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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Defending champions Guyana will open the Regional Under-15 Super50 Cricket Tournament against Trinidad & Tobago on July 23 at Bourda Oval in the capital here.
The Guyanese captured the title last year in Jamaica by topping the points table, following victories over all opponents except Windward Islands.
In the other first round matches of this year’s tournament, Jamaica meet Windward Islands at the Guyana National Stadium and Leeward Islands face Barbados at Wales.
The Tournament, in its 20th year, will be contested under a round-robin format, featuring five rounds of matches with the team accumulating the most points being declared champions.
The Regional Under-15 Tournament commenced in 1996 with then hosts T&T taking the inaugural title. They hold the record for the most titles with seven, also winning in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2010 and 2013.
Reigning champions Guyana have claimed the top prize three times comprising back-to-back titles in 1998 and 1999, plus last year.
Jamaica have won the title on four occasions (2006, 2008, 2009, 2011) and Barbados have won three times (1997, 2004, 2012).
Windwards emerged champions eight years ago, leaving Leewards yet to win the title.
Round 1 – Thursday, July 23
Jamaica vs Windward Islands – Guyana National Stadium
Leeward Islands vs Barbados – Wales
Guyana vs Trinidad & Tobago – Bourda Oval
Round 2 – Friday, July 24
Barbados vs Jamaica – Bourda Oval
Trinidad & Tobago vs Windward Islands – Enmore
Guyana vs Leeward Islands – Guyana National Stadium
Round 3 – July 27
Jamaica vs Trinidad & Tobago – Guyana National Stadium
Barbados vs Guyana – Everest
Windward Islands vs Leeward Islands – Wales
Round 4 – Tuesday, July 28
Guyana vs Jamaica – Enmore
Leeward Islands vs Trinidad & Tobago – Bourda Oval
Windward Islands vs Barbados – Guyana National Stadium
Round 5 – July 30
Jamaica vs Leeward Islands – Everest
Guyana vs Windward Islands – Guyana National Stadium
Trinidad & Tobago vs Barbados – Wales (PR)