COUVA, Trinidad – Barbados made it back to back titles, when they won the West Indies Rising Stars Under-17 Championship by a mere 2.8 points ahead of Jamaica.
Round five was hampered by rain with two of the three matches abandoned. At the National Cricket Centre, the Leeward Islands faced seven overs from Guyana reaching 26/1 when the rain started.
Barbados and Jamaica entered Round five, 2.9 points apart, sitting in the top two spots on the table, with the championship title on the line. After nine overs, with the Barbados score on 29/1, the rain intervened. This forced the match officials to take an early lunch and subsequently the game was called off.
Barbados finished the championship on 17.9 points, 2.8 points ahead of Jamaica who finished on 15.1 points.
At Brian Lara Cricket Academy- Trinidad and Tobago won the toss and elected to bat first against Windward Islands. They managed 95-5 in 29.5 overs. Set a revised target of 116 from 28 overs, Windward Islands managed 115/5 in 28 overs; match tied: Windward Islands picked up 2.3points and TT
2.2.2019 West Indies Rising Stars Championship Player Awards;
Best Wicketkeeper- Nimar Bolden (Barbados) – 8 dismissals, 8 catches
Most wickets- Tyran Theodore (Windward Islands) – 14 wickets
Most runs- Teddy Theodore (Windward Islands) – 149 runs with a top-score of 96 (highest individual score in tournament)
Most Valuable Player- Jaden Leacock (Barbados)
2nd Place- Jamaica
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