The Leeward Islands, responding to Guyana's first innings of 547 for 8 declared, reached 39 for 1at the close on the second day of their Carib Beer Series match at the Carib Ground yesterday at St Maarten.

Krishna Arjune and Travis Dowlin were the main contributors in the Guyana innings. Arjune, who retired hurt on 116 on Friday, top-scored with 157 after he was dropped twice, and Dowlin, who benefited from three floored catches, made an unbeaten 123. Following Arjune's dismissal - bowled off an Omari Banks offspinner when the ball rebounded off the forward short-leg fielder - Guyana went to lunch at 365 for 5 after scoring 99 runs in the session.

After the interval, Dowlin continued his patient accumulation of runs but lost partners Derwin Christian (7), Neil McGarrell (29) and Mahendra Nagamootoo (26) as Guyana progressed to 484 for 8 at tea, adding 121 runs in the session. Dowlin carried on to bring up his third first-class hundred and was assisted in a late-order flourish by Esuan Crandon, who hit four sixes in an undefeated 42 from 28 balls.