Hinds and Windward take first day's honours
Barbados 250 for 9 (Hinds 82) v Leeward Islands
Ryan Hinds led by example by scoring 82 as Barbados posted 250 for 9 on the first day of their second round match against Leeward Islands at the North Stars Cultural & Social Club.
Several Barbados batsmen got starts after they were asked to bat in overcast and windy conditions but no one apart from Hinds was able to convert them into a substantial innings. Dwayne Smith scored 43, Floyd Reifer 28, Ryan Austin 26 and Wayne Blackman 20 but Hinds was the only batsman to cross fifty. He struck a six and seven fours during his innings that spanned a little over four hours.
The Leewards bowlers shared the wickets among them with Tonito Willett and Adam Sanford being the most successful with 2 for 5 and 2 for 63 respectively. Sanford provided the early breakthrough when he had Dale Richards caught at slip for 2.
Barbados slipped to 37 for 3 before Hinds and Floyd Reifer began the recovery with a 47-run stand. Reifer looked solid until Carl Simon bowled a leg-cutter that induced the edge to second slip. Dwayne Smith joined Hinds and the pair added 66 - the highest partnership of the innings - for the fifth wicket. Smith, who had batted responsibly, perished to a cross-batted pull that was taken at deep midwicket, leaving Barbados on 150 for 5.
Thereafter Barbados kept losing wickets at regular intervals and only a 57-run stand between Hinds and Ryan Austin propped them towards 250 for 9 at stumps. Austin batted with grit and Hinds was within sight of his sixth first-class hundred before he was run out.
Jamaica 231 for 6 (Parchment 76, Hyatt 76) v Windward Islands
Jamaica wasted a solid start from their openers to end the first day against Windward Islands on 231 for 6. Brenton Parchment and Danza Hyatt put on a century opening partnership but Windwards hit back with quick wickets to grab a slight advantage by the end of the day. Darren Sammy removed Wavell Hinds and finished the day with 2 for 37 off 19 overs- by far the pick of the bowlers.
Trinidad and Tobago v Guyana
The first day of the second-round match between Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana was abandoned due to heavy rain at Guaracara Park. Play was called off at 1.15pm.