Amazing Jamaica win 4Day title
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad — Jamaica defeated Barbados by a massive 139 runs to win the 2012 Regional 4 Day title. Playing on the final day of the Grand Final at Sabina Park, the home side set the Bajans 230 to win and the visitors folded for 90 midway the second session.
The amazing come-from-behind victory meant Jamaica won the regional first-class title for a record fifth consecutive time. Jamaica’s bowling heroes were seamer Dave Bernard, who took four early wickets to rock the top order and left-arm spinner who took 3-9 to end with 7-72 in the match.
JAMAICA 273 (Donovan Pagon 71, Brenton Parchment 58, Nikita Miller 34 not out; Sulieman Benn 5-90, Carlos Brathwaite 3-38) and 247-5 decl. (Donovan Pagon 45, Tamar Lambert 42 not out, Brenton Parchment 42, Danza Hyatt 33, Xavier Marshall 22, Horace Miller 22 not out, David Bernard 21; Sulieman Benn 4-67)
BARBADOS 291 (Jonathan Carter 99, Rashidi Boucher 52, Dwayne Smith 29, Carlos Brathwaite 27; Andrew Richardson 5-71, Nikita Miller 4-63) and 90 (Shane Dowrich 32; Dave Bernard 4-34, Nikita Miller 3-9, Odean Brown 2-12)
Jamaica won by 139 runs