Guyana defeated the Leeward Islands by 63 runs at Verchilds, on the final day of the opening round of the Regional Under-19 three-day championship in St. Kitts on Wednesday.
Guyana resuming their second innings on 101 for five, motored to 172 for six declared with skipper Ronaldo Ali Mohammed backing up his 5-11 with the ball to finish with an unbeaten 50 off 84 balls which included six fours and a six.
The skipper had shared in a 64 run sixth wicket partnership with Richie Looknauth who made 28 from 42 deliveries with five boundaries.
Set an improbable 293 for victory, the Leewards made a good fist of it thanks to Javani Tyson who stroked 65 and Dimitri Adams who made 59, while Uri Smith struck 43.
They were struggling on 21 for two before Adams and Smith joined forces to add 93 for the third wicket and repair the innings.
Adams produced a counter-attacking knock, stroking 12 fours and a six off just 70 balls while Smith was patient, facing 101 deliveries and counting six fours and a six.
Once the partnership was broken wickets fell steadily and it was left to Tyson, who blasted two fours and five sixes off 94 balls, to provide the late flourish.
Ashmead Nedd led Guyana attack with four for 30 while fellow off-spinner Richie Looknauth picked up three for 58.
Meanwhile, Jamaica defeated Barbados as Trinidad had the better of the Windward Islands in the first round as well.