Regional Four-Day Competition, 6th round, 1st day March 17, 2011

Hildreth ton saves England Lions

ESPNcricinfo staff

A century from England Lions captain James Hildreth and cameos from the lower order steered the visitors to 280 for 8 against Windward Islands at Windsor Park in Roseau.

Choosing to bat, England Lions were in trouble at 78 for 4, before a steadying 90-run stand between Hildreth and Jonathan Bairstow. After left-arm spinner Gary Mathurin, the pick of the Windward bowlers with 3 for 66, had Bairstow caught on 40, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes and James Harris hung around to frustrate the hosts. Mathurin also picked up the wicket of Hildreth, lbw for 100. Woakes and Danny Briggs were at the crease at stumps.