Combined Campuses and Colleges win thriller against Guyana
Carlos Brathwaite led Combined Campuses and Colleges to a nail-biting win over Guyana at Three Ws Oval in Bridgetown. Brathwaite picked up 5 for 28 from 14 overs as Guyana were dismissed for 191 about seven minutes after tea. Guyana began the day on 30 for 1, needing another 170 for victory, but were in trouble at 69 for 4. Assad Fudadin, who top scored with 44, and Derwin, who made 32, then added 53 for the fifth wicket, and after Fudadin added 41 with Vishaul Singh, Guyana looked likely to complete their first victory of the season.
Brathwaite, however, sparked a collapse when he trapped Fudadin lbw and then had Zaheer Mohamed caught behind for a duck. He sealed the win by dismissing Brandon Bess and Ronsford Beaton off successive deliveries in the first over after the tea break, as Guyana lost their last five wickets for 28 runs. Brathwaite finished with match figures of 9 for 61, while Ryan Austin ended with 7 for 151 to take his tally of wickets to a season-leading 29.
The win gave CCC 12 points and took them to second place in the Championship with 45 points, while Guyana are bottom of the table with 16.
Jamaica earned six points from their draw against Trinidad & Tobago at Sabina Park, but that wasn't enough to keep them top of the Championship table. Jamaica declared their second innings on 226 for 5, with Tamar Lambert making an unbeaten 61, in a bid to force a result. Denesh Ramdin, however, scored an unbeaten 103 as T&T made a valiant attempt to chase 304 from 63 overs. They eventually ended up with 248 for 5, as both captains agreed to end the game when the run-rate climbed past 10 runs an over with five overs remaining. Jamaica are now joint second in the table with Combined Campuses and Colleges on 45 points.