West Indies Under-19 Challenge August 12, 2007

Guyana successfully defend Under-19 title

Guyana successfully defended their West Indies Under-19 Challenge three-day title after a four-wicket win over Barbados at Cayon, St Kitts in the final round of matches. Trinidad and Tobago had to settle for a draw against the Leeward Islands at Conaree to seal a third-place finish.

Guyana reached their target of 174 an hour after tea to complete their successful title defence after they won the tournament at home last year. Barbados, continuing from their overnight position of 232 for 9, were dismissed for 245 in their second innings shortly after the resumption.

At Conaree, Kieron Powell and Sherwin Peters both reached three figures as the Leewards batted the entire day to finish at 346 for 3, after starting the day at 107 for 1, 84 runs ahead in the second innings. Powell hit 103 in 267 minutes from 192 balls including nine fours and one six while Peters stroked an unbeaten 101 in 361 minutes, from 310 balls with 11 fours. The two shared a second-wicket stand of 110.

T&T finished third in the tournament with 27 points while the Leewards finished one from bottom with 18. Jamaica took second spot, Barbados were fourth and the Windwards finished sixth and last.

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