Carib Beer Series 2004-05 February 20, 2005

Jeremy spearheads Leeward Island fightback

Cricinfo staff

Leeward Islands 195 and 64 for 3 lead Barbados 204 (Jeremy 5-53) by 55 runs

A five-wicket haul by Kerry Jeremy, the medium pacer, was the highlight of the second day of the seventh round match between Barbados and Leeward Islands. Jeremy finished with 5 for 53 and Carl Simon, another medium pacer, snapped up 4 for 53 as Barbados were dismissed for 204 in reply to the Leeward's 195. Early in their innings Barbados were wobbling at 52 for 3 when Kurt Wilkinson and Ryan Hinds, who both top-scored with 41 each, added 71 for the fourth wicket and staged a recovery. But once they were seperated, Jeremy and Simon wrapped up the lower order. Barbados, though, gained a slender lead of nine and struck back late in the day as Leewards finished on a precarious 64 for 3.

Trinidad & Tobago 219 for 8 trail Windward Islands 346 (Murray 91, Butler 66) by 127 runs

Trinidad & Tobago were tottering at 219 for 8 as Windward Islands stood on the verge of gaining the first-innings lead in the seventh round of the Carib Beer Series. Jean Paul, the Windards fast bowler, snapped up four wickets and was supported by Rawl Lewis, his captain, with 3 for 41. T&T lost wickets at regular intervals with only Lendl Simmons and Denesh Ramdin crossing 30. Earlier, the Windwards extended their score to 346 as Deighton Butler, the allrounder, produced a plucky 66.

Guyana 221 for 3 (Sarwan 97, Deonarine 80) v Jamaica

The second day of the top-of-the-table seventh round match between Guyana and Jamaica was abandoned without a ball being bowled. Guyana were set to resume at 221 for 3 but persistent showers prevented any play.