Regional Four-Day Competition, semi-finals, fourth day April 4, 2011

Jamaica make final, T&T consider legal action

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jamaica have made it to the final, despite a relatively strong batting performance from Trinidad and Tobago in which they got to 448 for 9 in reply to Jamaica's mammoth 664 in St Augustine, Trinidad. Jamaica's made the cut, having taked the first-innings' lead during the teams' group-stage encounter in Kingston last month.

Beginning day four on 198 for 4, T&T lost Denesh Ramdin to Andre Russell early, after he had added just five runs to his overnight score of 49. But captain Daren Ganga stayed on, getting to his 23rd first class ton. He was kept company by Kieron Pollard, who got 48 before being trapped lbw by David Bernard. Any hope Jamaica had of wrapping up the innings after the pair's departure was thwarted by the No. 8 batsman Rayad Emrit, who scored unbeaten 113, and ensured the hosts were not bowled out. Russell was the pick of the bowlers, finishing with figures of 4 for 89.

T&T, who finished second on the points table, a point ahead of Jamaica, are considering legal action after losing out on a place in the final, to Jamaica who finished fourth. According to the tournament rules, if semi-final games end in a no-result, the team which came out on top during the head-to-head clash in the preliminary round advances. But T&T manager Omar Khan said this had not been made clear. "There is still some misinterpretation concerning the rule pertaining to advancing to the finals," Khan said. "We find it very unfair. What is the reward of playing consistent cricket all season then?"

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied Draw Aban Pts
Combined Campuses and Colleges

7 4 1 0 2 0 57
Trinidad & Tobago

7 3 1 0 3 0 52
England Lions

7 2 0 0 5 0 51
Jamaica

7 2 0 0 5 0 51
Windward Islands

7 2 3 0 2 0 41
Barbados

7 1 1 0 5 0 27
Leeward Islands

7 1 5 0 0 1 19
Guyana

7 0 4 0 2 1 16

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