Carib Beer Cup 2004-05 February 5, 2005

Jamaica thump T&T by 142 runs

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Jamaica 316 and 274 for 6 decl. (Hyatt 64, Pagon 57) beat Trinidad & Tobago 303 and 145 (Kelly 83, Miller 4-27) by 142 runs
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With three of their batsmen unable to bat, Trinidad and Tobago slumped to a 142-run defeat against Jamaica at the Alpart Sports Club. Shazan Babwah had returned home after the death of his father, while Imran Jan was resting a back injury, and once Sherwin Ganga retired hurt after being struck a painful blow on the chin by Daren Powell, Trinidad and Tobago were left with only seven fit batsmen. Chasing 288 in two session, they collapsed to 145 all out, despite a blistering 72-ball 83 from Richard Kelly who smashed seven sixes and three fours. For Jamaica, who registered a fifth successive win, Nikita Miller did the damage, picking up 4 for 27, including the wicket of Kelly, leg before wicket, as Trinidad and Tobago lost seven wickets in the final session. Earlier, Jamaica had declared on 274 for 6, with Powell making 45 and Carlton Baugh a quickfire 43.

Barbados 224 and 4 for 0 trail Guyana 249 (Ramdass 57, Bennett 4-70) by 21 runs
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The Nagamootoo brothers, Mahendra and Vishal, inspired a rearguard action that gave Guyana a 24-run first-innings lead against Barbados at the Kensington Oval. Ryan Ramdass had compiled a painstaking 57 as Guyana reached 119 for 1 in response to Barbados's 224, but but they then slumped to 175 for 7 before Mahendra Nagamootoo chipped in with 32 to complement his brother's unbeaten 33. For Barbados, Jason Bennett took 4 for 70 to take his series tally to an impressive 21. When bad light stopped play 11 overs early, Barbados were still 21 runs in arrears.

Winward Islands 279 for 3 (Smith 135*, Murray 61*) lead Leeward Islands 262 (Jeffers 69, Sammy 6-50) by 17 runs
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Devon Smith compiled a patient and classy century as Windward Islands took charge of their match against the Leewards in St. Thomas. With Junior Murray chipping in with a defiant 61, Windwards dominated the final session after they had lost wickets either side of tea. Smith smashed 16 fours and a huge six off Omari Banks that landed on the roof of the commentary box. Earlier, Leewards were able to add just 10 to their overnight total, as Darren Sammy finished with career-best figures of 6 for 50.

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