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St John's, Antigua, CMC – Barbados crushed hapless Leeward Islands by an innings and 49 runs inside three days here Sunday, to leave themselves with a slim chance of winning the WICB President’s Trophy.

Starting the day needing to accumulate as many points as possible, Barbados steamrolled the Leewards for 183 all out just before lunch, to walk away with 17 points from the Regional Four-Day encounter at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.

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The victory took them to 82 points, ahead of pre-series leaders Trinidad and Tobago who started with 72 points and are playing Guyana in Georgetown.

Barbados were spearheaded by speedster Fidel Edwards who claimed four for 24 while off-spinner Ashley Nurse took three for 94 and left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn, two for 52.

Once against Devon Thomas led the Leewards fight with a top score of 60 but failed to find major support from his teammates. Captain Kieran Powell added just eight to his overnight 23 while Jahmar Hamilton chipped in with 29.

The Leewards finished the preliminary round with 42 points.

Resuming the day on 54 for two, the Leewards suffered an early setback when Powell was taken at slip by Benn off Nurse, with the score on 66.

Thomas, yet to score at the start of the day, then combined with Hamilton to resist the Barbados attack, in a 58-run fourth wicket partnership.

The right-handed Thomas spent a shade over two hours at the crease, faced 94 deliveries and hit nine fours while Hamilton counted four boundaries in his crisp 54-ball knock.

The stand was looking ominous when Hamilton drove Nurse to Fidel Edwards at mid-off to depart, and Jaison Peters (15) hung around for nearly half-hour to add 31 with Thomas before edging Fidel Edwards behind.

Wickets then tumbled as the end came swiftly for the Leewards, with Fidel Edwards grabbing three of the five wickets that fell for 26 runs.


Summary Scores:

Leeward Islands 1st Innings: 94 All Out (34.4 Overs). Devon Thomas 30, Kieran Powell* 16, Yannick Leonard 15, Jaison Peters 14; Ashley Nurse 10.4-3-24-4, Jonathan Carter 4-1-8-2, Sulieman Benn 4-1-9-2, Kevin Stoute 5-2-10-1.

Barbados 1st Innings: 326 All Out (125.3 Overs). Kraigg Brathwaite* 92, Omar Phillips 79, Jonathan Carter 40, Shai Hope 29; Anthony Martin 18-8-39-1, Anthony Martin 37.3-16-78-5, Jacques Taylor 27-7-76-2, Kelbert Walters 22-6-64-2, Gavin Tonge 23-8-56-1.

Leeward Islands 2nd Innings: 183 All Out (55.5 Overs). Devon Thomas 60, Kieran Powell* 31, Jahmar Hamilton 29, Jaison Peters 15; Fidel Edwards 7.5-3-24-4, Ashley Nurse 23-5-94-3, Sulieman Benn 23-11-52-2, Carlos Brathwaite 2-0-3-0.

Barbados won by an Innings & 49 runs


Leeward Islands 1st Innings

K Powell* c Hope b Carter 16

J Liburd c Nurse b Fidel Edwards 4

Orlando Peters c Dowrich b Stoute 3

D Thomas c Dowrich b Nurse 30

J Hamilton c Carter b Nurse 0

Jaison Peters+ c & b Benn 14

J Taylor c Phillips b Nurse 0

G Tonge c Fidel Edwards b Carter

Y Leonard LBW Benn 15

K Walters c Kirk Edwards b Nurse 3

A Martin not out 5

Total: 94 All Out (34.4 Overs)

Extras: (nb1) 1

Fall of Wickets: 1-9 (Liburd), 2-14 (Orlando Peters), 3-49 (Powell), 4-53 (Thomas), 5-54 (Hamilton), 6-54 (Taylor), 7-57 (Tonge), 8-76 (Jaison Peters), 9-85 (Leonard).

Barbados 1st Innings Bowling: Fidel Edwards 9-3-36-1, Carlos Brathwaite 2-0-7-0, K Stoute 5-2-10-1, A Nurse 10.4-3-24-4, J Carter 4-1-8-2, S Benn 4-1-9-2.

Barbados 1st Innings

Kraigg Brathwaite* LBW Martin 92

O Phillips c Hamilton b Martin 79

Kirk Edwards c Orlando Peters b Taylor 23

J Carter b Walters 40

S Hope LBW Martin 29

K Stoute b Walters 0

S Dowrich+ c Orlando Peters b Taylor 2

Carlos Brathwaite c Orlando Peters b Tonge 20

A Nurse not out 26

S Benn st Jaison Peters b Martin 6

Fidel Edwards c Taylor b Martin 6

Total: 326 All Out (125.3 Overs)

Extras: (b4, lb1) 5

Fall of Wickets: 1-146 (Phillips), 2-189 (Kirk Edwards), 3-219 (Kraigg Brathwaite), 4-246 (Carter), 5-246 (Stoute), 6-253 (Dowrich), 7-282 (Carlos Brathwaite), 8-301 (Hope), 9-306 (Benn).

Leeward Islands 1st Innings Bowling: G Tonge 23-8-56-1, K Walters 22-6-64-2, A Martin 37.3-16-78-5, J Taylor 27-7-76-2, Y Leonard 14-4-42-0, K Powell 2-0-5-0.

Leeward Islands 2nd Innings (Lead; 232)

K Powell* c Benn b Nurse 31

J Liburd c Phillips b Nurse 4

Orlando Peters b Benn 17

D Thomas c Phillips b Benn 60

J Hamilton c Fidel Edwards b Nurse 29

Jaison Peters+ c Dowrich b Fidel Edwards 15

J Taylor c Kirk Edwards b Fidel Edwards 1

G Tonge c Hope b Fidel Edwards 2

Y Leonard b Fidel Edwards 8

K Walters not out 0

A Martin run out 0

Total: 183 All Out (55.5 Overs)

Extras: (lb4, lb6, w1) 11

Fall of Wickets: 1-22, 2-54, 3-66, 4-124, 5-155, 6-157, 7-167, 8-179, 9-183, 10-183.

Barbados 2nd Innings Bowling: Fidel Edwards 7.5-3-24-4, A Nurse 23-5-94-3, Carlos Brathwaite 2-0-3-0, S Benn 23-11-52-2.

Result: Barbados won by an Innings & 49 runs

Final points: Barbados 17 (3 bowling points + 2 batting points + 12 points for victory) | Leewards 2 (2 bowling points)

Toss: Leeward Islands won the toss and elected to bat

Umpires: Joel Wilson & Danesh Ramdhanie

Standby Umpire: Bernard Joseph

Match Referee: Vanroy Burnes

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 17:54