Leon Johnson, Dave Joseph Regional Under-19 facts are interesting
Leeward Island’s Antiguan Dave Joseph and Guyanese Leon Johnson are the only Regional Under-19 captains to register double centuries to date it the Regional tournament, since 1970.
Joseph roughed up Guyana at the Eve Leary ground with a belligerent 249 during the Northern Telecoms Under-19 tournament 1989, while Johnson’s unbeaten 200 was against Barbados at Stubbs, St. Vincent & the Grenadines in 2005.
Barbados Leslie Reifer is the only other batsman to reach this milestone, strange enough Reifer had the honour of being the first in 1978 during the Benson & Hedges Championship.
Two other players shared the record as the only individuals to score centuries in each innings at the Regional Under-19 level since 1970; Guyanese Timur Mohamed in 1975 against Barbados at (the Mecca) Kensington Oval and Barbadian Renaldo Parris in 2004 vs. Guyana at Melbourne, Jamaica.
Standing alone, Guyanese Hemnarine Chattergoon is the only player to score centuries in his first and second match at the Regional Under-19 level since 1970.
Barbados Milton Small is the only player to capture a helmet-trick at the Regional Under-19 level in 1983 vs. Guyana at Police Sports Club ground in Jamaica.
Barbados Sherwin Campbell three consecutive centuries against Guyana in 1989 is unmatched.
Trinidad & Tobago’s Ravi Rampaul is the only bowler to capture 10 wickets in an innings at the Regional Under-19 level. Ramphal took 10 for 12 vs. the rest of Americas in 2002 in Jamaica.
Dinanath Ramnarine 14 for 100 vs. Barbados in 1994 is still the best match analysis at the Regional Under-19 level.
Guyanese Mark Harper is the only player to participate at six consecutive Regional Under-19 tournaments; (1972 Barbados), (1973 St. Lucia), (1974 Guyana), (1975 Guyana and Barbados), (1976 Guyana and Jamaica), (1977 St. Kitts).
Guyanese Andre Percival is the only captain to win three consecutive Regional Under-19 Championships (1992 Guyana), (1993 St. Kitts), (1994 Barbados).