The victorious team followed closely on the heels of their younger Under 15 counterparts who outplayed Jamaica and most of the other teams Jamaica to capture that title.
This now makes Guyana the winners of two WICB youth championships.
“Our Under 17 team had also given a good account of themselves in TT but, unfortunately, suffered from having one of their games completely washed out. However, the GCB is extremely encouraged by the professional attitude, dedication and teamwork displayed by this bunch of players.”
The GCB said the Under 19 boys played like champions and deserve nothing less than the coveted three day title which had eluded them for years. Guyana started the tournament a bit indifferently with a draw against Windward Islands, but grew in strength and confidence with two comprehensive victories against powerhouses, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago when the two established WI and First Class players came to the party.
There were some praiseworthy individual performances from a few players; against Trinidad and Tobago, Tagenarine Chanderpaul held the lone Guyana innings together with a remarkable unbeaten century; and, when Guyana was staring down the barrel of defeat in their second innings against the Windward Islands, Kemo Paul’s determination and resilience resurrected the innings with a brilliant 90. Against Barbados, Steven Sankar was exceptional with the ball, capturing a 5-wicket haul whilst Shimron Hetmyer registered a classy century.