Warwickshire crush West Indies A
Warwickshire 414 for 9 dec (Westwood 178, Wagh 48) beat West Indies A 235 and 173 by an innings and 6 runs
Warwickshire wrapped up the match on the third and final day at Edgbaston, beating West Indies A by an innings and six runs. The visitors may have been celebrating when they removed the obdurate Ian Westwood early - he added just one run to his overnight score of a career-best 177 - but that was about all the celebrating they were to do as Warwickshire continued in commanding vein.
The home side rattled up 414 for 9 before declaring 179 ahead and then skittling out West Indies without needing to bat again. Darren Sammy took five wickets for West Indies and then Sewnarine Chattergoon and Lendl Simmons did their level best to fight for the draw, with an opening stand of 56, but they fell in pretty quick succession and wickets tumbled regularly from thereon in.
Alex Loudon was the pick of the attack, he claimed 4 for 16 from ten overs. Adam Shantry was also taken for 16 from ten overs himself, and claimed two wickets in a polished display. His opening partner, Naqqash Tahir, took one wicket, but was comparatively expensive; his 15 overs cost 62.
All of the six bowlers used by the captain Loudon struck, in fact, and it took Moeen Ali just five balls to finish the innings and prevent his side from needing a second innings to close out the game.
West Indies now have just one day to lick their wounds before they face Derbyshire in a one-dayer on Sunday.