Carib Beer Cup 2004-05 February 6, 2005

Windward Islands take charge against Leewards

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Barbados 224 and 248 for 6 (Campbell 70, Browne 50*) lead Guyana 249 by 223 runs
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The Carib Beer Cup match between Barbados and Guyana was intriguingly poised after three days - Barbados were 223 in front with four wickets in hand, and Guyana were likely to have an interesting run-chase ahead of them on the final day at Bridgetown. Trailing by 25 in the first innings, Barbados were bolstered by half-centuries from Sherwin Campbell and Patrick Browne, and ended the day on 248 for 6. Campbell, the captain, scored 70, while Browne was unbeaten on 50 at the close. Guyana took only six wickets in the day, but throughout they kept a check on the runs, conceding only 244 from 107 overs. Mahendra Nagamootoo was primarily responsible for Barbados' poor scoring rate - he wheeled down 40 overs and took 3 for 75, in the process becoming the leading wicket-taker for Guyana with 271 scalps.

Leeward Islands 262 and 87 for 5 (Williams 60*) trail Winward Islands 417 for 9 dec (Smith 142, Murray 66) by 68 runs
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Windward Islands took charge of their match against Leewards Islands at St Thomas. At close of play on the third day, Leewards were struggling at 87 for 5, needing a further 68 to avoid an innings defeat. Resuming at 279 for 3, Windwards stretched their first innings to 417 for 9. Devon Smith and Junior Murray were the stars, adding 143 for the fourth wicket - Smith made 142, while Murray scored 66. Trailing by 155, Leewards made a horrendous start to their second innings, losing both openers for ducks. Stuart Williams then led the counterattack, and was unbeaten on 60 at close, but with wickets continually falling at the other end, Winwards were well on top.