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Barbados are U-15 champs

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):

Barbados crowned themselves champions of the Regional Under-15 Championship when they beat Trinidad and Tobago (T&T)by 15 runs in the final round of the tournament here Friday.

Needing just a point to clinch their fourth title, Barbados claimed full honours from the contest at North Stars in the rural northern parish of St Lucy, ending on 26.4 points.

Leeward Islands, meanwhile, finished second on 19.8 points after beating Windward Islands by 59 runs at Windward Cricket club, while Guyana, who finished fourth on 14.7 points, snatched a 26-run win over Jamaica at St Catherine.

Windwards finished third on 13.9 points, Jamaica were fifth on 7.6 while winless Trinidad and Tobago were last on 1.7.

DISMISSED FOR 172

In the key fixture, leaders Barbados were dismissed for 172 off 43.3 overs after opting to bat first, with Che Simmons holding the innings together with a top score of 47 not out.

In reply, opener Aaron Bankay struck an unbeaten 62 while Tariq Mohammed got 45, but T&T found themselves short of their target.

Guyana made 139 for nine off 42 overs with Anthony Williams top-scoring with 35 and Ricardo Ramdeholl hitting 26. Brandon English was the best bowler for Jamaica with three for 20.

Jamaica then made 113 all out off 40.2 overs, despite Shemar Phillips's 32.