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January 19, 2010
A devastating spell of swing bowling by Kemar Roach handed Barbados an eight-wicket win over Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) in Charlestown. Roach took 7 for 23 in 13.5 overs to dismiss CCC for 187 before Barbados knocked off the required 100 to win. After the third day's play was washed out, CCC started their second innings trailing by 88 and stumbled to 101 for 5 as Roach and Nikolai Charles struck. A stand of 79 for the sixth wicket between Chadwick Walton and Kevin McClean revived them. That was when Roach was taken out of the attack. But when he returned for a new spell after lunch, he responded by bowling Walton and McClean as the last five wickets fell for seven runs. Roach's figures were his best in first-class cricket. Barbados had 28 overs to knock off the runs and they did so within 17 overs. The win pushed Barbados to second place at 15 points.
A six-wicket haul by the legspinner Odean Brown overshadowed Runako Morton's century as Jamaica coasted to a seven-wicket win over Leeward Islands at Warner Park. Morton celebrated his comeback to the West Indies one-day squad with 108 but it wasn't enough to challenge Jamaica as they were set a target of only 26. Resuming on 62 for 2, the Leewards' overnight pair of Morton and Steve Liburd extended their stand to 89 before Liburd shouldered arms to a googly by Brown. Tonito Willet shouldered arms to another Brown googly and when Omari Banks was caught at the cover boundary, Leewards had lost half their side for 162. Morton resisted and smashed 14 fours and a six in his knock before he was caught by the keeper off Nikita Miller. Jamaica had some anxious moments in their chase when they lost three wickets for eight runs. However, Donovan Pagon and Brendan Nash saw their team through.
An attacking century by Narsingh Deonarine was the highlight of the final day of the drawn day-night fixture between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago at North Sound. Guyana were set a target of 343 and responded with 265 for 5, carried by a fourth-wicket stand of 131 between Deonarine and Sewnarine Chattergoon. Trinidad declared half an hour into the day's play to set the opposition a challenging target. Deonarine walked in at 96 for 3 and played the role of the aggressor while Chattergoon played patiently. Deonarine reached his fifty off 44 balls and at tea time, there was a possibility of a Guyana win with the score at 203 for 3. But Trinidad set defensive fields in the final session. Deonarine reached his century with a pull for six. His innings included three sixes and ten fours. He remained unbeaten on 104 while Chattergoon made 73, hitting nine boundaries. Trinidad have a bit of catching up to do, with this draw leaving them at fifth place.
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