Spinners set up ten-wicket Jamaican victory
A comfortable ten-wicket win over the Combined Campuses & Colleges put Jamaica on top of the standings in the Carib Beer Series. Chasing just 26 to win, after they dismissed the CCC for 213 in their second innings, Jamaica eased home after tea on the third day at Kensington Park. Jamaica's spin-bowling trio of Nikita Miller, Odean Brown, and captain Tamar Lambert shared the ten CCC second-wickets to fall, Miller the most successful with 4 for 65 from 31.4 overs. Legspinner Brown, who took ten wickets in the opening match against Leeward Islands, took 3 for 40 and Lambert, bowling offspin, 3 for 59. CCC's overnight pair of Simone Jackson and Nikoli Parris batted solidly till just before lunch, when Miller had Jackson caught behind for 49 playing defensively forward to leave the home team on 120 for two at lunch. Jackson and Morris added 91 for the second wicket and the innings crashed after the interval, as CCC, as they lost their last eight wickets for 76 runs.
Guyana 185 and 85 for 3 trail Barbados 531 (Hinds 108, Morris 70, Holder 58, Benn 58*) by 261 runs
Title-holders Barbados put themselves in a great position to whip Guyana, first totalling 531 - their highest total of in six seasons - and then reducing the opposition to 85 for 3 in their second innings when fading light ended play seven early on the third day of their second round match at Kensington Oval. Resuming on 256 for 3 Ryan Hinds perished in the second over of the day, for 108, but wicketkeeper Carlo Morris' maiden first-class half-century, on his 28th birthday, and some positive, attacking batting from Sulieman Benn and Alcindo Holder lifted Barbados. Morris slammed a run-a-ball 70, Holder and Benn also helped themselves to scores of 58 apiece and Shamarh Brooks, set to captain West Indies Under-19 in this year's ICC Youth World Cup in Malaysia next month, made 39. Holder and Brooks added 86 for the fifth wicket, in contrasting styles, before Morris and Benn put on 91 for the seventh. Kemar Roach, the fast bowler, had Guyana in early trouble wen he nipped out openers Travis Dowlin and Royston Crandon in his first two overs. Leon Johnson, the former West Indies yout captain, and fellow left-hander Narsingh Deonarine consolidated with a stand of 75 before Deonarine fell to Benn's left-arm spin. Johnson, unbeaten on 21 from 101 balls, and Ramnaresh Sarwan have plenty to do on day four.
Windward Islands 134 and 183 for 6 (Fletcher 57) need another 106 runs to beat Leeward Islands 201 and 221 (Banks 57)
Leeward Islands swung themselves back into the game with the crucial wicket of Andre Fletcher and left themselves four wickets away from victory at Queen's Park. Set 289 to win, Windward Islands collapsed to 186 for 6 at stumps on day three. Fletcher played some aggressive shots in his 57 but his dismissal, in the final hour of play, triggered a slide that saw the home team drop from 164 for 3 to 167 for six. Earlier, disciplined bowling from captain Deighton Butler and offspinner Liam Sebastien revived the Windwards' fortunes as the visitors' last five wickets tumbled for a mere 42 runs. Leewards resumed on 179 for 5 but Butler's 4 for 50 and Sebastien's 3 for 62 cut them to 221. Omari Banks, the captain, made 57, the highest score of the innings.