CAVE HILL, Barbados (CMC):A day that started with bright prospects for Leeward Islands turned gloomy, when Raymon Reifer led three batsmen with half-centuries to revive the fortunes of Combined Campuses and Colleges in the Regional Four-Day Championship yesterday.
The hosts amassed 333 for six with left-hander Reifer gathering a career-best 85, Chadwick Walton an unbeaten 74 and left-handed opener Anthony Alleyne, 71, on the penultimate day of their fourth-round clash on a docile 3Ws Oval pitch.
CCC now lead by 270 runs.
CCC clawed their way back into a match that looked like it was getting away from them, with the pair of Raymon Reifer and Alleyne spending nearly 33/4 hours together at the crease, taking advantage of the conditions to put on 113 for the third wicket.
After they were separated, Reifer shared 47 for the fourth wicket with his elder cousin Floyd, the former Barbados and West Indies captain, now CCC player/coach, before he fell half-hour before tea.
There was still no respite for Sylvester Joseph's side, as Walton then came to the crease and batted with typical aplomb, putting on an even 100 for the fifth wicket with the elder Reifer, whose 48 left him seven runs short of becoming the leading scorer overall in the history of the four-day tournament.
Feisty leg-spinner Anthony Martin was the most successful bowler for Leewards, finishing the day with three for 112 from a marathon 53 overs, and Tonito Willett supported with two for 79 from 29 overs.
At Queen's Park Oval: Guyana require a further 322 for victory.
Trinidad and Tobago 319 (Denesh Ramdin 84, Darren Bravo 66, Lendl Simmons 51, Imran Khan 44, Sunil Narine 24; Veerasammy Permaul 3-60, Paul Wintz 2-50, Ronsford Beaton 2-58) and 251 for two decl. (Lendl Simmons 69, Adrian Barath 56, Kieron Pollard 54 not out, Darren Bravo 48 not out).
Guyana 195 (Leon Johnson 87, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 42, Assad Fudadin 29; Sunil Narine 6-40) and 54 for one (Tagenarine Chanderpaul 27 not out).
At 3W's Oval: CCC lead by 270 runs.
CCC 180 all out (Raymon Reifer 45, Shacaya Thomas 35; Larry Joseph 3-32, Gavin Tonge 3-55) and 333 for six (Raymon Reifer 85, Anthony Alleyne 71, Floyd Reifer 48, Shacaya Thomas 21, Akeem Dewar 20; Anthony Martin 3-112, Tonito Willett 2-79).
Leeward Islands 243 (Steve Liburd 53, Tonito Willett 44, Devon Thomas 40; Kevin McClean 3-39).