Edwards ton gives Barbados victory; bowlers deliver victory for T&T
Trinidad & Tobago 279 (Barath 58, Ottley 58, Boatswain 4-82) and 249 (Cariah 82, Barath 71, Joseph 4-66) beat Leeward Islands 194 (Joseph 68, Khan 4-62) and 214 (Peters 45, Jaggernauth 4-63) by 120 runs
Trinidad & Tobago completed a 120-run victory over Leeward Islands in St Kitts. Leewards started promisingly to leave T&T at 20 for 2. Adrian Barath and Kjorn Ottley combined for a 69-run partnership for the third wicket, before Quinton Boatswain dismissed Barath on 58. Imran Khan was dismissed quickly after to leave T&T reeling at 98 for 5. A few more wickets would fall after before Yannick Ottley and Stephen Katwaroo put on a 90-run stand for the eighth wicket. Ottley would finally fall on 58, with Katwaroo scoring a maiden half-century on debut. T&T would be dismissed for 279, with Boatswain being the pick of the bowlers with a maiden four-for on debut.
Leewards started promisingly before they lost both their openers with the score on 58. Sylvester Joseph played as a captain should, finishing on 68 as wickets fell around him regularly. Leewards would finish on 194 as Khan had best figures of 4 for 64. He was ably supported by the efforts of Amit Jaggernauth and Yannic Cariah, who finished with three wickets a piece.
Guillen was once again dismissed cheaply early on in T&T's second innings. Three more wickets would fall to leave the score on 48 for 4. Larry Joseph was the chief architect in this initial slide as he picked up three wickets in his first spell. T&T were at a precarious 90 for 6 before Adrian Barath and Cariah dug in to put together a 54-run partnership to attempt to stabilize the innings. Barath fell on 71, with Cariah scoring a career-best 82. Joseph would finish with career-best figures of 4 for 66, as T&T were dismissed for 249.
Chasing 335 runs, Leewards simply couldn't get it together as almost all their batsman got starts without pushing on to get a sizable score. Jaggernauth and Cariah kept the innings in check with four and three wickets respectively. Leewards would be dismissed for 214, giving T&T a 120-run victory.
Barbados 372 (Edwards 109, Braithwaite 90, Dewar 7-116) beat Combined Campuses and Colleges and 109 (Jordan 7-43) and 78 (Nurse 3-18, Holder 3-22)
A splendid bowling effort by Barbados ensured they beat Combined Campuses and Colleges by an innings and 185 runs in Bridgetown. CCC won the toss and elected to bat, but were unable to string partnerships together as Chris Jordan and Ashley Nurse took the majority of wickets. Only two batsmen were able to cross 20, as CCC were dismissed for 109. Jordan was the chief wrecker with career-best figures of 7 for 43.
Barbados began formidably in spite of opener Rashidi Boucher retiring hurt early on in the innings. The former West Indies pair of Kraigg Braithwaite and Kirk Edwards added 188 runs. Edwards was dismissed on 109 to give CCC their first wicket and the rest of the Barbados batsmen failed to settle in and put up a big score. Barbados managed to extend their lead, thanks largely to an unbeaten 56 from Shane Dowrich. They were dismissed for 372, with Akeem Dewar emerging as the most effective bowler for CCC, finishing with 7 for 116.
Staring at a 263-run deficit, the CCC batsmen simply couldn't get going, as Barbados bowlers struck regularly. Jason Holder and Nurse contributed with three wickets each. CCC were dismissed for 78, with Dewar being the only batsman to cross a personal score of 20.
Windward Islands 276 (Lesporis 39, Bishoo 5-67) and 90 for 6 (Fletcher 30*, Bishoo 3-19) beat Guyana and 151 (Fudadin 55, Shillingford 4-40) and 211 (Mohamed 61, Shillingford 7-63)
Offspinner Shane Shillingford took 11 wickets in the match, including a seven-wicket haul in the second innings, as Windward Islands beat Guyana by four wickets in St. Vincent.
Put into bat first, Guyana's top order were stuttering at 45 for 3. Assad Fudadin top-scored with 55, adding some important runs with the lower order, as the Windwards bowlers dominated the game. Shillingford led the way taking four wickets for 40 and was ably supported by Delorn Johnson (3 for 43) and Liam Sebastien (3 for 21), as Guyana folded for 151.
Most of the Windwards batsmen were able to get starts but some effective bowling from legspinner Devendra Bishoo, who took five wickets for 67 runs, managed to restrict them to 276, with a lead of 125 runs.
In their second innings, Guyana mustered a meager 211. Shillingford bettered his first innings tally, picking up seven wickets.
Set a paltry target of 87, Windwards were under pressure as Bishoo and Steven Jacobs took regular wickets. However, Andre Fletcher guided his team's chase, scoring 30 not out, to take his side to victory with a day to spare.