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January 31, 2010
Offspinner Ryan Austin's career-best performance helped Combined Campuses & Colleges beat Guyana by five wickets at the 3Ws Oval. The result was a come-from-behind victory as CCC had conceded a first-innings lead and Guyana had begun the third day on 60 for 1 in their second innings, with an overall advantage of 92. Austin, however, cut through the Guyana batting line-up, nipping partnerships before they began to grow, and finished with figures of 7 for 42 in 24.5 overs. Guyana lost nine wickets for 98 runs on the third day with Sewnarine Chattergoon's 39 being the top score. CCC were left with a target of 195 but their chase started shakily as the openers were dismissed with only 36 runs scored. But debutant Kjorn Ottley steadied the innings with 66 and Chadwick Walton scored an unbeaten 34 to secure victory inside three days. Austin was the Player of the Match with figures of 10 for 118, his maiden ten-wicket haul in first-class cricket.
Kirk Edwards helped Barbados gain a sizeable lead against Windward Islands at the Kensington Oval. Having dismissed Windwards for 307 in their first innings a little under an hour before lunch, Edwards scored 90 to take Barbados ahead by 230 runs at stumps. Edwards shared a vital third-wicket stand of 125 with captain Ryan Hinds, after adding 45 for the second wicket with opener Dale Richards. Both Hinds and Richards scored half-centuries and Shane Shillingford impressed with the ball for Windwards, taking 3 for 76. Edwards ran himself out just before close with Barbados on 250 for 4.
Wilden Cornwall and Omari Banks picked up four wickets apiece to ensure Leeward Islands were firm favourites against Trinidad and Tobago at the Foursquare Oval. Leewards - chasing 202 for an outright win - were 115 for 5 at stumps. T&T started the day on 94 for 3, and managed to add 132 in 59 overs. No. 7 Imran Khan's 63 was the highlight of the innings as Cornwall and Banks scythed through the line-up. Leewards appeared in a hurry during the chase, but lost half their side as offspinner Amit Jaggernauth struck thrice.
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