BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Guyana recorded an easy five-wicket win over Leeward Islands to end the West Indies Cricket Board's Under-19 50-over tournament on a high yesterday.
The Guyanese bowled out bottom-placed Leewards for 94 runs and then sped to 97-5 off 22.2 overs as the match ended shortly after the lunch break.
The win took Guyana 34.0 points as they stayed top of the table. They have a bye for the final round tomorrow and will wait on the other results.
Jamaica also had an easy win over the ICC Americas to leapfrog Barbados into second position. Seamer Kijana Johnson took four wickets in six overs to unsettle the visitors, who found scoring difficult at Foursquare Oval.
The Jamaicans then erased the target with ease. Tristan Coleman topscored with 35 not out, while Brandon King ended the match with a big six. The Jamaicans have 25.5 points and will have to beat the Bajans in the final round as well as secure Bonus Points to catch Guyana.
At Kensington Oval, Windward Islands completely outplayed last year's champions Barbados to win by 75 runs to move to third spot on 24.5 points.
The Windwards will have to beat the Leewards in the final round as well as secure Bonus Points if they hope to win the trophy
At Wildey: Guyana beat Leewards by five wickets
Leeward Islands 94 all out off 28.5 overs (Darren Hobson 46; Romario Shepherd 4-17, Shawn Pereira 3-28, Mark Tyrell 2-30) Guyana 97-5 off 22.2 overs (Tagenarine Chanderpaul 29 not out, Shimron Hetmeyer 28; Colin Archibald 3-32, Shevon Moore 2-45)
At Foursquare Oval: Jamaica beat ICC Americas by seven wickets
ICC Americas 135-9 off 50 overs (Akash Shah 30, Salman Ahmad 28; Kijana Johnson 4-31) Jamaica 136-3 off 35.3 overs (Tristan Coleman 35 not out, Aldaine Thomas 35, Kerry Holness 31)
At Kensington Oval: Windwards beat Barbados by 75 runs
Windwards 227 off 49.4 overs (Keone George 74, Larry Edward 40, Taryck Gabriel 30, Nino Henry 24; Aaron Jones 6-14) Barbados 152 all out off 38.3 overs (Shai Hope 74; Preston McSween 3-17, Larry Edward 2-12, Taryck Gabriel 2-28, Ray Jordan 2-43).