Carib Beer Cup 2004-05 January 23, 2005

Bennett keeps Barbados in the hunt

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Jamaica193 and 95 for 7 (Powell 47*, Bennett 5-34) lead Barbados 152 all out (Nurse 42, Powell 4-47) by 136 runs

Jason Bennett produced another superb spell of pace bowling as Barbados kept themselves in the hunt despite conceding a first-innings lead of 41 to Jamaica. Bennett, who finished the day with figures of 5 for 34, combined with Corey Collymore to reduce Jamaica to a dismal 26 for 7 in their second innings, before Darren Powell (47) and Nikita Miller launched a spirited recovery, adding 69 before stumps. Barbados's first innings had been a limp affair, with Martin Nurse's stoild 42 being the only contribution of note. Powell had shone with the ball as well, taking 4 for 47, but the Bennett-induced wobble later in the day left the match intriguingly poised heading into day three.

Windward Islands 58 for 4 (Garraway 2-18) trail Guyana 176 (Fudadin 34, Peters 4-23, Shillingford 3-48) by 118 runs Scorecard

Guyana seized control of this match on another day affected by inclement weather, with only 59.4 overs of play possible. Having stretched their first innings to 176 from the overnight total of 103 for 6, Guyana had reduced Windward Islands to 58 for 4 before the weather intervened as Gros Islet. Vishal Nagamootoo made an unbeaten 32 as Guyana struggled against the pace of Kenroy Peters and the offspin of Shane Shillingford. But when Windwards began their reply, Trevor Garraway struck twice in a hurry to leave slim hopes of a first-innings lead resting in the hands of Junior Murray (36 not out), the 37-year-old veteran who played the last of his 33 Tests almost three years ago.

No play Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Islands