Steven Jacobs helps Guyana defend 230

A round-up of the Regional 4 Day Tournament matches that ended on November 9, 2015

Kraigg Brathwaite scored his 14th first-class hundred, Barbados v Jamaica, Regional 4 Day Tournament, Bridgetown, 1st day, November 6, 2015

Kraigg Brathwaite scored his 14th first-class hundred  •  WICB Media Photo/Randy Brooks

Four wickets each from offspinner Steven Jacobs and left-arm pacer Raymon Reifer helped Guyana bowl out Windward Islands for 125 in their chase of 230, for a 104-run win at the Providence Stadium. After Guyana were all out for 95 on the third day, Windwards had the entire last day to bat but lasted 46.1 overs as the hosts took 18 points compared to Windwards' three.
Guyana built on their decision to bat by posting 362 with the help of opener Rajendra Chandrika's maiden first-class hundred (146). Several other batsmen reached double-figures but could not build on starts as Shane Shillingford troubled the middle and lower order to finish with 6 for 107. Windwards' batting was led at the top by Devon Smith's 52 and 46 runs from opener Tyrone Thephile before Jacobs took four in the first innings to restrict the visitors to 228, for a lead of 134 runs.
Guyana were then skittled for only 95 as Shillingford ran through their lower order again, with 5 for 36, and Windwards were set a target of 230. Only four of their batsmen reached double-figures because Jacobs claimed four more to finish with career-best match figures of 8 for 91. Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored 34 in each of the innings.
Barbados' bowling attack combined with a first-innings century from Kraigg Brathwaite to lead them to a 10-wicket win after making Jamaica follow-on to claim 17 points in the first round of the Regional 4 Day Tournament. After posting 373 in the first innings, Barbados dismissed Jamaica for 189 and 187 to chase a target of only four runs.
Put in to bat, Barbados were led by Brathwaite's 14th first-class hundred (119), followed by a 77 from No. 3 Shai Hope and useful contributions from Sharmarh Brooks (49) and Roston Chase (48). The lower order didn't contribute much and Nikita Miller's 4 for 100 meant they were restricted to under 400.
Jamaica's top order also fared better than their lower order, but not better than Barbados' top order. Opener John Campbell scored 49 and Kirk Edwards chipped in with a fifty (58) before four wickets from Kevin Stoute (4 for 21) and three from left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican bowled Jamaica out for 189, to make them bat again. The second time, Campbell top-scored with 35 and only five more batsmen scored in double-digits. Miguel Cummins and Ashley Nurse took three wickets each to dismiss Jamaica again and the Barbados openers took three overs to register the win.