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October 23, 2011
Guyana's bowlers successfully defended a modest total to secure a 48-run victory against Barbados in Blairmont. The home side began the defence with offspinner Steven Jacobs who struck early, leaving Barbados on 8 for 1. The wickets continued to fall swiftly, with Paul Wintz and Christopher Barnwell reducing Barbados to 92 for 7. Wicketkeeper Patrick Browne scored 66 but he was the only batsman to offer resistance as Barbados were dismissed for 178 in 45 overs. Barnwell finished with 4 for 43. Guyana had scored 226 for 9 when they batted, with Leon Johnson top scoring with 62. Barnwell and Jacobs made important contributions with the bat as well, scoring 37 and 38 in the lower-middle order. Javon Scantlebury-Searles took 3 for 24 for Barbados.
Sagicor High Performance Centre (HPC) produced an all-round effort to secure a close seven-run win against Windward Islands in Georgetown. Windward were 212 for 6, needing 23 runs for victory, when they lost their seventh wicket and then Jason Holder, who finished with 4 for 47, bowled the last three batsmen to dismiss them for 227. Liam Sebastian, the No. 5 batsman, remained undefeated on 63, stranded as his team-mates fell in a heap at the other end. The HPC, in their innings, had relied on half-centuries from Nkruma Bonner and their captain Sharmarh Brooks to reach 234 for 6. Veeraswamy Permaul also contributed 35.
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