PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):
Jamaica tightened their grip on their Regional Four-Day Championship match against Trinidad and Tobago yesterday after their speedsters produced a lethal burst to rock the hosts on a truncated second day's play at Queen's Park Oval.
After Jamaica stretched their overnight 242 for nine to 290 all out, T&T found themselves in strife early and finished the day at Queen's Park Oval on 89 for five, still 201 runs adrift of their target.
Fast bowler Andrew Richardson (2-19) and left-arm seamer Sheldon Cotterell (2-30) produced devastating spells to rock T&T, who were tottering on 52 for five at one stage before Aneil Kanhai (20 not out) and Kevon Cooper (17 not out) staged an unbroken 37-run sixth-wicket stand to see their side to the safety of the close.
Baugh last to go
Earlier, West Indies wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh carried on from his overnight 101 to finish on 140 before being last out.
All told, Baugh batted 214 minutes, faced 215 balls and struck 14 fours and two sixes.
His last wicket stand with Sheldon Cotterell was worth 76, with the tail-ender ending unbeaten on 14 in 88 minutes at the crease from 40 balls.
Left-arm spinner Kavesh Kantasingh finished with figures of six for 94 while fast bowler Shannon Gabriel took two for 54.
T&T endured a nightmare start, losing Justin Guillen in the first over from Richardson without a run on the board, and debutant Marlon Barclay followed him soon afterwards for six, edging Richardson behind.
Jason Mohammed (22) and Khan (14) then battled in a 38-run third-wicket partnership before a double strike reduced T&T to 49 for four.
Mohammed nibbled at a wide ball from Cotterell and feathered a catch to Baugh while Khan played an injudicious stroke at left-arm spinner Nikita Miller to fall after an hour and a half at the crease.
Sherwin Ganga then edged Cotterell to first slip but Kanhai and Cooper displayed good temperament in repairing the innings.
Play got under way at 1:45 p.m. after rain ruled out any play in the first session.
IN BRIDGETOWN: Guyana, replying to Barbados' first innings of 317 all out, reached 187 for three at the close on the second day of their fifth-round match of the Regional Four-Day Championship at Kensington Oval.
Scores: Barbados 317 (Kraigg Brathwaite 62, Shane Dowrich 54, Omar Phillips 52, Jonathan Carter 50; Brandon Bess 3-45, Veerasammy Permaul 3-640).
Guyana 187 for three (Narasingh Deonarine 63 not out, Assad Fudadin 62).
AT GROS ISLET: Windward Islands, responding to the Leeward Islands' 121 all out, reached 126 for six at lunch on the second day of their day-night fifth-round game in the Regional Four-Day Championship at the Beausejour Cricket Ground.
Scores: Leewards 121 (Javia Liburd 50, Jahmar Hamilton 21; Kenroy Peters 5-43, Nelon Pascal 3-45) & 29 for two (Javia Liburd 24 not out; Nelon Pascal 2-8)
Windwards 178 (Liam Sebastien 77, Dalton Polius 25, Nelon Pascal 22; Gavin Tonge 6-78.