Leewards, Windwards players shone at U17 cricket

-Guyana ended in the cellar

SCARBOROUGH, Tobago,  CMC- Players from the Leeward Islands and Windward Islands emerged leading performers in the just ended Regional Under 17 competition in Tobago.

Ross Powell of the Leeward Islands scored a tournament high 271 while Windwards’ Daryl Cyrus was the leading wicket-taker with 13 scalps.

Powell’s total figure included one century and two half centuries at an average of 54.2.

In addition to his 107 against Barbados, Powell also scored a composed 90 against Guyana.

Trinidadian wicketkeeper/batsman Amir Jangoo came in number two with 259 runs (two fifties) with a top score of 96 and an average of 51.8.

Barbados’ Shemar Springer was third with 223 runs at an astonishing average of 111.5.

He struck two half centuries, including his tournament best of 71 not out.

In the bowling department, Cyrus was followed by Deswin Currency of Barbados who bagged 12 wickets and Leeward Islands fast bowler Alzarri Joseph 11.
Trinidad and Tobago captured the second edition of the Regional Under 17 title by topping the points table with 24.8 points.

Barbados (19.9 points) edged ahead of Windward Islands (19.5 points) into the second spot while Leeward Islands (13.8 points) and defending champions Jamaica (12.8 points) finished 4th and 5th respectively.

Guyana (6.7 points) took the cellar position.

The Regional Under 17 tournament was inaugurated in 2012 and Jamaica won the title on that occasion.

The WICB Regional Under 15 Tournament commences on July 12 in Jamaica while the Regional Under 19 Tournament will bowl off on July 19 in St Kitts.

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