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January 11, 2005
Jamaica 188 and 270 beat Leeward Islands 150 and 132 by 176 runs
Jamaica crushed Leeward Islands by 176 runs to notch up an easy win at the Kaiser Sports Club in Discovery Bay. Requiring 309 to win, Leeward Islands were bundled out for 132, giving Jamaica 12 points from their first Carib Beer Cup match of the season. Resuming at 16 for 2, Leeward kept losing wickets at regular intervals. They slumped to 57 for 6 before Ridley Jacobs (32) and Stuart Williams (31) delayed the inevitable with a 59-run stand. However, Odeon Brown then wrapped up the tail quickly, finishing with 3 for 22.
Guyana 163 (Deorine 93)drew v Trinidad & Tobago 120 for 7 (Daesrath 5-34)
With rain having reduced Trinidad's match against Guyana into a two-day affair, a draw was the only possible result. Resuming at 82 for 3, Guyana were bowled out for 163, but they fought back to have Trinidad struggling at 120 for 7 when play was called off. Narsingh Deonarine and Damodar Daesrath were the stars for Guyana. Deonarine scored 93, easily the highest score in the match, to prop up Guyana's innings. Daesrath, the captain, then struck with ball, taking 5 for 34 as Trinidad struggled to bat out the day. The result meant that both teams got four points each.
The match between Barbados and Windward Islands was washed out without a ball being bowled.
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