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March 9, 2013
Trinidad & Tobago 319 (Ramdin 84, Permaul 4-62) and 251 for 2 dec (Simmons 70, Barath 56) beat Guyana 195 (Johnson 87, Narine 6-38) and 330 (Chanderpaul 108, Wintz 50, Narine 4-105, Gabriel 3-49) by 45 runs
Sunil Narine's ten-wicket haul helped Trinidad & Tobago beat Guyana by 45 runs in Port of Spain. Narine, left out of the squad for the Zimbabwe Tests, took 6 for 38 in the first innings and followed it up with 4 for 105 in the second as Guyana were dismissed for 330 in pursuit of 376 despite a century from Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
Chanderpaul, playing for the first time in a first-class match with his son Tagenarine, brought Guyana close to victory with his 65th first-class hundred. Resuming on the final day from an overnight score of 54 for 1, Guyana floundered after Tagenarine Chanderpaul was dismissed for 29 and Devendra Bishoo retired hurt on 17. Ramnaresh Sarwan and No. 10 batsman Paul Wintz provided some support to Chanderpaul but the T&T bowlers had the measure of the chase.
Earlier, Trinidad and Tobago put up a strong batting show scoring 319 in the first innings after being asked to bat. In reply, the Guyana innings crumbled against Narine's offspin. Leon Johnson scored 87, one of only three batsmen to score in double figures as Guyana were bowled out for 195.
T&T stretched their lead of 124 runs to 375, declaring their second innings at 251 for 2. Adrian Barath, Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard struck fifties as T&T set Guyana a daunting target with a little over a day's play left in the match.
Combined Campuses and Colleges 180 (Reifer 45, Tonge 3-55, Joseph 3-32) and 367 for 6 dec (Walton 101*, Reifer 81) beat Leeward Islands 243 (Liburd 53, Willett 44, McClean 3-39) and 152 (Thomas, Austin 6-48) by 152 runs
Offspinner Ryan Austin and wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton starred in Combined Campuses and Colleges' 152-run win over Leeward Islands in Bridgetown on Saturday. Walton scored an unbeaten hundred to help CCC amass 367 runs in the second innings, while Austin took six wickets in the Leewards second innings.
CCC played poorly in the first innings after being put in to bat. Gavin Tonge and Larry Joseph led the Leewards bowling, taking three wickets each as CCC folded for 180. Leewards, however, failed to capitalise on the advantage, scoring 243 to gain a slender 50-run lead.
CCC made a strong comeback with an improved batting display in the second innings. Walton led the way, scoring 101, and received strong support from Raymon Riefer (85) and Anthony Alleyne (71) as CCC declared their innings at 367 for 6.
Ryan Austin then proceeded to spin out the Leewards batsmen, trapping Kieran Powell lbw and dismissing captain Sylvester Joseph and wicketkeeper Devon Thomas, before rolling the lower order cheaply. Austin finished with figures of 6 for 48 in 22 overs, as Leewards folded for 152.
Jamaica 207 (Miller 55, Bernard 54, Shillingford 4-74) and 97 (Sammy 4-20, Shillingford 4-45) beat Windward Islands 130 (Smith 49, Brown 5-31) and 83 (Miller 7-30) by 91 runs
Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller took seven wickets in the second innings to dismiss Windward Islands for 83 and send them crashing to a 91-run defeat against Jamaica in Grenada. The match was dominated by spinners with Miller taking nine and Windwards offspinner Shane Shillingford and Jamaica legspinner Odean Brown picking up eight each.
Jamaica, who chose to bat, were 66 for 6 at one stage before fifties from David Bernard and Miller lifted them to 207. It was to be the highest total in the match. Windwards' first innings took the opposite direction. Devon Smith and Johnson Charles put on 59 at the top of the order before the latter was bowled by Tamar Lambert. Only one of the remaining batsmen reached double figures as Windwards crumbled to be dismissed for 130, with Brown picking up 5 for 31.
Jamaica had their first-innings lead of 77 to thank as they were shot out for 97 in their second innings. Chris Gayle made 15 and 0, falling to left-arm fast bowler Delorn Johnson both times. Shillingford picked up four more to add to his four from the first innings, while Darren Sammy had 4 for 20 from 10 overs. There was another rearguard from Jamaica, with No. 10 Brown making 27 to turn 68 for 8 into something much closer to 100.
Windwards lasted 36 overs on the third morning in their chase of 175, falling apart against the spin combine of Miller and Brown. Miller had figures of 18-6-30-7, giving him his 12th five-wicket haul in his 49th first-class game.
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