Regional Four Day Competition, 2nd round February 12, 2012

Austin's ten-for routs Leeward in two days

ESPNcricinfo staff

Leeward Islands collapsed in both their innings to crash to defeat by an innings and 15 runs against Combined Colleges and Campuses (CCC) at the Three Ws Oval in Bridgetown. The match did not last two whole days, thanks to offspinner Ryan Austin, who took his second ten-wicket haul in first-class cricket

In their first innings, Leeward Islands were dismissed for 39 in 22.2 overs. The CCC fast bowlers got rid of the top order, and Austin accounted for the middle and lower-order batsmen, finishing with 5 for 19. Gavin Williams and Tonito Willet were the only batsmen to make double-figure scores. The last-wicket stand of 13 was the best of the Leeward innings.

CCC did not bat well either but, under the circumstances, their first-innings total of 167 earned them a sizeable lead. They had seven wickets in hand when they went past Leedward's total but legspinner Anthony Martin ensured the middle-order batsmen did not stay long. Martin finished with 4 for 32, while Nkrumah Bonner and Jason Holder made 43 and 42 for CCC.

Leeward needed 128 in their second innings to avoid an innings defeat. They did not make it. From 42 for 1 they collapsed to 66 for 7 and were eventually dismissed for 113. Austin was the best bowler once again, taking 5 for 52 to finish with match figures of 10 for 71.

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  • Alex on February 14, 2012, 11:17 GMT

    Another slow-bowler-friendly track at the CCC . The batsmen are lost and so the WI will find it rather difficult to cope with any good slow bowler . All will be "at sea" against any QUALITY spinner. We must get good pitches for our batsmen to be of some quality in order to be WORLD CLASS. Where are you WICB.

  • Basil on February 13, 2012, 3:00 GMT

    This is so sad. You have spinners taking the new ball on substandard pitches. Spinners taking most of the wickets. Wicket keepers that can't bat and no scores over 300. A player like Samuels with a pathetic Test av of 29, decides to play BPL rather than actually trying to improve his game in the longest format before the Aus series. Too many big names missing and too many teams diluting the standard. Sad.

  • Aaron on February 12, 2012, 18:47 GMT

    If both teams could'nt score 200 means something is very very wrong, either batters were batting with a broom-stick or the wicket was sub-standard. Having a sub standard wicket at a First-class venue is poor management. Not taking any thing away from the bowlers Austin and Martin and especially Tonge who toiled so damn hard despite a busted knee. Good Bowling from McLean, Dawes and Holder too.

  • Dummy4 on February 12, 2012, 13:40 GMT

    this is not cricket at all the standard is very poor no wonder west indies is always losing and they will continue to lose until the wicb change thier stupid ways and focus on the cricket and not there pockets and them self.sure they might attract a few good crowd now and then for there t20 tounament but the game itself is dying just look at the players. when they do realise and open there eyes it will be to late.

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