Guyana defeated the Windward Islands to capture the Regional Under-19 50-over title in St. Vincent last week.
Trinidad and Tobago’s heartbreaking loss to Jamaica helped Guyana to be crowned Under-19 champions.
Both teams headed into the final round of matches with a similar record of four wins and one loss, but Guyana took the title after they soundly beat the Windward Islands by seven wickets, while Trinidad and Tobago lost by four runs to Jamaica to gain second place.
Guyana’s victory was spurred on by a spirited bowling performance by opening bowlers Joshua Jones and Qumar Torrington, along with Kevelon Anderson.
Jones struck with the second ball of the innings dismissing Jaheil Walters for a duck without a run on the board and 12 runs later accounted for the wicket of Teddy Bishop.
Anderson was brought back into the attack and he quickly snapped up the wicket of top scorer Jaheson Alexander for 22, to spark a middle-order collapse which saw the Windward lose their last seven wickets for 54 runs.
Anderson finished with figures of 4-26 and he received good support from Torrington (3-26) and Jones (3-17).
Needing a win to have any hope of the double after capturing the Four-Day title, Trinidad and Tobago fell agonizingly short to Jamaica.