Carib Beer Series, 6th round, 3rd day March 17, 2008

Trinidad rout CCC by nine wickets

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Trinidad & Tobago 337 (Pollard 86, Rampaul 58) and 36 for 1 (Bravo 12*) beat Combined Colleges & Campuses 97 (Jaggernauth 4-35) and 275 (Jackson 83, Reifer 64, Walton 58) by nine wickets
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Trinidad sent CCC crashing from their overnight 185 for 3 to 275 before completing a nine-wicket win to move into second place in the Carib Beer Series.

With only 36 needed for victory, Trinidad lost William Perkins for 12, after which Dwayne Bravo struck a boundary down the ground to complete the formalities.

Earlier, CCC went through the first half-hour of the morning session without alarm, but the situation changed when Chadwick Walton was caught at second slip by Perkins off Richard Kelly for 58. Kelly struck two overs later, when Perkins pouched an edge from Kurt Wilkinson, who could not open his account.

Amit Jaggernauth, the offspinner, ended a fledgling partnership between Craig Emmanuel (15) and Floyd Reifer. Ravi Rampaul, who went on to get the Man-of-the-match award, then dismissed Kevin McClean and Jason Bennett in quick time. Meanwhile, Reifer reached his half-century when he slogged Dave Mohammed over midwicket before Jaggernauth dismissed Kavesh Kantasingh. Mohammed, though, got the better off Reifer when he was caught at mid-off.

Leeward Islands 204 and 160 for 8 (Morton 80*, Garraway 3-56) trail Guyana 415 (Sarwan 150, Chanderpaul 82, Mohammed 43) by 51 runs
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Ramnaresh Sarwan's superb 150 enabled Guyana to stretch their first innings score to 415 and claim a 211-run lead, after which their bowlers, led by 3 for 56 from seamer Esuan Crandon, left Leeward Islands on a verge of an innings defeat in St.Thomas.

In their reply, Leewards slipped to 51 for 4, with Crandon dismissing opener Shane Jeffers and Tonito Willett for five and eight respectively. Runako Morton, the Leewards' captain, blitzed an unbeaten 80 off 112 balls with six fours and two sixes and added 73 runs for the fifth wicket with Steve Liburd (30) to briefly steady the innings, but their stand ended when Liburd was run out.

Crandon then proceeded to dismiss Jahmar Hamilton for a duck before offspinner Zaheer Mohammed took two tail-end wickets.

Looking to build on their lead, Guyana lost Crandon in the second over after adding two runs to their overnight score of 299 for 6. But Sarwan, who began the day on 89, soon brought up his century, and made his way to 150 after adding 103 runs for the eight wicket with Mohammed (43). Liburd was the most successful Leewards bowler with 3 for 46.

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