Caribbean T20 January 9, 2012

Wins for Guyana and Windward Islands

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Guyana shrugged off their off-field problems to beat Leeward Islands by five wickets in Antigua on the opening day of the Caribbean T20. Guyana's bowlers, after being asked to field, bowled economically, restricting Leewards for 134 for 6. Steven Jacobs picked up 2 for 18 in four overs. Several of Leewards' batsmen got starts but didn't push on; Justin Athanaze dealt some big blows in the late overs to finish with an unbeaten 30 off 15 balls.

Guyana lost a couple of early wickets in the chase but useful contributions from the middle order saw them through. Shivnarine Chanderpaul struck four sixes in his 30, captain Christopher Barnwell made 21 off 19 balls, Leon Johnson top-scored with 37 off 32 and added 23 in quick time with Royston Crandon. Victory was achieved in the final over, with four balls to spare.

Windward Islands beat Trinidad & Tobago by 11 runs in Antigua in a low-scoring game. After choosing to bat, Windwards found themselves in a tricky situation at 73 for 4 but Darren Sammy, their captain, made an unbeaten 41 off just 31 balls to take them to a competitive 129 for 4. The T&T bowlers were economical, Samuel Badree leading the way with 2 for 17 in four overs.

Lendl Simmons began positively for T&T in the chase, though the going at the other end was slower. When he fell, in the 13th over, with the score on 59, the pressure was on T&T. Shane Shillingford picked up three wickets and was supported by Garey Mathurin, and Windwards won despite a half-century from Dwayne Bravo, who was the ninth wicket to fall. T&T lost seven wickets for 59, and were restricted to 118 for 9.

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  • Metman on January 11, 2012, 23:56 GMT

    You have again confirmed what I have been saying,Paddy Rasta !Can't you see that my first sentence ended at' batsman' ?and the next sentence started @PaddyRasta......simple common sense would tell anybody that the second sentence is referring to PaddyRasta,,c'mon man !

  • PaddyRasta on January 11, 2012, 21:13 GMT

    @ Metman No I am sorry but you are the one that is confused and confusing. It is usual practice to respond to a posting that exists on the forum - Not extract words from another forum on the web and expect anyone to know what you are talking about. You have only addressed my name (no one else) in the first posting on this forum. So what is everyone else supposed to think? By inference, your comments are to me which is wrong. You have not responded to my comments in the other forum, so why bother to do it here? In future just debate in the other forum if you are up to it.

  • Metman on January 11, 2012, 16:29 GMT

    @ Paddy Rasta !...don't get confused rastaman,because others are not !It is a common practice,and YOU have also confirmed it,that when one is replying to a post or anything,that you put the name of the person FIRST,and then the reply follows .Man,you have done it when you replied to me ,you said @ Metman., SO WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM ? Well ! Well! Well !The person who said that J.Mohammmed is a hard hitting middle order batsman ,is in the same boat as you !just two people that know nothing about cricket.

  • PaddyRasta on January 11, 2012, 13:02 GMT

    And @Metman Just to clarify - Not just my words, but someone who supposedly does know about cricket from Cricinfo's profile "Jason Mohammed is a hard-hitting middle-order batsman for Trinidad & Tobago who occasionally bowls offspin." But of course we both could be wrong.

  • PaddyRasta on January 11, 2012, 12:01 GMT

    @ Metman Read and understand your own first sentence "All of a sudden J.Mohammed after ONE match for the WI,is being labelled as a WI middle order batsman...@.Paddyrasta...." What am I and others supposed to gather???? And do not get ahead of yourself. I am not exactly cut-up by a T&T loss in what has aptly been described as "curry goat or fete match" cricket.

  • Metman on January 10, 2012, 23:59 GMT

    @ Paddyrasta ! I NEVER said that YOU labelled Mohammed as a "WI middle order " batsman.! I said you labelled him as a known' hitter of the ball' .If you had taken your time in reading you would known that from the first sentence,CHILL OUT rastaman !Read again and get back to me.You trinis like to criticise,but ya all can't take criticism.,furthermore,I am NOT the only one who is critical of trinis.,so why single out me ? because I come with the truth.,along with constructive criticism ?

  • lugujaga on January 10, 2012, 23:23 GMT

    WHY IS T&T MAKING SHERWIN GANGA SUFFER FOR ? HE SHOULD BE IN T&T TEAM AHEAD OF LOTS OF THESE GUYS LIKE BADREE AND BARATH .HE IS A TESTED ALLROUNDER FOR T&T IN T20 CRICKET

  • yocasi on January 10, 2012, 22:43 GMT

    No one lives forever, Riad Hosein, so naturally, Sammy's days are numbered, just like yours. Well done Windwards! Hope we can go all the way, with Skipper Sammy leading the way.

  • on January 10, 2012, 22:30 GMT

    Windwards played better cricket. CAPTAINCY - RAMDIN HANDLED HIS BOWLERS WELL, TRINIDAD BATTED POORLY.

    SAMMY STILL CAN' T MAKE A WI TEAM ON MERIT. THERE ARE MUCH BETTER ALLROUNDERS IN THE WI.

    LONG WAY TO GO ANYWAY. SAMMY 'S DAYS ARE NUMBERED.

  • Metman on January 10, 2012, 22:07 GMT

    ...corrections are in order for my previous post ! should have read ....".Narine was the most feared bowler by opposing teams" ,and not by trinis....also..".some of you are saying Cooper or Simmons ",and not Cooper and Simmons as I had stated.Well said Clive Peddie !you should also have added....with 8 members who have recently represented the WI.They,by their numbers, as Riad Hosein said, continue to contribute more than anyone elseto the decline of WI cricket over the years.When Bdos with 9 players on the WI team in 1966 ,mighty England was defeated 3 tests to 1.

  • Metman on January 11, 2012, 23:56 GMT

    You have again confirmed what I have been saying,Paddy Rasta !Can't you see that my first sentence ended at' batsman' ?and the next sentence started @PaddyRasta......simple common sense would tell anybody that the second sentence is referring to PaddyRasta,,c'mon man !

  • PaddyRasta on January 11, 2012, 21:13 GMT

    @ Metman No I am sorry but you are the one that is confused and confusing. It is usual practice to respond to a posting that exists on the forum - Not extract words from another forum on the web and expect anyone to know what you are talking about. You have only addressed my name (no one else) in the first posting on this forum. So what is everyone else supposed to think? By inference, your comments are to me which is wrong. You have not responded to my comments in the other forum, so why bother to do it here? In future just debate in the other forum if you are up to it.

  • Metman on January 11, 2012, 16:29 GMT

    @ Paddy Rasta !...don't get confused rastaman,because others are not !It is a common practice,and YOU have also confirmed it,that when one is replying to a post or anything,that you put the name of the person FIRST,and then the reply follows .Man,you have done it when you replied to me ,you said @ Metman., SO WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM ? Well ! Well! Well !The person who said that J.Mohammmed is a hard hitting middle order batsman ,is in the same boat as you !just two people that know nothing about cricket.

  • PaddyRasta on January 11, 2012, 13:02 GMT

    And @Metman Just to clarify - Not just my words, but someone who supposedly does know about cricket from Cricinfo's profile "Jason Mohammed is a hard-hitting middle-order batsman for Trinidad & Tobago who occasionally bowls offspin." But of course we both could be wrong.

  • PaddyRasta on January 11, 2012, 12:01 GMT

    @ Metman Read and understand your own first sentence "All of a sudden J.Mohammed after ONE match for the WI,is being labelled as a WI middle order batsman...@.Paddyrasta...." What am I and others supposed to gather???? And do not get ahead of yourself. I am not exactly cut-up by a T&T loss in what has aptly been described as "curry goat or fete match" cricket.

  • Metman on January 10, 2012, 23:59 GMT

    @ Paddyrasta ! I NEVER said that YOU labelled Mohammed as a "WI middle order " batsman.! I said you labelled him as a known' hitter of the ball' .If you had taken your time in reading you would known that from the first sentence,CHILL OUT rastaman !Read again and get back to me.You trinis like to criticise,but ya all can't take criticism.,furthermore,I am NOT the only one who is critical of trinis.,so why single out me ? because I come with the truth.,along with constructive criticism ?

  • lugujaga on January 10, 2012, 23:23 GMT

    WHY IS T&T MAKING SHERWIN GANGA SUFFER FOR ? HE SHOULD BE IN T&T TEAM AHEAD OF LOTS OF THESE GUYS LIKE BADREE AND BARATH .HE IS A TESTED ALLROUNDER FOR T&T IN T20 CRICKET

  • yocasi on January 10, 2012, 22:43 GMT

    No one lives forever, Riad Hosein, so naturally, Sammy's days are numbered, just like yours. Well done Windwards! Hope we can go all the way, with Skipper Sammy leading the way.

  • on January 10, 2012, 22:30 GMT

    Windwards played better cricket. CAPTAINCY - RAMDIN HANDLED HIS BOWLERS WELL, TRINIDAD BATTED POORLY.

    SAMMY STILL CAN' T MAKE A WI TEAM ON MERIT. THERE ARE MUCH BETTER ALLROUNDERS IN THE WI.

    LONG WAY TO GO ANYWAY. SAMMY 'S DAYS ARE NUMBERED.

  • Metman on January 10, 2012, 22:07 GMT

    ...corrections are in order for my previous post ! should have read ....".Narine was the most feared bowler by opposing teams" ,and not by trinis....also..".some of you are saying Cooper or Simmons ",and not Cooper and Simmons as I had stated.Well said Clive Peddie !you should also have added....with 8 members who have recently represented the WI.They,by their numbers, as Riad Hosein said, continue to contribute more than anyone elseto the decline of WI cricket over the years.When Bdos with 9 players on the WI team in 1966 ,mighty England was defeated 3 tests to 1.

  • Metman on January 10, 2012, 21:42 GMT

    Hmmm ! Looks as though D.Ganga was indeed a distant cousin of Mandrake the magician !@ Randy _ Wilson.... TnT has a team of 11 well known names,not a powerful team,and the Windwards is not a weak team .Ganga always seemed to have at least 3 plans when leading the team on to the field.Under Ramdin,it's his third loss , a scrape home win and a win in his last 5 matches.Darren Bravo again looks pathetic in the field,and his brother's bowling has hit rock bottom,as he continues to take an unnecesserily long run,just to deliver a slower ball. What he should now do,is to concentrate on bowling spin ,with some well disguised faster balls.Sammy,you out performed the man who had 9 names that played for the WI under his wing.Seems to me that his players are not as together under him as they were under Ganga.Maybe they will come good against the Leewards.Congrats are in order for Guyana.

  • PaddyRasta on January 10, 2012, 21:29 GMT

    @ Metman Hold on man. Firstly evryone must be confused by your comments responding to my posting elsewhere. I never labelled Mohammed as a WI middle order???? But he is a batsman first so why did he come in at 10??? And I was critical of Ramdin's dubious decisions. You obviously have some blind offense vs Trinis. Chill out man.

  • rayinto on January 10, 2012, 21:07 GMT

    Chanderpaul four sixes in 30 - the same guy that Windies drop from the one day squad. Show tham Shiv! Show them!

  • PACERONE on January 10, 2012, 17:32 GMT

    It is amazing how some people are quick to praise or detract on a performance by a team or individual.The Windwards played better cricket than Trinidad did.I think Ramdid did a good job handling his bowler who bowled well.Now looking at the Trinidad batting it was terrible.Their running between the wicket was poor..ones where they could of been twos.Too many poor shots to get out.This could of been caused by tight bowling by the Windwards.Sammy also handled his bowlers well.Those this mean that Sammy is a great captain or Ramdin is a terrible captainl..no it does not.When W.I batsmen get out like Darren Bravo,Barath,Pollard Simmons and Ramdin did there should be cause for concern.Sammy could not be blamed for the way the Windwards batted.It was good that he made some runs for a change.

  • on January 10, 2012, 14:37 GMT

    t&t want to go on their own against the rest of the world and can't beat the windwards

  • Technical-1 on January 10, 2012, 13:35 GMT

    Randy_Wilson my last Name Sake.. You are talk tripe! Sammy still could not make the teams on Merit! What is it that sammy has over any of the other all rounders.. Nothing. They Bat, bowled and field better than he does.

    Any jackass with common sense can captain a ship!

  • Metman on January 10, 2012, 12:40 GMT

    All of a sudden J.Mohammed after ONE match for the WI,is being labelled as a WI middle order batsman...@.Paddyrasta....Mohammed is a known hitter of the ball ....,where ,when ,how ,why???? Everybody who knows a thing or two about cricket would tell you that he scores his runs by playing his natural game.Before the game started,Narine was the most feared bowler by the trinis,the mystery man,as they say...now as he was the right choice for the final over,some of you trinis are saying that Cooper ,and Simmons ??? should have bowled the final over.All ya should be in a cricket jail !Ramdin has shown that he has learnt NOTHING from Ganga's captaincy.Mohammed should have come in after Dwayne Bravo ,to play his natural game,i.e to hold an end.,yet scoring at about a run a ball..but all ya MUST blame Ramdin !very POOR captaincy... started in Bdos,and continuing.,and to think that Ganga was pressured to give up the captaincy,so that Ramdin could be groomed for the WI captaincy ?Lord have mercy!

  • phendel on January 10, 2012, 12:39 GMT

    great win for Guyana especially after all the unnecessary admin hurdles. Thought Johnson & Chanderpau played welll but all in all everybody pitched and that's wht u need chasing a small total. Still looking at who will play the anchor role for Guyana when they have tougher totals to chase or make. Useful contributions will count but who will score the half century tht gets us through the innings (chanderpaul maybe, but Johnson is looking really good too)

  • Cricket_talk on January 10, 2012, 5:45 GMT

    I agree, Sammy marshalled his troops admirably to say...just needs to improve his individual game and he will be all right...yeah and I thought Bravo with all his T-20 experience would have brought it home for T&T...the guy Mathurin and Shillingford bowled really well though.

  • NAZMO-CRICKFANN on January 10, 2012, 5:35 GMT

    it's great to see the guyana team's performance despite their administrative hurdles that the are currently facing. go Guyana go all the way

  • Randy_Wilson on January 10, 2012, 4:52 GMT

    Wow Shocking Sammy with a Weak Team, Beats Ramdin who got a Powerful team. I know people will say this is one Game. Look at Trinidad line up to Windward it's like putting Australia in the late 90's with current West Indies Squad. Thats how powerful Trinidad is to Windward, yet Sammy's Captaincy won this Game, while people Favour selection for Captaincy Ramdin with the best side failed to reach that Small total. All Sammy needs to to is work on this Individual performance, and I personal would have a problem with him as West Indies Captain. This single game here Prove how Capable Sammy is , only of he can do it consistently. Dwayne BRavo a Big Example of making a big score but the team losing, 2 Overs to get 30 Runs should of been a cake for Bravo, unfortunately he failed to prove anything. Sammy on the other hand Saved Windward from an embarrassing score. the score was looking to be less than 110.

  • Cricket_talk on January 10, 2012, 4:42 GMT

    T&T underestimated Sammy and the Windwards

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  • Cricket_talk on January 10, 2012, 4:42 GMT

    T&T underestimated Sammy and the Windwards

  • Randy_Wilson on January 10, 2012, 4:52 GMT

    Wow Shocking Sammy with a Weak Team, Beats Ramdin who got a Powerful team. I know people will say this is one Game. Look at Trinidad line up to Windward it's like putting Australia in the late 90's with current West Indies Squad. Thats how powerful Trinidad is to Windward, yet Sammy's Captaincy won this Game, while people Favour selection for Captaincy Ramdin with the best side failed to reach that Small total. All Sammy needs to to is work on this Individual performance, and I personal would have a problem with him as West Indies Captain. This single game here Prove how Capable Sammy is , only of he can do it consistently. Dwayne BRavo a Big Example of making a big score but the team losing, 2 Overs to get 30 Runs should of been a cake for Bravo, unfortunately he failed to prove anything. Sammy on the other hand Saved Windward from an embarrassing score. the score was looking to be less than 110.

  • NAZMO-CRICKFANN on January 10, 2012, 5:35 GMT

    it's great to see the guyana team's performance despite their administrative hurdles that the are currently facing. go Guyana go all the way

  • Cricket_talk on January 10, 2012, 5:45 GMT

    I agree, Sammy marshalled his troops admirably to say...just needs to improve his individual game and he will be all right...yeah and I thought Bravo with all his T-20 experience would have brought it home for T&T...the guy Mathurin and Shillingford bowled really well though.

  • phendel on January 10, 2012, 12:39 GMT

    great win for Guyana especially after all the unnecessary admin hurdles. Thought Johnson & Chanderpau played welll but all in all everybody pitched and that's wht u need chasing a small total. Still looking at who will play the anchor role for Guyana when they have tougher totals to chase or make. Useful contributions will count but who will score the half century tht gets us through the innings (chanderpaul maybe, but Johnson is looking really good too)

  • Metman on January 10, 2012, 12:40 GMT

    All of a sudden J.Mohammed after ONE match for the WI,is being labelled as a WI middle order batsman...@.Paddyrasta....Mohammed is a known hitter of the ball ....,where ,when ,how ,why???? Everybody who knows a thing or two about cricket would tell you that he scores his runs by playing his natural game.Before the game started,Narine was the most feared bowler by the trinis,the mystery man,as they say...now as he was the right choice for the final over,some of you trinis are saying that Cooper ,and Simmons ??? should have bowled the final over.All ya should be in a cricket jail !Ramdin has shown that he has learnt NOTHING from Ganga's captaincy.Mohammed should have come in after Dwayne Bravo ,to play his natural game,i.e to hold an end.,yet scoring at about a run a ball..but all ya MUST blame Ramdin !very POOR captaincy... started in Bdos,and continuing.,and to think that Ganga was pressured to give up the captaincy,so that Ramdin could be groomed for the WI captaincy ?Lord have mercy!

  • Technical-1 on January 10, 2012, 13:35 GMT

    Randy_Wilson my last Name Sake.. You are talk tripe! Sammy still could not make the teams on Merit! What is it that sammy has over any of the other all rounders.. Nothing. They Bat, bowled and field better than he does.

    Any jackass with common sense can captain a ship!

  • on January 10, 2012, 14:37 GMT

    t&t want to go on their own against the rest of the world and can't beat the windwards

  • PACERONE on January 10, 2012, 17:32 GMT

    It is amazing how some people are quick to praise or detract on a performance by a team or individual.The Windwards played better cricket than Trinidad did.I think Ramdid did a good job handling his bowler who bowled well.Now looking at the Trinidad batting it was terrible.Their running between the wicket was poor..ones where they could of been twos.Too many poor shots to get out.This could of been caused by tight bowling by the Windwards.Sammy also handled his bowlers well.Those this mean that Sammy is a great captain or Ramdin is a terrible captainl..no it does not.When W.I batsmen get out like Darren Bravo,Barath,Pollard Simmons and Ramdin did there should be cause for concern.Sammy could not be blamed for the way the Windwards batted.It was good that he made some runs for a change.

  • rayinto on January 10, 2012, 21:07 GMT

    Chanderpaul four sixes in 30 - the same guy that Windies drop from the one day squad. Show tham Shiv! Show them!