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March 12, 2011
Trinidad and Tobago took a slim first innings lead over Leeward Islands at the Queen's Park Oval, but the big news is that Ronarko Morton and Tonito Willet will take no further part in the game after being arrested on Friday night for drug possession and are currently in Police custody at Morvant Police Station.
On the field, the game is turning out to be a surprisingly even contest. T&T lost two quick wickets in the morning to slump to 63 for 5, but Imran Khan and Denesh Ramdin set about rebuilding the innings, adding 90 together, before Ramdin was trapped in front by Anthony Martin for 46. Imran then added a further 50 with Rayad Emrit to take T&T past 200 and within touching distances of Leeward's total. He eventually fell for 59, while Emrit made 44, but it was enough to give T&T a 19-run lead. Leewards were 30 for 2 in their second innings, having lost Sherwin Peters and Gavin Williams to Shannon Gabriel.
Chris Woakes took five wickets, including a hat-trick, on a rain-shortened day as England Lions ran through Guyana for 78 at the Providence Stadium . Having lost the entire first day's play, only 43.5 overs were possible on the second, but that was enough time for Lions to take control of the game. Guyana were already labouring at 69 for 5 when Woakes removed Vishaul Singh for 2. He followed that up by having Veerasammy Permaul and Zaheer Mohamed both caught to take in three in three. He then earned his five-for by having Brandon Bess caught behind to finish with 5 for 18 from 10 overs. Craig Kieswetter and Adam Lyth then flayed the Guyana attack for 42 runs from 6.1 overs to further stamp their authority on the game
Kyle Corbin made an enterprising half-century to take Combined Campuses and Colleges to 253 for 7 against Jamaica at Chedwin Park. Corbin made 76 from 98 deliveries, smashing seven fours and three sixes in the process, and sharing an 87-run stand with Shacaya Thomas (34) for the fourth wicket. Thomas' dismissal, lbw to Brendan Nash, set off a mini-collapse, as CC&C tumbled from 206 for 3 to 233 for 7. Kevin McClean and Nkruma Bonner survived the remaining overs in another rain-curtailed day on which only 56.2 overs were possible.
Liam Sebastien took six wickets to help Winward Islands restrict Barbados to 341 at the Kensington Oval, before Andre Fletcher helped post a strong reply with an unbeaten half-century. Kevin Stoute provided the backbone for Barbados with a patient 72 made over four hours, and received good support from Shane Dowrich, who made 56 not out. Offspinner Sebastien, who had taken three wickets on day one, cleaned up the tale to finish with 6 for 97 from a mammoth 47 overs. Winward were in a little trouble at 36 for 2 but Fletcher and Keddy Lesporis put on 80 in 23.3 overs to give their team a good platform heading into day three.
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