Windward secure semi-final berth
Windward Islands edged to a three-wicket victory against Combined Campuses and Colleges at the Trelawny Stadium despite a middle-order collapse that threatened to undermine a solid opening partnership. The win secured Windward a spot in the semi-finals of the WICB Cup.
The Windward openers, Devon Smith and Johnson Charles, added 105 for the first wicket, chasing a target of 203, but the innings lost direction after the stand was broken. CCC's Gilford Moore, who finished with 4 for 41, was instrumental in Windward losing seven wickets for 91 runs. Windward, however, had enough resources to complete victory in the 48th over.
Unlike Windward, CCC wobbled at the start of their innings, losing their first five wickets for 85 runs. It needed a half-century from Ryan Wiggins, and useful 30s from Romel Currency and Chadwick Walton, to prop the side up to 202 for 9. Darren Sammy was Windward's best bowler with figures of 3 for 34.
The match between Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago at Sabina Park had to be abandoned shortly into the second innings because of rain. T&T batted first after winning the toss and were dismissed for 225 in the 50th over. Several batsmen got starts but Dwayne Bravo and Denesh Ramdin top-scored with 43 each. Krishmar Santokie and David Bernard were the top wicket-takers for Jamaica, with three strikes apiece.
Jamaica lost Xavier Marshall and Chris Gayle during the chase and had reached 45 for 2 after 10.4 overs before the game was called off. Both teams took two points each from the game, leaving Jamaica on two and T&T on six. Jamaica will have to beat CCC comprehensively on Sunday to reach the final four.
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