was readjusted to three rounds of 50-over matches and two T20 matches.

On Wednesday, Guyana faced the Leeward Islands in a T20 match at Gilbert Park and lost by 69 runs after they were restricted to 89-9 in pursuit of 159.

Captain Alvin Mohabir top-scored with 27 (1×4; 1×6) from 17 balls and got some support from Jadon Campbell (22) and Sasnarine Haricharran (11).

Micah McKenzie (3-11) and Wilden Cornwall (3-15) did most of the damage for the Leewards while Nathan Edwards accounted for 2-28.

Guyana had a rough outing with the ball, as opener Michael Palmer tore their attack apart with a brutal 61-ball 88 (3x4s; 8x6s), and apart from Brent Joseph with 16, no other batter reached double figures but Guyana leaked 25 extras.

Seamer Bruce Vincent took 3-41 from four overs while Mavendra Dindyal (2-28) and Nityanand Mathura (1-30) were the other men among the wickets.

Their second T20 match, against the Windward Islands, was washed out, and the latter was declared champions by amassing 17.8 points.

Guyana got 11.6 points to finish above the Leeward (8.8 points) while Barbados (14.8 points), Jamaica (14.2 points), and Trinidad and Tobago (12 points) rounded off the table.

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