Regional Four Day Competition 2008-09, 4th day March 8, 2009

Richardson helps Jamaica maintain supremacy at the top

Cricinfo staff


Darren Sammy struck eight fours and a six during his 100-ball innings for Windward Islands © DigicelCricket.com/Brooks La Touche Photography
 

Andrew Richardson and Nikita Miller shared eight wickets between them as Jamaica handed Trinidad & Tobago their first defeat of the season at the Alpart Sports Club. Adrian Barath top-scored with 71 while Darren Bravo stroked 70 but T&T, set a challenging 371 to win, fell short by 124 runs. Starting the day at 70 without loss, T&T were in early trouble when Richardson struck twice in quick succession to remove Imran Khan and Daren Ganga, who bagged a pair. Barath and Bravo then settled down to rebuild the innings with a productive stand of 87 for the third wicket. Barath struck two fours and a six during his 143-ball innings while Bravo hit six fours in his 170-ball stay. They took T&T to lunch at 143 for 2 but any hopes of extending the partnership were crushed when Richardson accounted for Barath with the score on 160. Miller then removed Kieron Pollard for 11 before Richardson dismissed Bravo to trigger a lower-order slide. Richardson finished with a five-wicket haul while Miller ended with 3 for 65.

Allrounder Darren Sammy's tenacious, unbeaten half-century guided Windward Islands to a narrow one wicket win over Barbados at the Kensington Oval. Sammy hit a superb 70 as Windwards, set 196 to win, reached the target just before tea on the final day. Starting the day on 61 for 1, Windards suffered early setbacks: Nikolai Charles trapped Johnson Charles leg before, while Corey Collymore accounted for Andre Fletcher (9) and Camilus Alexander (39), to leave Windwards struggling at 94 for 4. Sammy and Kevin James put on 38 for the fifth wicket, but Kemar Roach bowled James for 15 to spark a sudden collapse as five wickets tumble for 38. But Sammy and Nelon Pascal managed to hold on for the win as Windwards leap-frogged Barbados into second spot on the points table.

Rain and defective covers combined to thwart Guyana's victory bid as there was no play on the final day of their match against Combined Campuses & Colleges (CCC) in Georgetown. There was seepage under the covers at Bourda following overnight and early morning rain, and the umpires Dashroy Balgobin and Goaland Greaves called off play at 2pm local time. Guyana moved up to sixth place, thanks to the first-innings points, as CCC replaced them at the bottom.

Team Mat Won Lost Tied Draw Aban Pts
Jamaica 8 5 1 0 2 0 72
Windward Islands 8 5 3 0 0 0 60
Barbados 8 4 2 0 2 0 54
Trinidad & T 8 1 1 0 6 0 45
Leeward Islands 7 3 3 0 1 0 43
Guyana 8 0 5 0 3 0 20
Comb CC 7 1 4 0 2 0 18