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April 3, 2011
Combined Campuses and Colleges beat Windward Islands by huge margin of 157 runs in Bridgetown to enter the final of the Regional Four-Day Competition.
Offspinner Dalton Coulis ran through CCC's middle and lower order, picking up five wickets, as they were restricted to 202 in their second innings. Opener Romel Currency was the only batsman to offer some resistance as he notched up his second half-century of the game while Kevin McClean (22) and Nkruma Bonner (14) added some handy runs down the order.
A target of 286 was never going to be easy for Windward who were bowled out for 173 in their first innings. They started poorly, losing three wickets with just 18 runs on the board, with Kavesh Kantasingh once again among the wickets. Keddy Lesporis briefly showed some intent with a half-century, but failed to receive any support, as none of the other batsmen managed to get past 20. Kantasingh picked up four wickets, to add to his five-for in the first innings, while Ryan Austin ran through Windward's middle and lower order to pick up his twelfth five-wicket haul and seal an easy win for CCC in three days.
In the second semi-final in St. Augustine Jamaica hold the edge over Trinidad and Tobago after they notched up a whopping 664 in their first innings. In response T&T were 198 for 4 at stumps on the third day.
Jamaica ended the second day on 574 for 7 with Wavell Hinds on 131. The last three wickets added a further 90 runs with Hinds finally getting dismissed after making 165. Jason Dawes picked up two quick wickets, including that of West Indies batsmen Darren Bravo for a duck, as T&T started shakily, losing three wickets with just 28 runs on board. The Ganga brothers - Daren and Sherwin then got the innings back on track with a steady 83-run partnership before Andre Russell struck to pick up his second wicket, dismissing Sherwin for 42. Any hopes that Jamaica would have had of a T&T collapse were put to rest by Daren, who stayed firm to add another unbroken half-century partnership with wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin. Daren was on 60 and Ramdin was giving him good support on 49 at the end of the day's play.
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