WICB Regional 4 Day tournament 2016-17 March 13, 2017

Roach roars as Barbados claim innings win

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File photo: Barbados' Kemar Roach bowled 16 overs in the second innings against Leeward Islands, giving away only 18 runs and picked up four wickets © Getty Images

Kemar Roach took match figures of 7 for 47 as Barbados defeated Leeward Islands by an innings and 26 runs at Bridgetown. Leeward Islands batted without their captain Kieran Powell, who was absent hurt, in a match where they managed only six double-digit scores across two innings.

Barbados had put on 313 after electing to bat, led by Shamarh Brooks' 63 and contributions from Roston Chase (49), Jonathan Carter (46) and Kevin Stoute (41). Their innings ended early on the second day when pacer Alzarri Joseph (5-42) took the last two wickets to complete his third first-class five-for.

In response, Leeward Islands found themselves on 37 for 6 as Roach (3-29) and Miguel Cummins (3-34) ran through the top order. They were asked to follow on after folding for 163, and the second innings ran a similar script - they were reduced to 38 for 6, before being bowled out for 124. Roach finished with 4 for 18 from 16 overs and took the award for Man of the Match. Nkrumah Bonner's 70 in the first innings and Keacy Carty's 79 in the second were the only notable batting performances for Leeward Islands who continue to sit at the bottom of the table.

The Chanderpauls, Guyana's father-son duo, were at the crease together against Jamaica and hit important half-centuries © WICB Media/Ashley Allen Photo

It was a match to remember for several of the Guyana players at Sabina Park. Fast bowler Keon Joseph picked up his first five-wicket haul and finished with 7 for 53. Not to be outdone, fellow seamer Raymon Reifer claimed 5 for 60 in the second innings. Meanwhile, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and his son Tagenarine hit fifties together to ensure they claimed a slim but vital lead. In the end and despite a century from Chadwick Walton, Jamaica lost by seven wickets.

Walton's knock - 101 off 173 balls - formed the bulk of Jamaica's first-innings total of 255 after they were asked to bat. Joseph took out for of the top six batsmen to send them on their way to the underwhelming total. In response, Guyana were struggling to push ahead but Shimron Hetmyer's 74 off 79, Tagenarine's 58 off 135 and Shivnarine's 57 off 175 were just about enough. They were the only ones who could properly resist left-arm spinner Nikita Miller (4 for 69) and part-time offspinner Andre McCarthy (3 for 18).

Jamaica were able to erase their deficit, which was only seven runs, but were bundled out for 188 with Reifer doing the most damage. The only setback for Guyana was Tagenarine being forced to retire hurt in their chase of 182, which was taken care of in 54 overs thanks to Vishaul Singh's unbeaten 63.

Trinidad & Tobago legspinner Imran Khan picked up seven wickets in the match against Windward Islands © WICB Media/Ashley Allen

Legspinner Imran Khan and offspinner Bryan Charles shared nine wickets in the second innings to help Trinidad & Tobago overcome Windward Islands by 175 runs.

The victory, let alone the sizable margin, did not seem probable when T&T were reduced to 57 for 5 after being put in to bat. Yannic Cariah, however, produced a career-best 102 not out off 212 balls, wicketkeeper Steven Katwaroo struck 59 and a bonus half-century from left-arm spinner Khary Pierre pushed the total to 275.

The bowlers then got to work and by the time they were halfway through the game already seemed in the bag. Windward Islands crashed to 33 for 6 in the 20th over and just about stuttered over 100 before they were knocked out. Left-arm quick Sheldon Cottrell took 3 for 30 while Imran, Charles and Marlon Richards chipped in with two wickets each.

T&T had the benefit of another century in their second innings, this time from captain Kyle Hope (105 not out) while Kariah pushed his match tally further by 47 runs. All that meant Windward Islands were looking at a target of 375. They enjoyed a good start, finishing at 61 for 1 on day three, but things took a bad turn thereafter. Imran (5 for 67) and Charles (4 for 79) ran through the side, reducing the score to 92 for 4, then 182 for 8 and finally 202 all out.

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  • Johnny865 on March 20, 2017, 2:00 GMT

    @trinimon... you were just waiting for chase to get a few wickets to make a come back, but I would still humour you. firstly you cannot compare ones fc record with that of anothers test record for him being successful ( as you said earlier on this same article concerning khan you said. just because a bowler is good in domestic cricket that doesn't mean he would be good in international cricket) and for chase it's exactly that. if we were to check both men bowling average in test cricket it's basically the same. that also brings me to my other point you are saying he is only 3 wickets behind samuels in 78 matches less, which is true however what you have failed to realize is that for over half those test matches samuels wasn't permitted to bowl hence his lack of wickets. I am sure if you were to check how many innings he had bowled in his test career it would be significantly less than half the amount of Test matches he has played...

  • TriniMon on March 19, 2017, 21:26 GMT

    @Johnny: Check your boy Chase with a 7/22. And he's done it (5'fer) 4 times so far in his career, compared to Samuels' 1 time in 122 matches in FC cricket. Now Chase has just 3 wickets less than Samuels in 78 matches less. So tell me again how Samuels is a better bowler, or how Samuels being able to bowl again makes him a better player than Chase despite his sub 20 batting average over the last 1-2 years.

  • Cricinfouser on March 18, 2017, 2:22 GMT

    Well fellas Roach just did the job again. I suppose now you will say its against the Windwards. So like it or not Roach will Starr against Pakistan. Joseph will miss out but that's the luck of the draw.At least we have some quality as backup. I will nominate Campbell from Jamaica to partner Brathwaite in the test series

  • Mekkayel on March 17, 2017, 22:21 GMT

    Hetmyer has the goods to open the batting in all formats. hope he adds consistency to his game this season because there's places up for grabs

  • jupiterlaw on March 17, 2017, 11:46 GMT

    Because Roach's performance was against lowly Leewards, I hesitate to say that he is back. We need to see some more of this, and see them consistently.

  • Metman on March 16, 2017, 19:42 GMT

    Brought up Imran Khans' stats..,batting nothing to write home about ...bowling fairly impressive.....and the same can be said of Kevin Stoute even better...BUT ..both are around 32 years,went on an A team tour to England together but again... inconsistency and the inability to maintain permanent places on teams when the" big guys "are around appears to be their problem.

  • Cricinfouser on March 16, 2017, 19:28 GMT

    WHNS it's me. heresy the thing for me I need my experienced players to show that they are better than the rest. If they are going to average 20

  • Johnny865 on March 16, 2017, 18:55 GMT

    @wnhs... correct is right, and if people thought that things was bad 2 years a back when the likes of gayle pollard and bravo represented wi in 50 over cricket then they are in for a rude awakening with this new team. now don't get me wrong they have been a few promising breakthrough with the likes of carter, mohammed, hope, nurse, Lewis. who did reasonably well in their absence but they would never be able to be competitive without some of the experience guys in the squad. look at the tri series when pollard and Narine played and the difference they made. @trinimon... look even metman knows that the problem isn't the pitch but the fact that we are not producing quality fast Bowling as in the past. so don't blame the pitches for their dominance. now I won't say that the pitches in the Caribbean are like those in Australia which offers nothing really for spinners but it certainly isn't like the sub continent where it's plain to see and how you are making it out to be...

  • Metman on March 16, 2017, 15:57 GMT

    West Indies are NOT producing fast bowlers like they did in the past and there is not much difference in the pitches these days with the exception of the one at QPO which was known to be spinner friendly from day one. When Bdos was rolling out the fast bowlers back then,TnT were rolling out the spinners albeit that they took 90% of their wickets at the QPO,Guyana had Butts and Harper,Parry from the Leewards and Padmore from Bdos also played test cricket that would mean that they were taking wickets. T20s and ODIs are not only causing a dwindling in test match spectators they are also responsible for the mashing up of some players ability to score runs at the 4 day and test level as well. Adrian Baraths' career was destroyed by one day cricket.Simmons once a good 4 day cricketer can only score runs in 4 day cricket if he swipes,Dwayne Smiths' batting has deteriorated big time since his test debut century and the latest is Carlos Brathwaite with both bowling and batting.

  • WNHS on March 16, 2017, 15:46 GMT

    @johnny865...Agreed with you fully brother. To lose is one thing to lose with a second string squad with no signs of ever winning a match will deter the crowds from coming and t20 is where we've been the strongest. @bajanandy? I understand what you're saying, and don't think i'm comparing Pollard with Lara. Quite the opposite actually. Was saying if Lara couldn't do it then no way can Pollard do it because he's not in that league. No one is in that league for that matter. As for Pollard, remember he's in his peak right now, people forget that he's still only 28 so his peak years are being wasted by the West Indies. Let's talk recent form, I like to refer to the tri series where he performed consistently all series except maybe one game when he out for duck then the very next series when everyone performed badly and the coach was fired on the eve of the series, him and ramdin were made the scapegoats by Courtney Browne and were dropped. That can't be fair.

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