WICB Regional Four-Day tournament 2016-17 April 9, 2017

Smith and Windward bowlers overwhelm Jamaica

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File photo - Opener Devon Smith scored an unbeaten 100 in Windward Island's first-innings © WICB

An unbeaten first-innings century from Devon Smith, coupled with Kyle Mayers and Shane Shillingford's resounding returns, piloted Windward Islands to an eight-wicket victory inside three days over Jamaica at the Arnos Vale Ground.

Jamaica's decision to bat received little validation from their batsmen as they were bowled out for a paltry 56 in 19.4 overs. Only two of their batsmen got into double-figures, with wicketkeeper Devon Thomas registering a top score of 15. Their undoing was spearheaded by the fast-bowling duo of Mayers (6 for 29) and Delorn Johnson (4 for 26).

Windward's reply was led by Smith's unbeaten 253-ball 100. His second ton in three matches, and 29th overall, all but nullified opposition captain Nikita Miller's 5 for 58 and secured a lead of 167 for his side. That began to look match-winning as soon as Mayers picked up two wickets in successive overs to reduce Jamaica to 21 for 2. Offspinner Shane Shillingford then took over, picking up his 37th first-class five-wicket haul and finishing with 7 for 91. Raul Palmer, with 46 off 128 balls, and Fabian Allen, with 77 off 95 balls, were the strongest sources of the Jamaican resistance as they were bowled out for 262.

Left with a target of 96, Windward were able to win despite Smith retiring hurt and Tyrone Theophile (36) and Jerlani Robinson (19) losing their wickets.

Two half-centuries and a match haul of 9 for 42 from Roshon Primus helped Trinidad and Tobago hammer Barbados by 130 runs at Kensington Oval

Batting at No. 7 Primus lifted T&T from 122 for 5 to 196 in the first innings with an 80-ball 60 - his third first-class fifty. It was the only notable contribution besides a 53-run second-wicket stand between Amir Jangoo (32) and Isaiah Rajah's (38) and at that point it seemed like Barbados had the upper hand with Kevin Stoute and Justin Greaves taking seven wickets between them.

But then they slumped to 34 for 6 in their first innings with Primus doing the star turn again as he removed three of the top five batsmen for single-digit scores. Stoute (81) and Kenroy Williams (46) tried to wrest the initiative back with a 90-run stand for the seventh wicket but Primus' returns of 4 for 21 along with Bryan Charles' 3 for 32 bowled Barbados out for 168 and gave T&T a 28-run lead.

T&T wicketkeeper Jangoo then plundered seven fours and two sixes to amass a top score of 71 off 131 balls in the second innings, while Primus chipped in with a 62-ball 51, before Greaves' 5 for 63 ended the T&T innings at 211.

Set a target of 240, Barbados plummeted from 62 for 4 to 78 for 9 within the space of eight overs, with Primus taking 5 for 21. No batsman scored more than 20 as Barbados were bowled out for 109 in 40 overs.

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  • Anderson Brathwaite on April 12, 2017, 22:13 GMT

    By the way Trinis was kyle Hope dropped

  • cricfan6741063201 on April 12, 2017, 22:12 GMT

    OK I'm back. Bajanandy. I expected everyone to be overjoyed. No worries I'm kinda glad too. Simply because the Pride selectors continue to devalue bowling, and unnecessarily stretching the batting. That's just my opinion though. Anyhow more importantly test ream anybody?

  • jarrel0723030 on April 11, 2017, 12:41 GMT

    Metman is still hurt that that Red Force beat his pride that had WI players in it. The question he should ask is how a team with 3 West Indies internationals in it struggled to make 100 runs? With 2 of them not even getting to double figures and Chase a duck in his first innings against a team with no West Indies players at all? This doesn't look good for WI in the upcoming series. Primus lives and plays cricket in T&T where he has been honing his skills for years. No coincidence T&T won without Kyle Hope either. False Pride got beaten soundly and at home and just because of Metman this makes me happy.

  •   cricfan5438562724 on April 10, 2017, 23:56 GMT

    Metman, do you know anything about cricket or research? Primus has only played 3 matches, how is he propping TnT bowling? Imran Khan is by far and away the top TnT bowler this season and one of the top in the region. Primus was injured for more than half the season.

  •   cricfan5438562724 on April 10, 2017, 23:44 GMT

    LOL @ Metman....and he like to tell people they cant understand english. Jangoo top scored in the match for TNT, what you talking about Kyle hope? he win any match for tnt? nope....he has been consistent though. Primus came to Trinidad as a Teenager and has played with Alescon Comets, plays with Emrit, Khan and others. Thats probably why you never heard of him in Bdos. He been playing here a few years now, he took comets the t20 domestic final 2016 where he gave bravo's and Pollards QPCC a scare in the Final and that performance shot him up to a TnT call up.

  • M on April 10, 2017, 18:37 GMT

    @Metman: Yes, Jangoo CONTINUED his impressive start to regional cricket. Do you know that the Regional Super50 is also Regional cricket? Or does the word "Regional"in the Regional Super50 just blow over your head? Jangoo was also decent during the Super50 barring a couple of matches. But he was the highest scorer for his CCC team while wicketkeeping. And here, he opened the batting while keeping as well. So stop picking on people and what they say and sort out yourself. Regarding the non-selection of certain players, they were brought in for a training camp ahead of the selection of the test team.

  • Shekar on April 10, 2017, 11:56 GMT

    Keep your eyes on Roshon Primus...the young Bajan playing for Red Force! Injury interupted his maiden season but he's averaging over 40 with the bat and 15 with the ball with his medium-fast swingers! Just 21..... loads of potential Also - Jangoo continued his impressive start to regional cricket. A very promising young wicketkeeper batsman

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