Written by Val Henry Posted On: Wednesday, 18 July 2012 Last Updated: Wednesday, 18 July 2012
St John’s, Antigua, (Wednesday 18th July, 2012) – President of the West Indies Cricket Board, Dr. Julian Hunte, congratulated the Jamaica Under 17 cricket team for their triumph in the inaugural WICB Regional Under 17 Tournament which was recently played in Tobago.
“Jamaica continues their dominance of regional cricket at every level with another triumph in this most historic inaugural Under 17 tournament,” Dr. Hunte said.
“The WICB is immensely proud of Jamaica’s excellent performances which illustrate that Jamaica’s cricket remains strong and formidable. We salute the young cricketers for bringing glory to their nation once again and continuing Jamaica’s winning ways,” Dr. Hunte added.
“We look forward to continued competitive performances in the WICB Regional Under 15 Tournament, the Under 19 Tournament and the Women’s Twenty20 Tournament which will be hosted in Jamaica next month,” Dr. Hunte said.
“I would also like to thank All Sport for a very well organized tournament and all the officials in Tobago who were instrumental in ensuring the players were well hosted,” Dr. Hunte concluded.
Jamaica outplayed the other five teams to finish at the top of the points table on 29.5 points. Home side Trinidad and Tobago came second with 23.5 points while Windward
Islands and Barbados ended with 18 points each. 5th was Guyana on 15.5 points while Leeward Islands ended in the cellar position with a mere 4.5 points.
Jamaica added the Under 17 title to their Regional 4 Day title for 2012. Jamaica are also reigning Regional Super 50, Women’s 50 Over League, Under 19 3 Day and Under 15 champions. The only regional titles Jamaica did not win in the last season of regional cricket were the Caribbean Twenty20 (Trinidad and Tobago) and the Under 19 50 Over (Barbados).
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