Brown spins Jamaica to victory
Jamaica joined the England Lions and Combined Campuses and Colleges at the top of the points table after they comfortably beat Guyana at the Alpart Sports Club in St Elizabeth. Legspinner Odean Brown spearheaded Jamaica's 165-run win as he ran through Guyana's middle and lower order picking up five wickets.
Guyana, who were set a target of 359, had started solidly with the openers Rajindra Chandrika and Shemroy Barrington putting on 58 runs on the third day before stumps. They added another 17 runs on the fourth day before Jerome Taylor struck to dismiss Chandrika. The dismissal opened the floodgates as Guyana kept losing wickets at regular intervals and failed to string together any substantial partnerships. After the opening stand of 77, the next-highest partnership was 29 for the third wicket between Leon Johnson and Assad Fudadin. Both batsmen were dismissed on 117 as Guyana lost eight wickets for 76 runs to slump to 193 all out.
The match between Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados at Guaracara Park ended in a high-scoring draw. T&T, who were 390 for 9 overnight, were bowled out for 413 with Rayad Emrit unbeaten on 97. Barbados reached 234 for 3 before play ended. The star of Barbados' second innings was Kraigg Brathwaite who made an unbeaten 102. He was the first centurion in a game that had six half-centuries scored, which included three scores in the nineties. The second round of games starts on February 11.