Rising Stars U-15: Guyana thump Leeward Islands by 147 runs, but finish second overall

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For the second year in succession Guyana missed out on championship honours in the Cricket West Indies Rising Stars Under-15, 50-over Championship, finishing with less fast bowling points than champions Barbados.

Both nations finished with four wins in the five-round tournament in Antigua, with their head-to-head in the opening round deemed a no-result due to bad weather.

Purely on match points, Guyana and Barbados copped 18 points each (four each for a win and two for the no-result), but it was the fast bowling points that proved decisive in determining the champion team.

The Bajan accumulated four fast bowling points to finish on 22 points overall, while Guyana mustered 2.8 fast bowling points to end on 20.8 points in second spot.

Summary of Guyana’s performance

Round One: No-result vs Barbados (abandoned without a ball bowled)

Round Two: Defeated Trinidad and Tobago by nine wickets 

Round Three: Defeated Jamaica by 14 runs

Round Four: Defeated Windward Islands by 91 runs

Round Five: Defeated Leeward Islands by 147 runs 

The Barbados players celebrate their title success on Wednesday

See below overall points table

In their final round game on Wednesday at Liberta Sports Club, Guyana thumped the Leeward Islands by 147 runs.

Led by half-centuries from top-order batsmen Parmeshwar Ram and Emmanuel Lewis and another solid knock from skipper Adrian Hetmyer, Guyana posted a formidable 258-8, their highest total of the tournament.

Opener Ram made 60 off 83 balls (5x4s) and Lewis 60 off 55 (5x4s, 3x6s), while Hetmyer scored 48 off 66 (4x4s) to finish the competition as Guyana’s leading runsorer with 155 runs at an average of 51.66.

Khush Seegobin made 19, while Shamar Apple and Danvir Seegobin chipped in with 18 apiece. Bowling for Leeward Islands, Jaquan Athanaze took 2-35 and S. Harris 2-53.

Emmanuel Lewis (left) and Parmeshwar Ram jointly topscored with 60 against Leeward Islands in the final round game on Wednesday in Antigua

In reply, Leeward Islands folded for 111 from 35.4 overs with T. Tonge scoring 28. Bowling for Guyana, Richard Ramdeholl took 2-0 off four deliveries, Ravaldo Pereira 2-11 off three overs, Ram 2-32 off seven overs and Arif Khan 2-40 off 10 overs.

Pereira was Guyana’s leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 10 scalps, with a best of 5-29 against Jamaica. Khan was also impressive in the tournament, taking Guyana’s best bowling figures of 5-18 against Trinidad and Tobago.

In the other two games, Barbados whipped Windward Islands by 192 runs and Trinidad and Tobago defeated Jamaica by eight wickets.

Below are the summarised scores

At Bethesda Sports Ground: Barbados 297 all out from 49.2 overs (Jahidi Hinds 84, Damarko Wiggins 62, Justin Parris 58; Earsinho Fontaine 5-18) vs Windward Islands 105 all out from 26.2 overs (J. Charles 32; J. Worrell 3-17)

At the Coolidge Cricket Ground: Jamaica 101 all out from 38.1 overs (Demario Hall 50; Aarion Mohammed 4-17, Aaden Owen 3-14) vs Trinidad and Tobago 102-2 from 19 overs (Z. Maraj 32*, Zakariyya Mohammed 29*)

 

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