Caribbean T20

Wins for Guyana and Windward Islands

ESPNcricinfo staff

January 9, 2012

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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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Posted by 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 !

Posted by 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.

Posted by 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.

Posted by 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.

Posted by 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.

Posted by 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 ?

Posted by 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

Posted by 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.

Posted by   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.

Posted by 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.

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