Edwards century puts Barbados on top
Kirk Edwards and Ryan Hinds dominated the opening day of the game to give Barbados the advantage over England Lions at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown. Barbados had already made a steady start, with Edwards and Kraigg Brathwaite (43) adding 95 for the second wicket, before Hinds came to the crease. The pair then proceeded to build on that platform, adding a further 176, as Edwards ended the day unbeaten on 126 with Hinds on 80. Liam Plunkett and Jade Dernbach were the two successful bowlers, picking up a wicket each, while the rest toiled away for no reward.
Denesh Ramdin set a West Indies first-class record with seven catches behind the stumps, and Trinidad & Tobago skittled Combined Campuses and Colleges for 131 on the first day of their match at the Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Ground in St. Augustine, Trinidad. T&T chose to field and Rayad Emrit and Shannon Gabriel quickly justified that decision by removing four of the top five batsmen with only 58 on the board. There was to be no recovery for CC&C, and they were dismissed for 131 from 39.3 overs. Emrit finished with 3 for 11, Gabriel took 3 for 73, and Amit Jaggernauth chipped in with 2 for 6. In reply, T&T stumbled to 45 for 2, with Kevin McClean striking two early blows.
Jamaica struggled to a score of 177 for 6 against Winward Islands at the National Cricket Stadium in St. George's, Grenada. A number of batsmen made starts, but none of them were able to push on, with former West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels' 40 the best effort they could muster. Things could have been worse for Jamaica, but David Bernard and Chadwick Walton added an unbeaten 41 for the seventh wicket. The spoils were shared amongst five different Windward bowlers, who picked up one wicket each.
There was no play on the opening day of the game between Guyana and Leeward Islands in Georgetown because of overnight rain.