Bowlers help Jamaica seize control
Jamaica 106 for 3 (Lambert 4*, Dawes 0*, Kantasingh 2-29) trail Combined Campuses and Colleges 112 (R Reifer 42, Russell 3-11, Brown 3-34) by six runs
Jamaica seized control of the final of the Regional Four Day Competition, skittling out Combined Campuses and Colleges for 112 on the opening day at the Three Ws Oval in Bridgetown. In what was a collective bowling effort, seamer Andre Russell picked up 3 for 11 and was backed up by the legspin of Odean Brown, who took 3 for 34. Only two CCC batsmen reached double-figures and were it not for their efforts, a score of even 100 seemed far from possible.
The seamers, Russell and Jason Dawes, rattled the CCC top order, reducing them to 20 for 5. Raymon Reifer resisted with 42 and was supported by Nkruma Bonner, who chipped in with 37 before being run out. Brown, along with Nikita Miller, helped clean up the tail and Jamaica's batsmen ensured the advantage stayed with them at stumps.
Though Jamaica lost three wickets, the top three chipped in with useful contributions to end the day on 106 for 3, only six behind and with a strong chance of building a substantial first-innings lead.