Athanaze and Martin bowl Leeward to victory

A round-up of the fourth day of the fifth round of the Regional Four-Day Competition

Offspinner Justin Athanaze and legspinner Anthony Martin shared nine wickets between them to bowl Leeward Islands to a 29-run win against Trinidad and Tobago at Queen's Park Oval. Chasing 183 for victory, T&T resumed on the final day at 75 for 5, but were without the services of Runako Morton, who had been arrested by police and was unavailable to bat. Sherwin Ganga and the tail doubled the score, stretching the chase to 153 before the final wicket fell. After beginning the final day on 35, Ganga was dismissed on 77, and the last two batsmen - Nos. 9 and 10 - fell for ducks. Martin finished with 5 for 41 while Athanaze took 4 for 56 for Leeward.
The final day between Windward Islands and Barbados at the Kensingtown Oval began with little hope of a result and ended with Windward holding on for a tense draw. Barbados resumed their second innings on 8 for 0 when play began and lost wickets steadily at one end while opener Kraigg Brathwaite scored 56 at the other. Apart from Brathwaite, only Kevin Stoute and Sharmarh Brooks made it past 20. Liam Sebastien and Gary Mathurin took three wickets apiece and Barbados eventually declared on 180 for 9, setting Windward 172 to win. The chase got off to a poor start, with Pedro Collins reducing Windward to 17 for 2, but the hammer blow came when four wickets fell for one run, reducing the innings from 52 for 2 to 53 for 6. The lower-order batsmen held out and eventually ensured a draw was secured, ending the day on 89 for 7 in 40 overs.
The fourth day between England Lions and Guyana at Providence was marred by rain as well and the match was called off. England Lions resumed their first innings on 68 for 3 and scored only 19 more runs before rain forced the players off the field for good.
The contest between Jamaica and Combined Campuses and Colleges also ended in a draw at Spanish Town. Jamaica began the final day on 133 for 3, replying to CCC's 353, and were dismissed for 341 before the game ended. All of Jamaica's top-order batsmen got starts, but no one converted it into a large score, and the innings was struggling at 148 for 5 at one stage. The middle order, however, rallied and half-centuries from Wavell Hinds and Chadwick Walton helped steer the innings past 300. Fast bowler Kevin McCLean was the star for CCC, taking 5 for 79.