TT won the Cricket West Indies Regional Under-15 50-over tournament, despite losing by seven wickets to Guyana in the final round in Antigua, yesterday.
The title was decided by the narrowest of margins – TT fast bowlers took one more wicket than their Guyanese counterparts. Both teams ended the tournament with four wins and one loss from five matches, but TT copped the title because of the fast bowling points. Each wicket taken by a fast bowler gets .1 of a point for their team.
TT got to 180/2 in 43 overs when rain ended the innings. Justin Jagessar ended on 73 not out off 113 deliveries, including six fours, and captain Andrew Rambaran struck an unbeaten 33.
Chasing a revised target of 204, Guyana got to the target in 30.2 overs with the loss of three wickets. Rampertab Ramnauth and Mavindra Dindyal were the top batsmen for Guyana, cracking 92 not out and 52 respectively.
At Liberta Sports Club: Barbados won by one run.
BARBADOS 196 off 42.4 overs (Achilles Browne 58, Joshua Morris 44; Royce Paul 4-14) vs WINDWARD ISLANDS 195 off 47.2 overs (Steven Abraham 44, Luke Wilson 41, Royce Paul 40; Nathan Sealy 3-21, Isaiah Folkes 3-46).
At Coolidge Cricket Ground: Guyana won by seven wickets (DLS method)
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 180 for two off 43 overs (Justin Jaggesar 73, Andrew Rambaran 33, Kavir Boodoosingh 29) vs GUYANA 204 for three of 30.2 overs (Rampertab Ramnauth 92 not out, Mavindra Dindyal 52).
At the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium: Jamaica won by 151 runs.
JAMAICA 250 for two off 39 overs (Adrian Weir 161 not out, Kev’Aundre Virgo 45) vs LEEWARD ISLANDS 109 off 28.2 overs (Nathan Edward 35; Odel Samuels 4-30).