KFC Cup fifth round October 10, 2005

Windwards and Guyana enter semis

Cricinfo staff



Devon Smith took Windwards to a win with a sparkling 59 © Getty Images
Jamaica 209 for 4 (Parchment 75, Marshall 55*) beat Barbados 208 for 8 (Reifer 52*) by 6 wickets
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Powered by Brenton Parchment's 75 and Xavier Marshall's 55, Jamaica reached the target of 209 to beat Barbados by six wickets to earn a consolation win in the KFC Cup at Bridgetown in Barbados. Despite the loss, Barbados finished second in the preliminaries of the KFC Cup. Jamaica, meanwhile have failed to reach the semi-finals for the second consecutive season. Batting first, Barbados managed a modest 208 thanks largely to an unbeaten half-century by the veteran Floyd Reifer. Gareth Breese, the offspinner, named man-of-the-match broke the back of Barbados with his figures of 4 for 24.

Guyana 174 for 2 (Chattergoon 78*, Arjune 55) beat T&T 172 by 8 wickets
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Trinidad & Tobago, the defending champions, hurtled towards their fifth straight loss and ended their season winless as Guyana chased down their meagre total of 172 in the final round of the KFC Cup in Barbados.

Sent in to bat first at the Windward Sports Club, T&T continued their dismal run putting up a paltry total of 172 which was never going to challenge Guyana. Sewnarine Chattergoon, the left-handed Guyanese opener, hit an unbeaten 78 and shared an opening stand of 131 with Krishna Arjune (55) to take his side to the top of the points table. Earlier, T&T were dealt a huge blow when Daren Ganga, the captain, had to pull out with a leg injury leaving Dinesh Ramdhin to lead the side.

Windward Islands 145 for 4(Smith 59*) beat Leeward Islands 144 by 6 wickets
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Windward Islands scored a comprehensive victory over Leeward Islands in their final round match of the KFC Cup at the Cable and Wireless Sports Club Ground to earn themselves a semi-final berth.

Devon Smith, the West Indies opener, led the way with an attacking 59 off 48 balls to chase down the target of 145. Earlier, the Leewards were shot out for 144 in just 38.2 overs after an inspired opening spell by Darren Sammy and Deighton Butler, who picked two wickets apiece.

Speaking to CMC Sports at the end of the match, Rawl Lewis, the Windwards captain, said, "We are now looking forward to the semi-finals in Guyana, I think the guys have worked hard and though we will be considered by many as the underdogs in the tournament, I think that we have performed well in the preliminaries and we will be hoping to do the same in Guyana in an effort to reach the final".

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