Leon Swamy batted Guyana to a 68-run win via the Duckworth/Lewis method over a stunned Leeward Islands side in round two of the CWI Regional Under-17, 50-Over tournament played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad & Tobago.
While torrential rains ravaged parts of the country, washing out the other two
second- round affairs, Guyana, batting first, made 116-9 in 28 overs, with Swamy smoking 41 from 34 balls, with five fours and a six.
Guyana captain and opener Sachin Singh hit 19, while the ever-consistent Nigel Deodat chipped in with 14, as Tariq Newman snapped 4 wickets for 9 runs from six overs, with seamer Jaden Francis chipping in with 2 for16.
The clobbering was swift, as Guyana’s start-studded arsenal of bowlers rocked the feeble Leewards, with Silvan Williams (2-9), Dwain Dick (2-16), Deodat (2-7) and Andre Seepersaud (2-10) decimating the opposition for a mere 49 runs.
Guyana gained 6.2 points from the win, and an aggregate of 6.6 points after two games. The Leewards, who were second in the standings behind T&T, got 0.4 points and now sit on 6.6 points.
In the other games, T&T and Jamaica had to sit and watch the rain fall at the National Cricket Centre (NCC), as play was not possible in Central Trinidad.
Each team involved in the washout games got one point. T&T, however, retains the lead, as with the point gained, its aggregate has moved to 7.2 points. Jamaica, which had 0.4 point coming into this game, is now at 1.4.