Guyana convincingly won the 1998 Regional under-15 championship in Jamaica
Please allow me to remind your cricket writer Mr. Sean Devers, who reported in a recent Saturday edition of the Kaieteur News sports section, that Guyana is still hunting its first title at the Regional under-15 level since the tournament was inaugurated in Trinidad & Tobago 1996.
For the records the Land of Many Waters under the management of Mr. Carl Moore, Coach Mr. Wayne Jackson and captain Narsingh Deonarine, Guyana triumphantly won the 1998 championship in reggae country, Jamaica.
Deonarine was named the most valuable player; he also scored the first century at Regional under-15 level for Guyana at the end of the tournament. An All Stars team was announced with Deonarine at the Helm.
Narsingh Deonarine, Donovan Pagon and Dwayne Smith were the stars from that tournament that have already graduated to Test cricket.
Strange enough Deonarine and Pagon made their test debuts together at Bourda against South Africa 2005 while Smith had earlier made his debut against the same opponents with a pugnacious century.
Deonarine and Windwards Garvin Roberts scored centuries on the same day but the debate is still abound of who had the honour of recording the first three figure score in Regional under-15 cricket.
Please find the conquering heroes of the 1998 regional under-15 championship in Jamaica: Narsingh Deonarine (Captain), Derwin Christian (wicketkeeper), Ron Matthews, Roopnarine Ramgobin, Maxwell Atkinson, Troy Cornelius, Rohan Tulsi, Royston Crandon, Colin Murray, Shivanand Madholall, Bachan Balram and Eshwarnand Narine.