A superb spell of fast bowling from Ian Bradshaw shocked the Leewards Islands' middle order while handing Barbados the first-innings honours on day two of the Carib Beer Series match at the Addelita Cancryn Ground at St. Thomas. Swinging the ball admirably, Bradshaw's incisive four-wicket haul after tea was responsible for Leewards being dismissed for 258 in response to Barbados' 360. Barbados proceeded to extend that lead to 147 while progressing to 45 for 1 at stumps.
Earlier in the day, Austin Richards and Sylvester Joseph, the Barbados captain, combined to add 104 for the fourth wicket after the start of play was delayed for two hours owing to rain. Richards, unbeaten on 27 overnight, scored 64 before driving one back to Ryan Hinds, while Joseph contributed a fine 63. Bradshaw, who did not bowl in the first two hours of the day, then triggered a slide after the interval and the Leewards lost their last six wickets for 55.
In a similar display of quality fast bowling, Reon King ripped through Jamaica's batting line-up to give Guyana the upper hand at stumps at Chedwin Park in Jamaica. King's figures of 4 for 19 from 15 probing overs of medium pace left Guyana reeling at 79 for 6 in reply to Guyana's first-inning 314. King, 30, dismissed Chris Gayle (0), Donovan Pagon (24), David Bernard (1) and Carlton Baugh (2) in an opening spell of 12 overs.
Wickets fell regularly thereafter, with Esaun Crandon gettind rid of the dangerous Marlon Samuels (9) as Jamaica were left at 48 for 6. Wavell Hinds, Jamaica's captain, was unbeaten on 16 from 137 minutes while Gareth Breese has so far scored 12 in 101 minutes at the crease. Still 235 in arrears, Jamaica will need to get past 164 to avoid the follow-on.
In the morning session, Guyana collapsed from 282 for 5 to be bowled out an hour after lunch. Shivnarine Chanderpaul hit a dogged 75 before being dismissed by Daren Powell, also a national campaigner. For Jamaica, Powell (3 for 45), Breese (3 for 66) and Jermaine Lawson (2 for 69), were the most successful bowlers.