Regional Four Day Competition 2011-12

Jamaica finish with 100% record

ESPNcricinfo staff

March 26, 2012

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Jamaica 200 (Bernard 40, Holder 3-27) and 257 (Lambert 55, Austin 5-89) beat Combined Campuses and Colleges 137 (Thomas 78, Miller 3-28) and 166 (Thomas 41, Brown 5-25) by 154 runs
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Jamaica made it six wins out of six by completing a clinical victory over Combined Campuses and Colleges in Bridgetown, Barbados. It was a team effort from Jamaica, with a string of useful contributions from the batsmen taking them to decent totals, and the bowlers hunting in packs to dismiss CCC cheaply.

CCC were set a target of 321 runs, a tough ask in a season in which the highest fourth-innings total to win a game is 219. They managed to last only 56.1 overs and were all out for 166 early on the fourth morning. Legspinner Odean Brown picked up a five-wicket haul as CCC lost their last five wickets for only 23 runs.

CCC had a chance to put Jamaica under pressure after bowling them out for 200 on the first day. Medium-pacers Jason Dawes and Jason Holder had taken three wickets each to inflict the damage. However, CCC failed to capitalise and crashed to 137 all out. Shacaya Thomas, who scored 78, was the only batsman who showed resistance against Jamaica's persistent bowling attack.

With a 63-run deficit to deal with, CCC were unable to restrict Jamaica's top order, with Tamar Lambert getting a half-century. Although no one else got to 50, each of the top five made contributions, and Jamaica added enough runs to take the game away from CCC. Ryan Austin bagged five wickets but he too struggled to curtail the scoring and gave away 89 runs.

Jamaica will face Guyana in the semi-finals, in Kingston from March 30.

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