Regional Four Day Competition 2008-09, 5th round, 3rd day February 9, 2009

Barbados and Windwards complete wins

Cricinfo staff


Amit Jaggernauth starred with the bat for Trinidad & Tobago © DigicelCricket.com
 

Guyana's poor start to the tournament became even worse, losing by an innings and 59 runs to Barbados at Windward Park. It was Guyana's fourth straight loss in the tournament, making it their worst-ever start to the domestic first-class campaign.

Guyana, who resumed at 166 for 4 in their first innings, were bowled out for 288, and collapsed for 148 in their second after Barbados enforced the follow-on. Allrounder Ryan Hinds, called up to the West Indies squad for the second Test against England, and debutant Nikolai Charles split the wickets, while Veerasammy Permaul was absent hurt. For Guyana, Travis Dowlin added 40 to his overnight 49, while Derwin Christian chipped in with 47.

Leon Johnson top scored in the second innings with 65, but only two other batsmen managed to reach double figures. The injured Permaul did not bat again, while Royston Crandon, who made a half-century in the first innings, was forced to retire hurt after he was struck by a ball on the elbow. Pedro Collins took 3 for 29 off eight overs.

Windward Islands had a mini-stutter, but they eased to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Leeward Islands in St Lucia. Leewards, who started out trailing by 36 runs with four second-innings wickets left, scored 80 runs. Wicketkeeper Devon Thomas, overnight on 19, made 40. Darren Sammy got rid of tailenders Robbie Joseph and Lionel Baker, who chipped in with 33 and 20. Set 45, Windwards' openers raced to 40. They were jolted by three quick strikes - two for Joseph and one from Baker - but Johnson Charles, who made 31, took them to victory along with Sammy.

Sherwin Ganga made a career-high 90 to help Trinidad & Tobago gain first-innings points against Combined Campuses and Colleges on a rain-hit day in St Augustine. Ganga, younger brother of captain Daren, helped his team reach 362 from 210 for 5, a first-innings lead of 47. Offspinner Ryan Austin struck quickly in the morning, removing Gibran Mohammed on his overnight score of 8. Richard Kelly then made 24 in a 44-run stand with Ganga before he was caught off Austin.

Austin struck again to leave T&T at 269 for 8, but a 63-run partnership between Amit Jaggernauth and Ganga ensured their team takes at least four points from the game. Ganga fell ten short of a hundred, and was cheered on his return to the pavilion. Jaggernauth, who finished on 37, added 30 for the final wicket with Atiba Allert (17). Austin finished with 6 for 123 off 50 overs.

CCC lost two wickets in their 16 overs till stumps.

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