Barbados and Guyana in control
Barbados and Guyana were in a commanding position as Round seven of the Carib Beer Cup continued.
Close 3rd day Trinidad and Tobago 265 and 60 for 4 trail Barbados 285 and 372 (Ryan Hinds 83, Wilkinson 82, Browne 82) by 332 runs
Trinidad and Tobago were fighting for survival as Barbados established their stranglehold over the match at Pointe-a-Pierre. Ryan Hinds, Kurt Wilkinson and Courtney Brown slammed 80's and Barbados set T&T a target of 393. Dave Mohammad was the most successful bowler with 3 for 96. T&T were in a deep hole at the end of the day as they were reduced to 60 for 4. Fidel Edwards took the vital wicket of Brian Lara (14), while Corey Collymore snapped up two victims.
Close 2nd day Jamaica 200 and 158 for 0 (Gayle 103*) lead Leeward Islands 190 (Joseph 89, Powell 5-40) by 168 runs
Sylvester Joseph, the Leeward Islands' captain, scored a gritty 89 as his team recovered from a perilous 29 for 5 to reach 190 at St Elizabeth. After Joseph fell, Ridley Jacobs (32) and Chaka Hodge (46) shared a valuable 119-run stand and propped up the total. Daren Powell, the fast bowler, was the pick of the Jamaican bowlers as he snared 5 for 40. Having gained a slender lead, Jamaica hit back strongly with Chris Gayle bludgeoning an unbeaten 103. Maurice Kepple (47 not out) gave him good support and Jamaica ended the second day on a commanding note.
Close 2nd day Kenya 104 for 5 (Patel 59) trail Guyana 444 (Sarwan 199, Chanderpaul 75, Aga 4-71) by 340 runs
Ramnaresh Sarwan fell just one run short of a fine double hundred as Guyana took control in the second day at Georgetown. Shivnaraine Chanderpaul (75) and Sarwan added 158 and only Rageb Aga made any impression among the Kenyan bowlers. Mahendra Nagamootoo, the legspinner, spun his web with 3 for 30 and Kenya were hobbling at 104 for 5 at stumps. Brijal Patel's 59 was the lone spark in the Kenyan misery tale.
Close 2nd day Windward Islands 292 for 5 (Smith 154) lead West Indies B 197 by 95 runs
Devon Smith compiled a fine 154 and Windward Islands gained a 95-run lead at the end of the second day at Grenada. Romel Currency (38) and Rawl Lewis (36 not out) chipped in with useful knocks. Smith shared a 114-run opening stand with Currency which set the tone for a long innings.