Brendan Nash's unbeaten 44 helped Jamaica complete a six-wicket victory Windward Islands in Spanish Town. Needing 78 runs for victory, the defending champions reached their target around 35 minutes before the scheduled lunch interval. However, resuming on 20 for 2, Jamaica stumbled early on - opener Xavier Marshall was bowled by Rawl Lewis, while captain Tamar Lambert was lbw to Shane Shillingford. But at 58 for 4, Nash and Wavell Hinds held firm to guide them home.
"This is a positive way to start for us, and we want to continue in this vein for the rest of the season," Lambert said. "I thought the bowling of Nikita Miller, when he got seven wickets on the first day, put us in the driver's seat, and then Wavell Hinds' batting helped to give us a big lead. Those two big performances set the stage for us."
Kavesh Kantasingh's 6 for 55 in the second innings handed Combined Campuses & Colleges (CCC) a stunning 151-run victory against Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) in Montego Bay. It was the second time in the match that the left-arm spinner had T&T clueless, as Daren Ganga's side failed to successfully chase down 276 for victory, folding for 124 before tea. Declaring their second innings on 148 for 5, CCC removed both T&T openers before lunch. In fact, Justin Guillen's 31 was to be T&T's best effort, as Kantasingh held sway after that. Struggling at 94 for 5, there was only token resistance from the rest of the T&T batsmen, as they lost their last seven wickets for 30 runs.
Leeward Islands had to settle for first-innings points against Barbados, after bad light brought an early close to proceedings in Kingston. Leewards failed to bowl Barbados out for a second time, after they set them a target of 224. Barbados never really got going, and had to battle hard to save the match after losing the top order. It was tight bowling from Lionel Baker, Anthony Martin, and Justin Athanaze, all ending with two wickets apiece, but Barbados held on at 158 for 7. With Leewards bowled out for 216, Baker provided them with the first breakthrough removing Dale Richards. Along with Martin, they removed the top four Barbados batsmen, before Kevin Stoute briefly threatened to kick-start a late chase, before Athanaze picked up two wickets.