Regional Four-Day Competition, 4th round, 4th day February 28, 2011

Jamaica hand Leeward Islands a crushing defeat

ESPNcricinfo staff

Needing 11 for victory in their second innings, Jamaica completed a ten-wicket win over Leeward Islands at Warner Park in Basseterre. Beginning day four on 132 for 5 after being made to follow on, Leeward was rocked early, losing two wickets without adding a run to their overnight score. Tonito Willett briefly steadied the innings before being run out for 60. The only other resistance came from Jacques Taylor, who remained 47 not out as the innings folded on 209. David Bernard, who had ripped through the Leeward top order on day three, finished with five wickets, while legspinner Odean Brown snagged three. Jamaica opener Danza Hyatt knocked off the required target with three boundaries. Jamaica took 12 points from the game to remain at the top of the table after four games.

Trinidad & Tobago captain Daren Ganga crafted a match-winning 134 not out to hand Windward Islands a 51-run defeat at the Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown. T&T had resumed effectively on 95 for 4, with Ganga on 62. The middle and lower order produced a couple of useful cameos, which in combination with Ganga's sublime knock took T&T to 255 for 9, before they declared with two sessions left to play. Chasing 224 for victory, Windward were dismissed for 172 with medium-pacer Rayad Emrit (4 for 40) and legspinner Yannic Cariah (3 for 15) doing most of the damage. The only resistance was from first innings' centurion Andre Fletcher, who scored 67. After Fletcher was dismissed, Windward lost their last five for 22 runs. With 12 points from the game, T&T leapfrogged England Lions to take the second spot on the points table.

Defending stoutly after a mini-collapse, Barbados played out a draw against hosts Guyana at Providence Stadium. Guyana resumed their second innings on 90 for 4, but did not make much progress as wickets tumbled in the morning session courtesy the pace trio of Kevin Stoute (4 for 47), Pedro Collins (2 for 41) and Jason Holder (2 for 14). Guyana declared on 163 for 9 with two sessions left and a 291-run lead. In reply, Barbados went from 16 for no loss to 49 for 4 before Stoute (24*) and Roston Chase (18*) played out the rest of the day at less than two runs per over to ensure a draw. Guyana took six points from the match for securing the first-innings lead, while Barbados got three.

Ending the day on 204 for 7, Combined Campuses and Colleges hung on for a draw against England Lions at the Three Ws Oval in Barbados. Earlier in the day, England Lions lost wickets in a hurry as they looked for quick runs. Overnight centurion Craig Kieswetter (103) was dismissed after adding just one run to his score, while Jimmy Adams made 72 before holing out. England Lions declared on 256 for 7, the wickets shared between spinners Nkruma Bonner (4 for 27) and Kavesh Kantasingh (3 for 79). Set 302 for victory, most of the CCC batsmen got into double figures but could not carry on - barring Bonner with 72 - as the team scraped through to a draw with three wickets to spare. They took three points form the match, while England Lions earned six for taking the first-innings lead.

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  • on March 2, 2011, 19:46 GMT

    yep it was, but i think his regional average for the past couple of years have been high. he must be making a lot of 50s or maybe a lot of not outs

  • on March 1, 2011, 13:07 GMT

    Ganga congrats ,after49 innings, first hundred? that was a long wait.

  • on March 2, 2011, 19:46 GMT

    yep it was, but i think his regional average for the past couple of years have been high. he must be making a lot of 50s or maybe a lot of not outs

  • on March 1, 2011, 13:07 GMT

    Ganga congrats ,after49 innings, first hundred? that was a long wait.

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  • on March 1, 2011, 13:07 GMT

    Ganga congrats ,after49 innings, first hundred? that was a long wait.

  • on March 2, 2011, 19:46 GMT

    yep it was, but i think his regional average for the past couple of years have been high. he must be making a lot of 50s or maybe a lot of not outs