Barbados 144 for 2 (Brathwaite 49*, Edwards 48, Boucher 46) lead Trinidad & Tobago 110 (Emrit 34, Cummins 5-30) by 34 runs
Miguel Cummins ripped through the Trinidad & Tobago line-up to dismiss them for 110 on the first day of the regional four-day final at Kensington Oval. The Barbados top order built on Cummins' third five-wicket haul of the tournament to end the day 34 runs in front with eight wickets standing.
T&T were in early trouble after Barbados chose to bowl on a grassy surface, Cummins taking four of the first five wickets to have the visitors limping at 19 for 5. He had Adrian Barath and Yannick Cariah caught off successive deliveries in his second over, and sent back Jason Mohammed in his third. At the other end, Kemar Roach accounted for Lendl Simmons.
The T&T lower order fought briefly, No 9 Rayad Emrit leading the way with 34 and No 7 Stephen Katwaroo chipping in with 24. Cummins completed his five-for, removing Emrit to end the innings in the 38th over.
Kraigg Brathwaite and Rashidi Boucher, with a breezy 46, put on 62 upfront for Barbados and captain Kirk Edwards followed up with 48 before falling late in the day to Simmons. Brathwaite was unbeaten on a patient 49.
Cummins' showing took the 22-year old's tournament haul to 31 wickets, the most by a fast bowler. "Things have been going great for me this season," Cummins said. "This is my first full season playing for Barbados at the senior regional level. I had one match last year and it didn't work out that well, but I was determined and came back and told myself 'this year would be my year'.
"We are going to look to bat the whole day on Friday, but if we have to bowl at all, I'll be looking to come out bowling as hard again as I did on the first day."