GCB congratulates Guyana U-15 team after unbeaten run at Regionals

Guyana narrowly missed out on the title and was only edged out due to the fast-bowling points captured by winners Barbados. The Bajans finished with 22.0 points including 4.0 pace points, winning 4 of their 5 games with a no-result.

Meanwhile, the Guyanese also finished unbeaten, winning 4 games with a no-result as they finished with a total aggregate of 20.8 points, with 2.8 points coming from the efforts of their fast-bowlers.

Ironically, both Guyana and Barbados recorded their 2 respective points from the No result contest in the first round where the two sides were set to open the competition before bad weather forced the stoppage of play.

It should be noted that Opener Parmeshwar Ram emerged as the leading run-getter for Guyana with a total of 135 runs at an average of 45.00, from the 4 games played. Ram had scores of 37*, 8, 30 and 60. Cricket West Indies had made an error; publishing Adrian Hetmyer as Guyana’s leading batsman. However, Ram was the leading Guyanese batsman.

Vice-captain Emmanuel Lewis tallied 129 runs to end as the second-best scorer for his country, hitting scores of 31*, 16, 22 and 60.  All-rounder Shamar Apple proved his worth as he carried his team’s middle/lower order throughout the tournament, ending with 126 runs with a whopping average of 63.00 with scores of 65, 43 and 18. Captain Adrian Hetmyer ended fourth amongst the runs, chalking up 124 runs at an average of 51.66, notching up scores of 24, 52 and 48.

Apart from pacer Arif Khan who bagged 5-18 in an exceptional outing versus Trinidad & Tobago and finished with a total of 7 wickets, spinner Ravaldo Pereira was by far the best Guyanese bowler.

Pereira finished with a total of 10 wickets with a best of 5-29, finishing 4th overall and could have easily ended with the most wickets in the competition, as the three bowlers above him only managed to edge him by a wicket.

Wicket-keeper Sohail Mohammed had an exceptional series behind the stumps, as he finished in the third spot with 3 dismissals.

The GCB is proud of the team’s accomplishments although they were unable to return with the trophy but recognises their exceptional performances during the four completed matches.