Barbados win easily, Guyana clinch thriller
Barbados 91 for 1 (Brathwaite 42) beat Leeward Islands 87 (Hughes 34, Best 4-26) by nine wickets
Barbados thrashed Leeward Islands by nine wickets, after dismissing their opponents for 87 and then achieving the target in 8.2 overs at Queen's Park Oval. Only one Leeward Islands batsman, Chesney Hughes, reached double figures while the other ten managed only 42 runs together. Barbados fast bowler Tino Best finished with figures of 4 for 26, his best in a domestic T20 match.
Leeward Islands chose to bat and Best started the collapse by dismising Kieran Powell with the first ball of the match. Hughes was the only man to provide resistance with a 23-ball 34. The next best score was 8 and extras contributed 11 to Leeward Islands' total.
Barbados chased their target by scoring at nearly 11 runs per over, after the openers put on 65 in 4.3 overs. Justin Brathwaite scored a 16-ball 42, which included four sixes and three fours. His opening partner Dwayne Smith also scored quickly, hitting four fours and two sixes in an unbeaten 36 off 21 balls.
Guyana 160 for 8 (Deonarine 57, Chanderpaul 38, Raymon Reifer 4-32) beat Combined Campuses and Colleges 159 for 3 (Walton 99*) by two wickets
In a dramatic finish to the second match of the day at Queen's Park Oval, Guyana scored 13 runs in the last over to beat Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) by two wickets. Guyana needed 19 runs from 12 balls but Raymon Reifer took two wickets off the first two balls to complete a hat-trick - he had taken one off the last ball of his previous over - and added another wicket off the fifth ball, leaving Guyana in trouble.
They needed ten off the last two deliveries from Jason Holder, who then bowled a no-ball off which the batsmen ran two. With seven to get, and two balls still remaining, Veerasammy Permaul swung a six over midwicket and scampered a leg-bye to take Guyana home off the final ball.
Guyana's chase of 160 was led by Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Narsingh Deonarine, who shared a 62-run partnership and took the score to 91 for 3 before Chanderpaul was dismissed. CCC took two more wickets in the next five overs, putting the match in the balance before it slipped away from them in the final over.
CCC's innings had been led by a blistering knock from Chadwick Walton, who fell short of his hundred by one run. He anchored the innings and had partnerships of 50 and 58 for the first two wickets. Walton helped CCC scored 61 off the last five overs, his contribution was 48 from 17, including four sixes in the last over.