Jamaica, T&T maintain dominance
Combined Campuses and Colleges 118 for 7 (S Thomas 61, Athanaze 3-20) beat Leeward Islands 115 (D Thomas 31, Davis 3-32) by three wickets
Combined Campuses and Colleges scraped to a three-wicket win over Leeward Islands in a low-scoring match in Bridgetown on Monday.
Set a paltry target of 116, CCC struggled with their chase, losing seven wickets before they passed Leewards' score in the 33rd over. Shacaya Thomasplayed an important role in the victory: his 61 accounted for more than half of the team's runs, even as the other batsmen failed to reach a score of 20.
Earlier, Leewards Islands were bowled out for 115 after choosing to bat first. Offpsinner Ryan Austin, who played an important role in CCC's victory over Leewards in the Regional Four Day Competition, once again led the bowling attack, conceding 24 runs in his 10 overs and picking up two wickets. Left-arm spinner Derone Davis picked up three wickets, while Nekoli Parris picked up two wickets.
The win helped CCC move to third place in the table, behind Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago.
Jamaica 229 for 9 (Hyatt 59, Pascal 3-57) beat Windward Islands 151 (Brown 3-19) by 78 runs
Jamaica's bowlers set up a 78-run win after a collective batting failure led to Windward Islands folding for 151 chasing 230 for victory.
Windwards never recovered from their poor start and were struggling at 2 for 2 early on in the innings, before Andre Fletcher, Miles Bascombe and Liam Sebastien tried bringing some momentum into the chase. The partnerships they added, however, failed to put Windwards' chase on track and the team were eventually bowled out in the 39th over. Odean Brown's domination over Windwards' batsmen continued as the legspinner picked up 3 for 19 in 7 overs.
Earlier, Jamaica, who were put into bat, lost opener Simon Jackson in the second ball of the match, but recovered through an 88-run second-wicket partnership between Nkruma Bonner (39) and Danza Hyatt (59). Carlton Baugh and Andre Russell added some important runs towards the end, as Jamaica posted a total of 229.
Trinidad & Tobago 235 for 8 (Barath 65, Bravo 32, Jacobs 3-39) beat Guyana 234 (Barnwell 66, Bishoo 52*, Cooper 3-30) by two wickets
Trinidad & Tobago won a close match against Guyana by two wickets in Port of Spain. Although T&T chased down the Guyana target of 235 in 45 overs, they lost eight wickets in the process, giving Guyana a chance right till the end.
Fifties from captain Christopher Barnwell and Devendra Bishoo helped Guyana put up 234 on the board after they were struggling at 117 for 7 in the 28th over. The pair added 107 runs for the eighth wicket, to help Guyana pass 200. Barnwell, whose last significant innings for Guyana came in the Caribbean T20 competition, struck a solid 66 off 100 balls, including four fours and two sixes. Bishoo excelled in the supporting act, hitting an unbeaten 52 with four fours and one six.
In reply, T&T kept up with the chase in spite of losing regular wickets. Adrian Barath guided the chase, scoring 65 off 80 balls. T&T stuttered briefly after Barath fell with the score at 180 for 6, but a brisk 28 from Sunil Narine ensured that T&T remained unbeaten in the Regional Super50 Competition.