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Leeward end with upper hand in draw

Windward Islands 233 (Cato 90, Louis 4-36) and 331 for 3 dec (Smith 185*, Edwards 64) drew with Leeward Islands 343 (Hughes 89, Lewis 3-51) and 112 for 6 (Carty 48, Shillingford 2-41)

Leeward Islands walked away with the majority of points in their drawn game against Windward Islands after taking a big first-innings lead. Set a fourth-innings target of 222, Leeward then played out the draw, but not before they had lost six wickets for 112.

Electing to bat first, Windward found themselves in a good position in the first innings, with Roland Cato (90) and Kavem Hodge (41) guiding the team to 213 for 3. However, they went on to lose seven wickets for 20 runs to be dismissed for 233. Seamers Jeremiah Louis and Mervin Matthew took seven wickets between them.

Leeward openers Chesney Hughes (89) and Keacy Carty (74) then set about putting together a strong platform for the side with a 149-run opening partnership. Despite a slump, Nkrumah Bonner's 69 helped Leeward past 300 and they ended with a 110-run first-innings lead.

Windward's response in the second innings was much stronger. Devon Smith scored a quick 185 and Hodge struck a rapid fifty as the side looked to push for a result with a declaration of 331 for 3 that left Leeward with a target of 222. Liam Sebastien, Audley Alexander and Shane Shillingford then all picked up two wickets each as Leeward reached 112 for 6 by stumps.

Leeward Is 4th innings Partnerships

1st0CF HughesKU Carty
2nd55A SaundersKU Carty
3rd26DC ThomasKU Carty
4th6NE BonnerKU Carty
5th12JDC TaylorNE Bonner
6th13NE BonnerT Warde
7th0NE BonnerJS Louis

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