Regional one-day competition October 19, 2004

Nurse stars in Barbados triumph

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Barbados 158 for 4 (Nurse 70, Jeremy 3-30) beat Leeward Islands 157 (S Williams 55, Hinds 3-24) by 6 wickets

Barbados made amends for their shock defeat against Trinidad and Tobago, as they romped past Leewards by six wickets in their second match of the regional one-day competition.

Leeward Islands won the toss and opted to bat, but they were never in the game after losing half their side for just 44. Stuart Williams, their captain, propped up the innings, scoring 55, but the team only managed 147. The wickets were shared around, with Ryan Hinds picking up three, while Ian Bradshaw, Corey Collymore and Sulieman Benn all picked up a couple.

Martin Nurse then led the run-chase, scoring 70 as Barbados won with more than 12 overs to spare, and managed to get a bonus point as well. The win took Barbados to second place in the table with five points, though they have played a game more than Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana, who have four points each.