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Scorecard: Leeward Islands versus Canada

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Scorecard for the Leeward Islands versus Canada game in the WICB Regional One Day Tournament. 

Leeward Islands vs Canada

(at Everest Cricket Club)

LEEWARDS

A Richards b Jethi 141

K Powell c Samad b Baidwan 22

*R Morton st Mulla b Jethi 72

O Banks not out 75

T Willett b Baidwan 23

W Cornwall not out 19

Extras (b2, lb2, w11) 15

TOTAL (4 wkts, 50 overs) 367

Fall of wickets: 1-59, 2-233, 3-249, 4-329.

Austin Richards, Romel Currency hit tons on opening day

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Austin Richards of Leeward Islands and Romel Currency of Combined Campuses and Colleges hit superb centuries on the opening day of the West Indies Cricket Board’s One-Day Tournament in Guyana.

Richards made 141 as the Leewards defeated Canada by 184 runs at Everest Sports Club, while Currency made 102 not out but the students lost to Guyana by four wickets at Providence on Thursday. In the other match, Barbados defeated defending champions Jamaica by 21 runs.

Results: WICB's Regional Limited Overs Competition

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Results from the Thursday matches in the first round of the West Indies Cricket Board’s One-Day Tournament being played in Guyana:
 

At the Everest Cricket Club

LEEWARDS ISLANDS 367 for 4 off 50 overs (Austin Richards 141, Omari Banks 75 not out, Runako Morton 72, Tonito Willett 23, Kieran Powell 22; Karun Jethi 2-50, Javier Baidwan 2-62) CANADA 183 for 7 off 50 overs (Quasir Ali 52, Sunil Dhaniram 44, Javier Baidwan 38 not out; Omari Banks 2-24)

LEEWARDS won by 184 runs

At the National Stadium, Providence

New boy Baker makes good start

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Lionel Baker, the newest member of the West Indies Cricket Team, said he had his thinking cap on during his impressive spell against Pakistan in the opening match of the Fortune Cup Series on Wednesday. The 24-year-old – the first player from the island of Montserrat to wear West Indies colours in an official international match – also noted that he will be looking for more success during the second match on Friday.

CEO speaks ahead of WICB's One Day Tournament

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- As we prepare to host the 2008 One-Day Regional Tournament in Guyana, we cannot help but hope that the tournament will be the beginning of a new focus on raising the bar in West Indies Cricket.

The results of the One-Dayers in recent years have been mixed; we have had some good performances but we have also witnessed scores and performances that are well below the first class standards that are to be expected from Regional Tournaments.

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