Canada is the International Cricket Council (ICC) Americas Under-17 champions.
The national youth side registered easy 82-run and seven-wicket victories over the United States and a seven-run win over host country Bermuda under the Duckworth/Lewis system for rain affected matches to capture the championship last Saturday.
Canada’s last match against Bermuda was abandoned with a ball being bowled because of bad weather.
“We had a decent bunch of guys who performed well,” said Errol Barrow on his first assignment as coach of a Canadian side. “I am pleased with the overall performance even though I know we have some work to do.”
This has been a hectic month for Barrow, who was an assistant coach with the ICC Americas team that competed in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Under-19 limited-overs tournament in Guyana.
Comprised of players from Canada, the United States and Bermuda, the team was winless.
“It was the first time the guys were playing together and they never gelled as a unit,” said Barrow. “It was tough for them; they didn’t adapt to the conditions and they were up against quality teams with good players.”
Led by left-handed opener, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, who represented the West Indies earlier this year in the Under-19 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, Guyana won the one-day championship.