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Rain ruins U-15 fourth round

Published:Thursday | August 3, 2017 | 8:00 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):

Only 39.4 overs were possible in the Regional Under-15 Championship yesterday, as heavy rain across the island wrecked the fourth round of the competition.

All the action came at KMV Oval in the rural northern parish of St Andrew, where hosts and title favourites Barbados clashed with Guyana in a contest that was eventually rained out.

In the other two encounters - Trinidad and Tobago versus Windward Islands at St Catherine, and Jamaica against Leeward Islands at Rubis - play was washed out without a ball bowled.

The adverse weather resulted from a tropical wave which passed through the Eastern Caribbean on Wednesday.

Opting to bat first after play got under way at 10:48 a.m., Guyana rallied to 66 for nine in a game eventually reduced to 35 overs aside, with only AndrÈ Seepersaud (14) reaching double figures.

Tremaine Dowrich (2-8), Thierry Walcott (2-10) and Renacko Belgrave (2-13) all finished with two wickets each.

Chasing a revised target of 64 off 30 overs, the Barbados innings lasted 17 deliveries and 15 minutes before rain returned at 4 p.m. to end play prematurely.

Each team earned a point from the no-results.

The final round is set to bowl off tomorrow.