Trinidad & Tobago 206 (Lewis 87, Miller 7-69) and 178 for 2 (Lewis 104) beat Jamaica 225 (Edwards 66, Thomas 64, Imran 4-73) and 155 (Miller 28, Jaggesar 8-58) by eight wickets
Jon-Russ Jaggesar ended with match figures of 11 for 111 © WICB Media/LMA Photography
Jaggesar’s eight-for helped bowl Jamaica out for 155 in the second innings after his side had conceded a 19-run lead in the first innings. None of the Jamaica batsmen managed a score more than 30, Nikita Miller top scoring with 28.
Lewis anchored T&T’s chase of 175 with his maiden first-class century. He shared a 102-run partnership with Kyle Hope before falling with T&T’s score on 168.
In the first innings, Jamaica were guided to 225 by Shacaya Thomas’ 64 and Kirk Edwards’ 66. They shared a 100-run stand for the second wicket before Jaggesar and Imran Khan picked up six wickets between them to help ensure that no other batsman crossed the score of 40.
In response, Nikita Miller rattled T&T by picking up 7 for 69, to help bowl them out for 206. Lewis’ 87 at the top of the order was the only score of note, with as many as seven T&T batsmen falling for single-digit scores.
Barbados 274 ( Brooks 56, Stoute 56*, Joseph 3-49) and 320 for 4 dec (Hope 114, Carter 100*) drew with Guyana 190 (Johnson 40, Chase 5-27) and 252 for 7 (Chanderpaul 69, Johnson 50, Chase 5-77)
Fifties from Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Leon Johnson helped Guyana manage a draw against Barbados despite Roston Chase‘s career-best match figures of 10 for 104.
Chasing a target of 405, Chanderpaul made a patient 69 after which captain Johnson too resisted with a fifty. Chase kept Barbados’ hopes alive with by picking up wickets in clusters, but couldn’t manage to take his side to victory as Guyana ended at 252 for 7.
Barbados were in a strong position after centuries from Shai Hope and Jonathan Carter helped them set Guyana a target of 405 in the final innings. While Hope’s ton was a more patient effort, Carter’s 100 came off 104 balls during which he hit eight fours and three sixes.
Chase cut through Guyana in the first innings to help bowl them out for 190, and end with figures for 5 for 27. Barbados too had a top-order collapse in the first innings, as they were reduced to 154 for 6. Kevin Stoute then revived the innings with an unbeaten 56 at No. 8 that took them to 274 before being bowled out.
With the draw, Guyana maintained their position at the top of the points table with 107 points, while Barbados follow at second position with 90 points.
Leeward Islands 327 (Cornwall 97, Hamilton 46, Mayers 5-83) and 171 for 8 (Bonner 46, Hamilton 40, Sebastien 4-49) drew with Windward Islands 389 (Hodge 105, Smith 89, Mayers 58)
Leeward Islands’ fixture with Windward Islands winded down to a draw in St Thomas. Choosing to bat, Leewards posted 327 on the back of Rahkeem Cornwall’s 97 and handy forties by Orlando Peters, Nkrumah Bonner and Jahmar Hamilton. Cornwall’s 97 came off just 95 balls, during which he smashed ten fours and six sixes. Kyle Mayers was Windwards’ best bowler, picking up 5 for 83.
Windwards responded strongly with Kavem Hodge scoring his maiden first-class century. He was assisted by Devon Smith (89), Sunil Ambris (56) and Kyel Mayers (58), helping Windwards post 389 on the final day.
Leewards made 171 for 8 in the second innings, thanks to captain Bonner’s 46 and Hamilton’s 40, before the match ended in an inevitable draw. Liam Sebastien was the pick of Windwards’ bowlers, picking up 4 for 49.
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