Spinners give Guyana control against Barbados

Spinners Davendra Bishoo and Veerasammy Permaul picked up five wickets between them to give Guyana control of their game against Barbados at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Barbados looked to be in little trouble as the openers added 50 together, but when Dale Richards was trapped in front attempting to sweep Permaul, the floodgates opened. Bishoo had Kyle Hope caught in the deep, while Permaul sent back nightwatchman Jason Holder to leave Barbados 74 for three. Bishoo then bowled Ryan Hinds for 4, before having Kevin Stoute caught at slip for a duck to leave the Barbadians reeling at 88 for 5 chasing Guyana's total of 330, which was built around Assad Fudadin's 84 and Vishaul Singh's maiden first-class half century. Singh needed 144 balls to reach his milestone, and then celebrated by smashing Pedro Collins for two fours before whipping Hinds through mid-wicket for another boundary. Collins got his revenge when he trapped Singh in front for 66, and finished with figures of 4 for 76.

Jamaica piled up 504 for 5 declared to put themselves firmly in the driver's seat against Leeward Islands at Warner Park in St. Kitts. Overnight centurion Marlon Samuels was dismissed early on the second morning for 167, bowled off an under edge by Gavin Tonge. When Tamar Lambert followed soon after, it looked like Leewards were finding their way back into the game but it would prove to be a false dawn. Wavell Hinds and David Bernard came together to add an unbroken106 either side of lunch, with both men making half-centuries, to set-up the declaration. Leewards lost two quick wickets, but Shane Jeffers and Gavin Williams steadied the innings with a 77-run partnership. Lambert eventually had Williams caught for 40, but Jeffers remained unbeaten on 80 at the close.

Jimmy Adams and Jonathan Bairstow produced a big partnership but offspinner Ryan Austin ran through the England Lions middle and lower order to restrict them to 373 in their game against Combined Campuses & Colleges at the at the Three Ws Oval in Barbados. Adams and Bairstow added 134 for the fifth-wicket before Kavesh Kantasingh had Adams lbw for 142. Austin then got into the act, snapping up the last five wickets with clever flight and turn. He began his wrecking-ball act by having Adil Rashid caught at point and Chris Woakes caught at backward short-leg. Bairstow, who had batted beautifully for his 85, was then caught at slip trying an unnecessary reverse sweep. Austin then accounted for Danny Briggs and Maurice Chambers caught at forward short-leg and slip respectively. CC&C managed 176 for 5 in their reply, with Kyle Corbin making 54, still 197 runs adrift of the England Lions total.

Winward Islands hold the edge over Trinidad & Tobagao at the Arnos Vale Ground in St. Vincent. Delorn Johnson took 4 for 34 to help dismiss T&T for 220. as Sherwin Ganga was only able to add six to his overnight score of 72, and the last four wickets fell for a further 33 runs, with Johnson claiming three of them. Tyrone Theophile made 46 and Andre Fletcher an unbeaten 49 to to take Winward to 149 for two in reply.