Devon Smith tons lift Windwards to win, Guyana draw
Leeward Islands 182 (Willett 58, Permaul 4-42) and 322 (Hamilton 106, Hodge 52, Permaul 5-73) drew with Guyana 279 (Jacobs 75, Baker 4-57) and 173 for 6 (Johnson 60, Martin 3-37)
The Regional Four Day Competition match between Leeward Islands and Guyana, which also marked the debut of Shivnarine Chanderpaul's son Tagenarine, petered out into a tame draw at the end of the fourth day's play on Tuesday. Needing 226 runs for a win, Guyana finished at 173 for 6. They will take six points from the match based on a first-innings lead.
The Guyana batsmen, led by Leon Johnson, seemingly played for a draw after being sent in to bat on the final day. Openers Rajindra Chandrika and Chanderpaul added 58 runs for the first wicket before the latter was run out.
Guyana, who chose to field, gained an early advantage by dismissing Leeward Islands for 182 on the first day. Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul was the most effective bowler for Guyana, taking four wickets for 42 runs.
The Guyanese response was largely bolstered by a 109-run, fourth-wicket partnership between Steven Jacobs and Assad Fudadin. Jacobs, who scored the second half-century of his career, top-scored with 75 and the partnership was vital in helping Guyana take a 97-run lead.
Leewards Islands came back strongly, as a century from Jahmar Hamilton and a fifty from Montcin Hodge helped Leeward Islands reach 322. Permaul's miserly 5 for 73 in 38 overs was the standout bowling performance for Guyana.
Windward Islands 409 (Smith 139, Polius 77, Dewar 4-127) and 187 for 3 (Smith 106*) beat Combined Campuses and Colleges 309 (Alleyne 84, Corbin 57, Shillingford 3-76) and 284 (Walton 88, Pascal 5-81) by seven wickets
A fine batting performance from opener Devon Smith, who scored hundreds in both innings, helped Windward Islands rout Combined Campuses and Colleges by seven wickets on Tuesday.
Set a target of 185 to win, Windward Islands reached their target in just 44.5 overs with Smith scoring an unbeaten 106 off 133 balls. His hundred in the first innings, a knock of 139 off 166 balls, helped Windward Islands gain a 100-run lead over CCC after the latter made 309 in their first innings. Windward Islands' reply was shaped by Smith's ton and half-centuries from Dalton Polius and Tyrone Theophile.
Windward's bowlers looked set to bundle out CCC for a small score in their second essay, before a 90-run, seventh-wicket stand between Akeem Dewar and Nekoli Parris helped them reach a respectable 284. Fast bowler Nelon Pascal took five wickets for Windwards in the innings.