Barbados clinches Under-17 championship

Barbados has won the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Under-17 title after their six-wicket victory over Guyana at the National Cricket Center in Central Trinidad last week.

Trinidad and Tobago, who had won the tournament for the last two years, finished on 20.5 points following their victory at Gilbert Park, Central Trinidad, just behind Barbados (20.6) and Guyana who finished third on 19.2 points.

The Barbadians edged the hosts by 0.1 point. The tournament rules award teams with 0.1 point for every wicket taken by a fast bowler.

Trinidad and Tobago had entered the final round in third place and needed to get full points to stay in the hunt for the top-two places. They finished on 20.5 points to get second place after defeating the Leeward Islands.

Guyana placed third (19.2 points), while Leeward Islands ended in fourth position.

Windward Islands placed fifth with 13.4 points after defeating cellular-placed Jamaica (1.5 points) by 83 runs at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Central Trinidad.

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