Regional Four Day Competition 2008-09, 2nd round, 4th day January 19, 2009

CCC and Barbados clinch victories

Cricinfo staff


Rawl Lewis keeps an end up during Windward Islands' defeat against Barbados © The Nation
 
Combined Campuses & Colleges got their campaign off with a win, beating Guyana by 96 runs in Barbados. Chasing 319, Guyana could manage only 222. Resuming on 30 for 1, they were quickly down to 54 for 4 after Kevin McClean and Khismar Catlin struck early blows. Then Narsingh Deonarine and Royston Crandon revived hopes of a fightback with a 124-run stand; Crandon scored at nearly a run a ball in his a career-high 67 but was caught at deep cover off Ryan Austin. Crandon's fall triggered a collapse, with Guyana losing four wickets for five runs. The penultimate two wickets came by way of run-outs and Austin - who took 3 for 50 off his 19.1 overs - wrapped up the win with the wicket of Deonarine, who made 86.

Barbados completed an innings-and-66-run win over Windward Islands on the final day in Grenada. Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn picked up four wickets as Windward collapsed for 137 in their second innings, having begun the day at 9 for 1. Benn, who opened the bowling yesterday, finished with 4 for 38 off 19.2 overs, with Ryan Hinds and Tino Best picking two apiece. Opener Miles Bascombe top scored with 47, and the only others to offer some resistance were Darren Sammy (29) and Rawl Lewis (26) as the hosts failed well short of their poor first-innings effort of 192.

Jamaica moved to the top of the table after gaining first-innings points against Trinidad and Tobago's in Port of Spain. Jamaica, whose late stutter on the third day left them at 148 for 5, managed to overhaul T&T's first-innings score of 202 early in the day. Wavell Hinds, overnight on 6, and David Bernard took the visitors to 247 for 6. Hinds hit eight fours and two sixes in his 52 before he was caught at first slip off Amit Jaggernauth. Bernard went on to score 75, while Keith Hibbert made an unbeaten 60 as Jamaica extended their total for 355 for 7, when they eventually declared with a lead of 153.

T&T's batsmen faced a testing time as Jamaica pressed for an unlikely win in the ran-affected game. The openers put on 55, but legspinner Gavin Wallace's 2 for 14 off 13 overs - six were maidens - saw Jamaica close the game at 98 for 3 off 36 overs.

Team Mat Won Lost Tied Draw Aban Pts
Jamaica 2 1 0 0 1 0 18
Barbados 2 1 0 0 1 0 15
Comb CC 1 1 0 0 0 0 12
Windward Islands 2 1 1 0 0 0 12
Trinidad & T 2 0 0 0 2 0 9
Leeward Islands 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
Guyana 2 0 2 0 0 0 0

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