T&T Under-17 cricket champions

The Trinidad and Tobago team was crowned Under-17 cricket champion for the first time but the Windward Islands dominated the individual awards when the competition ended recently.

Trinidad and Tobago beat Guyana by 0.3 points after winning their five matches with the other two fixtures abandoned because of rain, to finish with 20.6 points. Guyana also had a similar record, playing unbeaten but a diminished fraction of a bonus point (0.1) proved their undoing in the fifth and last round of the week-long tournament.

Defending champions Windward Islands placed third overall in the six-team round-robin series with 14.2 points with Barbados (14), Jamaica (7.3) and Leeward Islands (1.4) occupying the last position.

Johnel Eugene of the Windward Islands took home the “Most Valuable Player” prize for an exceptional all-round performance.

He made 132 runs, with a highest score of 51 not out, for an average of 44 and a strike rate 60.27. He also took eight wickets off 37 overs bowled, conceding 139 runs with a best performance of four for 29 against Jamaica.

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