Guyana crush Jamaica to lift under-19 three-day title

Guyana thrashed Jamaica by nine wickets to lift the 2017 Regional Under-19 Championship title on the last day of their final round match in St. Kitts on Saturday.

Ronaldo Ali Mohammed

Playing at Conaree, Guyana declared at their overnight 250 for eight and quickly bowled out Jamaica for 139 in their second innings.

Raewin Senior top-scored with 31 while Darren Small got 30 but seamer Ronaldo Ali Mohammed (4-25) and left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd (4-67) grabbed four wickets apiece to wreck the innings. Set 77 for victory, Guyana cruised to their target with Raymond Perez striking an unbeaten 44.

Raymond Perez

The victory lifted Guyana top of the standings with 68.9 points while Jamaica, who started the game as table leaders 5.5 points clear, ended second on 58.6 points.

Trailing by 63 runs on first innings, Jamaica struggled in their second turn at the crease, sliding to 16 for two before Small and captain Brad Barnes with 25, put on 46 to stabilise the innings.

Ashmead Nedd

However, both perished within six overs of each other to leave Jamaica on 77 for four and the last six wickets then tumbled for 62 runs.

The result was never in doubt once Perez stroked eight fours in his 61-ball knock, putting on 50 for the first wicket with Javid Karim (17). (CMC)

Scores: JAMAICA 187 (Brad Barnes 64, Rajni Roye 27; Ronaldo Ali Mohammed 5-30, Ashmead Nedd 3-52) and 139 (Raewin Senior 31, Darren Small 30; Ronaldo Ali Mohammed 4-25, Ashmead Nedd 4-67)

GUYANA 250 for eight decl. (Richie Looknauth 61 not out, Ramnarine Chatura 59, Kevelon Anderson 38; Brad Barnes 3-45, David Bird 2-61) and 80 for one (Raymond Perez 44 not out)