Regional Four Day Competition, 4th round, 1st day February 26, 2011

Samuels powers Jamaica to 332 for 3

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West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels continued his excellent run of form with this third century in four games to lead Jamaica to 332 for 3 in their fourth round game against Leeward Islands at Warner Park in St. Kitts. Samuels brought up his hundred with a pull through mid-wicket for two off Anthony Martin, and ended the day unbeaten on 143, having struck 15 fours and two sixes. He was well supported by Brendan Nash, who made 67 after being dropped on 15, Simon Jackson, who made 61 and Danza Hyatt, who made 44.

Sherwin Ganga and Denesh Ramdin helped steady Trinidad & Tobago after they had slumped to 54 for 4 on the opening day of their game against Winward Islands at the Arnos Vale Ground in St. Vincent. The pair added 111 before Ramdin was caught close to the wicket by Keron Cottoy off the bowling of Gary Mathurin for 53. Ramdin batted for just over two hours, and peppered his innings with seven boundaries. Ganga was unbeaten on 72, with Amit Jaggernauth on 6, as T&T ended the day on 172 for 5.

Opener Jimmy Adams made a hundred to lead England Lions to 260 for 4 against Combined Campuses & Colleges on a rain-affected day at the Three Ws Oval in Barbados. Adams was not out on 115 - his 11th first-class hundred - and has added an unbroken 86 for the fifth wicket with Jonathan Bairstow, who is on 34. Off-spinner Ryan Austin and left-arm spinner Kavesh Kantasingh shared the four wickets to fall, ending the day with figures of 2 for 65 and 2 for 66 respectively, having bowled 49 overs between them.

Led by Assad Fudadin, Guyana made 176 for 3 on the opening day of their game against Barbados at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Rain postponed the start of the game until after lunch, and Guyana lost opener Rajindra Chandrika early, caught behind off Pedro Collins for 18. But Leon Johnson joined Fudadin, and they added 103 enterprising runs before Johnson, having just completed his half-century, swept leg-spinner Ryan Layne straight to deep mid-wicket. In all, he batted for 142 minutes, faced 119 balls, and struck eight fours for his 51.

Fudadin was unaffected by Johnson's dismissal, clobbering Roston Chase over long-off for six, and then dancing down the pitch to drive Layne to the extra-cover boundary in the next over. He ended the day unbeaten on 71, having struck six fours and two sixes.

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  • zaid on February 27, 2011, 18:48 GMT

    Man windies selectors take a look at samuals he is in great form, maybe the bravo injury could be a blessing in disguise, , seriously they need to look at this and take it in consideration

  • Jawad A Malik on February 27, 2011, 7:26 GMT

    please bring him to wi team immediately.He always perform well in india

  • jermaine on February 27, 2011, 4:22 GMT

    its so funny all of wi fans want to see samuels in the wc team but only the selectors do think so ..crazy right

  • Dummy4 on February 27, 2011, 2:03 GMT

    get samuel now in the world cup

  • desmond on February 26, 2011, 22:00 GMT

    please guys you need to put samuels in the world cup..he is scoring runs and has the experience than most of the new people in the team the world cup is every 4 years donT waste his talent just because the board is trying to be different in selecting"s a no brainer he (marlon samules is the one to be in the squad he can also bowl,so he would be the right replacement for bravo,not the youngsters that the brought.i'll keep the thomas guy if thats his name (wicket keeper)...

  • jermaine on February 26, 2011, 12:57 GMT

    he needs to be in the wi wc team, with gayle and samules at the top

  • Richard on February 26, 2011, 11:46 GMT

    Pick Samuels for the World Cup please!!!

  • Dummy4 on February 26, 2011, 11:22 GMT

    Samuels keep scoring, this will be a comeback of a lifetime!!

  • Dummy4 on February 26, 2011, 8:36 GMT

    samuels continue ur hard work

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