Scarborough, Tobago – Trinidad and Tobago captured the second edition of the West Indies Cricket Board Tobago House of Assembly 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 home side completed four wins, beating Leewards, Windwards, Barbados and Guyana. Trinidad and Tobago lost only to Jamaica in the third round.
Barbados gained their points by prevailing in three matches against Jamaica, Guyana and Windwards.
Ross Powell of the Leeward Islands, scored a tournament high 271 runs with 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.
Next was Barbados’ Shemar Springer who tallied 223 runs at an astonishing average of 111.5. He struck two half centuries, including his tournament best of 71 not out.
Rounding off the top five run scorers was Guyana’s Shimron Hetmyer (192 runs, 38.4 avg) who was the only other batsman to have scored a century in the tournament.
Windwards’ Daryl Cyrus was the leading wicket-taker with 13 scalps at an average of 9.85. He was followed by Deswin Currency of Barbados who bagged 12 wickets at 11.33 apiece. Leeward Islands fast bowler Alzarri Joseph snared 11 wickets at an average of 17.45 while Jamaica’s captain Abhijai Mansingh took 10 at 13.4.
Ian Boyce (Barbados), Kershaki Jno Lewis (Windward Islands), Carl Vialva (T&T) and Varindra Jagrup (T&T) each took nine wickets to share the number five spot.
The lanky Joseph registered the only five wicket haul of the tournament with 5 for 40 against Guyana.
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.