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CCC beat ICC Americas to stay unbeaten, Jamaica upend Guyana

Chadwick Walton set the tone for Jamaica with an 84-ball 82 WICB Media/Randy Brooks of Brooks LaTouche Photo

Jamaica bounced back from an opening loss to defeat Guyana by 41 runs at Kensington Oval on Thursday. Chadwick Walton propelled Jamaica's top order with 82 before Devon Thomas chipped in towards the end of the innings with a half-century to get Jamaica to a total of 249 for 8.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul underpinned Guyana's battling effort in reply with his 13th List A century, but received little support - the next best score for Guyana was Anthony Bramble's 29. Chanderpaul eventually became the ninth wicket, falling for 101 in the 43rd over. In the next over, Jerome Taylor had Ronsford Beaton caught behind to complete a five-wicket haul as Guyana were bowled out for 208.

Combined Campuses & Colleges defeated ICC Americas by seven wickets at Windward Park to stay atop Group B. Sent in to bat, ICC Americas ended on 181 for 9 thanks in large part to a 60-run eighth-wicket stand by Timroy Allen (43) and Saad Bin Zafar (25) before both men fell in the last seven balls. Ryan Hinds bowled a stifling left-arm spin to finish with 1 for 19, but fast bowler Keon Harding was named Man of the Match for his 2 for 27, including the wicket of Zafar in the 50th over.

Amir Jangoo struck his second straight fifty and formed an 81-run opening stand with captain Jamal Smith to get the chase going. Kyle Corbin (47*) and Cassius Burton (38*) then coasted to the target, adding an unbroken 73 for the fourth wicket to clinch victory with 4.2 overs to spare.