Guyana snapped a four-game losing streak with a draw against Jamaica at the Providence Stadium. Jamaica picked up six points by virtue of their lead but it was not enough to take their top spot from Barbados, who are sitting on 51 after beating CCC.
A mid-afternoon declaration by Jamaica set Guyana a tough 272 from less than two sessions. The home side were aided by four half-centuries and finished on 159 for 4.
Jamaica took a 139-run lead by bowling out Guyana for 302. Travis Dowlin could only add a run to his overnight 71 before he was bowled by an incoming delivery from Andrew Richardson in the second over. Jamaica's second innings started poorly, with Esaun Crandon snapping up Brenton Parchment and first-innings centurion Donovan Pagon in the first over without a run on the board. Parchment drove a catch to Narsingh Deonarine at mid-on and Pagon was bowled by a delivery that cut back in and took out middle and off.
Xavier Marshall, dropped from the West Indies team, put on 49 for the third wicket with his captain Tamar Lambert before he chipped a catch back to Deonarine for 23. Wavell Hinds was the fourth to go at 90, pulling a short ball from Esuan to the other Crandon, Royston, at wide long-on. Lambert made 59 from 75 balls and Jamaica declared at 132 for 8. Their push for a win was thwarted by the left-handers Leon Johnson (58) and Narsingh Deonarine (51 not out).
Rain ruined Trinidad & Tobago's hopes of victory against the Leeward Islands on Monday in St Augustine. The match ended in a draw and T&T could not move to third place on the points table.
The umpires Rawle Richards and Richard Kettleborough made six pitch inspections between the scheduled 9.30am start and the actual resumption at 3pm. When play finally began Leewards, set 230 to win after Daren Ganga declared on the overnight 101 for 1, crawled to 36 for 0 in 38 overs - numbingly, a run-rate of 0.94 an over.
In the seventh round starting Friday, Jamaica travel to face the Windward Islands in Dominica and Guyana will be at home to T&T.
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