Regional one-day competition October 21, 2004

Barbados scythe down Windwards

Wisden Cricinfo Staff

Barbados 129 for 5 beat Windward Islands 127 (D Smith 64, Collins 3-20) by 5 wickets

Barbados leapfrogged Guyana to go on top of the regional one-day table after their emphatic victory over Windward Islands at Georgetown yesterday.

After losing the toss, disciplined Barbados bowling exploited the conditions to restrict Windwards to a paltry 127. Devon Smith held their innings together with a tidy 64, before falling in the last clutch of wickets. Pedro Collins, who took two wickets in his first spell and finished with 3 for 20 off his quota, was the pick of the Barbados bowlers.

Windwards claimed the early wicket of Martin Nurse, but despite regular inroads, could not prevent Barbados from easing to victory in the 38th over, and giving them their second bonus point of the competition by virtue of winning within 40 overs.