Carib Beer Cup 2004-05 January 15, 2005

Jamaica take charge against Windward Islands

Cricinfo staff

Windward Islands 64 for 7 trail Jamaica 244 (Bernard 49) by 180 runs

Jamaica enjoyed an excellent day at the Beausejour Stadium. Resuming at 69 for 3, they posted a total of 244, and their afternoon got even better as Windward Islands slumped to 64 for 7 at close of play on the second day, still trailing by 180. Daren Powell, David Bernard and Nikita Miller took two wickets each, with Miller, a left-arm spinner, returning astonishing figures of 14-9-7-2. Earlier, Bernard had starred with the bat too, scoring 49.

Barbados 120 for 1 (Richards 54*) trail Trinidad & Tobago 280 (Maraj 99, Jan 99) by 160 runs

Barbados were comfortably placed at close of play on the second day of their Carib Beer Cup match against Trinidad and Tobago at Crab Hill. They restricted Trinidad to 280 in the first innings, and were then coasting along at 120 for 1, with Dale Richards unbeaten on 54. Earlier, two of Trinidad's batsmen had the misfortune of being dismissed for 99. Tishan Maraj, the opener playing in only his third first-class match, missed his maiden century by a run, and the same fate befell Imran Jan a little later.

Leeward Islands 237 for 5 (Williams 92*, Cornwall 72) v Guyana

The second day's play at Charlestown was washed out due to rain.