Jamaica, Barbados play out tame draw in WICB PCL
Jamaica Franchise and dethroned champions Barbados Pride yesterday played a dull draw in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional Cricket League four-day match at Sabina Park, thanks to some defensive batting from the latter.
Resuming their second innings on 168 for two - a lead of 250 - Barbados batted out virtually the rest of the day to end on 303 for nine, an addition of 156 runs and an overall lead 385.
This was in addition to their first-innings score of 310, to which Jamaica replied with 228.
Both teams agreed to call off play at approximately 4 p.m., one hour before the scheduled close.
"I'm disappointed the way the game turned out, but we had virtually no control over it," said Jamaica captain, Tamar Lambert. "They could have pushed the game more from yesterday (Sunday).
"If I was in their position, I would have put the opposition under a lot more pressure. But having said that, I think we gave up the initiative in the first innings where, after getting the better part of what was a flat wicket, we fell short of their score by 80-odd runs."
The Barbadians were led in their batting by captain Kraigg Brathwaite who, resuming on 78 overnight, went on to score 90. He batted for seven hours and 28 minutes and faced 171 balls, counting seven fours in the process.
Fast bowler Jason Dawes, the most impressive pacer throughout the match, ended with three for 44 for a match haul of seven for 101, while Lambert, bowling his nagging part-time off-spin from around the wicket, claimed three for 61 off 40 overs.
Guyana, Leewards win
AT WINDSOR PARK: Guy-ana Jaguars defeated Windward Islands Volcanoes by an innings and 10 runs on their last day of their final-round match yesterday.
Scores: WINDWARDS, 283 (Devon Smith, 93; Tyrone Theophile, 58; Keddy Lesporis, 50; Devendra Bishoo, 6-74; Veerasammy Permaul, 4-64); and 134 (Tyrone Theophile, 47; Veerasammy Permaul, 4-30; Devendra Bishoo, 4-38). GUYANA 427 (Chris Barnwell, 148; Shiv Chanderpaul, 118; Rajindra Chandrika, 35; Veerasammy Permaul, 29; Shane Shillingford, 5-118 and Delorn Johnson 2-86).
AT THE NATIONAL CRI-CKET CENTRE IN COUVA, Trinidad: The Leeward Islands Hurricanes beat Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by five wickets on the final day of their final- round match yesterday.
Scores: T&T RED FORCE 291 (Jason Mohammed 143, Imran 30; Rahkeem Cornwall 3-78, Quinton Boatswain 2-24, Anthony Martin 2-44) and 226 (Kjorn Ottley 80, Jason Mohammed 32, Akeal Hosein 31, Rayad Emrit 25; Rahkeem Cornwall 3-77, Jeremiah Louis 2-22, Anthony Martin 2-47). LEEWARDS 277 (Steve Liburd 93, Montcin Hodge 38, Quinton Boatswain 30, Devon Thomas 29, Gavin Tonge 24; Imran Khan 4-70, Marlon Richards 3-34) and 245 for five (Rahkeem Cornwall 101 not out, Devon Thomas 57, Steve Liburd 51 not out, Montcin Hodge 29; Marlon Richards 2-37).