Jamaica set for big win
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):
Four-time defending champions Jamaica were poised to complete a big win over Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) on the final day of their final round, Regional Four-Day match at 3Ws Oval today.
Set 321 for victory on the third day here yesterday, CCC, a mere shadow of the side that finished runners-up to Jamaica last season, were 162 for eight at the close, still 159 runs adrift of their target.
Jamaica are gearing up for a semi-final clash with Guyana on home turf at Sabina Park, starting March 30, as they seek to emulate the region's most celebrated nation Barbados in a record five straight titles.
A victory here today will ensure that Jamaica finish the preliminary round with a perfect record of six wins from as many outings.
Perhaps by sheer coincidence, Jamaica's quest for victory yesterday was held up by two of their nationals, Chadwick Walton on 29 and Jason Dawes, who was on one in a partnership of 11 in 7.4 overs, which has so far lasted 23 minutes.
The top score so far, as was the case in the first innings, has come from yet another Jamaican in Shacoya Thomas, who followed a knock of 78 with 41, which came in 154 minutes off 97 balls with six boundaries, before becoming a victim of the tall leg-spinner Odean Brown, who has four for 22 off 10 overs.
Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller has taken two for 38.
Earlier, Jamaica were bowled out for 257 off 71.1 overs in their second innings - 14 minutes after lunch - having started the day on 164 for four.
Again, coincidentally, Jamaica were also dismissed in 71.1 overs in their first innings total of 200 all out.
Captain Tamar Lambert top-scored in the second innings with 55, after starting the day on eight with the score 164 for three.
The heavy-set Lambert was ninth out, leg before wicket as he essayed a sweep off leg-spinner Akeem Dewar, a Jamaican as well. He was at the crease for 182 minutes, faced 114 balls and struck six boundaries after reaching his half century in 171 minutes off 106 deliveries, also with six fours.
JAMAICA 1st innings 200
CCC 1st Innings 137
JAMAICA 2nd Innings
(overnight 164 for four)
|B. Parchment c sub (R. Reifer) b Dewar||41|
|X. Marshall st Walton b Austin 2||3|
|D. Pagon lbw b Dewar||44|
|D. Hyatt c & b Austin 3||9|
|T. Lambert lbw b Dewar||55|
|D. Bernard c Holder b Austin||0|
|+H. Miller hit wicket b Austin||3|
|N. Miller run out||1|
|A. Richardson c Holder b Austin||13|
|O. Brown c Dewar b Holder||10|
|S. Cotterel not out||0|
|Extras (b7, lb4, w3, nb14)||28|
|TOTAL (all out, 71.1 overs)||257|
Fall of wickets: 1-55, 2-105, 3-119, 4-176, 5-176, 6-182, 7-191, 8-233, 9-257, 10-257.
Bowling: McClean 7-0-29-0, Dawes 8-3-23-0, Austin 25-3-89-5, Holder 9.1-2-40-1, Dewar 17-4-55-3, Ottley 5-0-10-0.
CCC 2nd innings
|Y. Ottley run out||6|
|K. Corbin lbw b Bernard 3||5|
|S. Thomas lbw b Brown||41|
|F. Reifer b N. Miller||13|
|N. Parris lbw b Miller||7|
|+C. Walton not out||29|
|J. Holder c wk H. Miller b Brown||7|
|K. McClean lbw b Brown||2|
|A. Dewar c Parchment b Brown 0|
|J. Dawes not out||1|
|Extras (b4, lb7, w1, nb9)||21|
|TOTAL (8 wks, 54 overs)||162|
Fall of wickets: 1-20, 2-61, 3-88, 4-102, 5-129, 6-143, 7-145, 8-151.
Bowling: Richardson 12-4-34-0, Cotterel 2-0-24-0, Bernard 11-3-33-1, N. Miller 19-6-38-2, Brown 10-3-22-4.
Position: CCC need other 159 for victory.
Umpires: Lennox Abraham, Anisur Rahman (Bangladesh).