Rain plays spoilsport to Windwards' progress

Windward Islands 189 and 148 for 2 (Devon Smith 63) lead Guyana 276 by 61 runs

Intermittent rain showers hampered a day in which the Windward Islands dismissed Guyana early in the morning and then batted sensibly to extend their lead to 92 by stumps on day three at the Tanteen Recreation Ground on Saturday.

Almost three hours of play were lost due to rain after Devon Smith, the West Indies opener, hit 63 in an opening stand of 68 with Craig Emmanuel (26). Play was interrupted for 55 minutes as the rain came two overs after lunch, but Smith then wasted no time in racing to his fifty. Ramnaresh Sarwan, whose had been dismissed earlier in the day for 108, finally gave Guyana the vital breakthrough when he brought himself on and forced Smith to edge to Narsingh Deonarine at leg slip. Hyron Shallow (19) and Alvin La Feuille (34) batted well to take the Windwards to 148 for 2 at stumps, during which play was again interrupted for close to two hours.

Earlier in the day, Sarwan was snapped up by Darren Sammy off the bowing of Jean Paul before Reon King and Imran Jafferally swung the long handle to put on 27 for the last wicket. Kenroy Peters picked up his fourth wicket when he yorked King, while Paul had figures of 2 for 41.