Second-place finish for Guyana at Regional U-15 tournament


Guyana managed to defeat Trinidad and Tobago in their final match of the Regional Under-15 50-over tournament in Grenada but it was not enough to stop unbeaten Barbados from winning the title.

In the contest reduced to 15 overs due to rain, Guyana reached 96-5 from their allotment of overs compliments of Navin Boodwah who struck three fours in his 26 from 24 balls while Dave Mohabir was unbeaten with 17 (2x4s) from 13 balls. Dominic Redhead took 2-21.

Trinidad was restricted to 72-5 compliments of Arun Gainda (1-14), Dhanesh Persaud (1-8), Arif Khan (1-10) and Mohabir (1-17). Darrius Batoosingh top-scored with 19 while Yasir Deen was unbeaten on 13.

Guyana finished the tournament with three wins and one defeat.

Meanwhile, Barbados was crowned champions when they defeated the Leeward Islands in the 15-over-per-side match by 16 runs to top the table with 18.4 points.

Barbados batted first and made 73-0 off 15 overs with solid knocks of 31 from Shem Sargeant and 29 from Kemar Dixon. In reply, the Leewards ended on 57-8 with the top score of 22 from Tanez Francis, which came off 26 balls.

Jamaica batted well to defeat the Windward Islands by four wickets. The Jamaicans scored 97-6 with 33 off 26 balls from Savio Jones the best score. Earlier Windwards made 96-5 with Joden Charles (32) and Leon Alexander (24 not out) batting well.
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