Guyana/Windwards encounter end in Tie
Regional One-Day U-19 Cricket
Dethroned three-day champions Windward Islands snapped up the last five Guyana wickets for 22 yesterday Bourda to finish their 2011 Regional One-Day under-19 cricket campaign with a thrilling Tie as the Guyanese batsmen again failed to fire in the last round of this year’s competition.
Guyana is yet to win a title since Regional under-19 limited overs cricket began in Trinidad in 1998 and yesterday they slumped from 180-5 to 202 all out in 45.2 overs replying to the 202 all out in 49.2 made by the Islanders on a slow track in sweltering heat.
West Indies leg-spinner Amir Khan had 4-32 for the Guyanese as the Windwards recovered from 127-8 with Shaquille Browne ensuring the tail wagged with 44.
Guyana lost Jomal LaFluer off Ray Jordon at 3-1, while West Indies under-19 batsman Kwame Crosse was leg before to Jordon for 2 three runs later and when Dominique Rikhi was removed by Browne at 30-3, the top order was once again showing how brittle it was.
Chanderpaul Hemraj offered some resistance in his 40 before be was bowled at 84-4, while Kevin Boodie lofted Larry Edwards, who finished with 4-33, to deep mid-wicket and at 158-5
Guyana were coasting to victory. But after Ricardo Adams was forced to retire hurt feeling unwell for 48, wickets fell in a heap and when Khan was run out looking for the winning run, the Windwards had staged a remarkable fight back to Tie the game. Guyana finished on 13.2 points in the fourth position ahead of Jamaica and the Leeward Islands who finished last in both the One-Day and Three-Day tournaments.