Windwards take lead over CCC


ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Windward Islands were fighting back against Combined Campuses and Colleges but the sixth round Regional Four-Day encounter remained fairly open at the close of the second day here Saturday.

The hosts finished the day on 106 for four in their second innings, after conceding a lead of 60 runs on first innings at the National Stadium.

Discarded West Indies limited overs batsman Andre Fletcher was leading the fightback with an unbeaten 43.

Earlier, CCC were bowled out for 209 after resuming the day on 48 for three.

Left-arm spinner Garey Mathurin snatched four for 23 and was supported by off-spinner Shane Shillingford with three for 47.

They slumped to 53 for four when opener Kyle Corbin fell after adding just three to his overnight 24 but Jason Holder hit 41, veteran left-hander Floyd Reifer chipped in with 37, Raymon Reifer stroked 30 and captain Romel Currency got 29, to hand the students first innings points.

Raymon Reifer and Currency added 55 for the fifth wicket and when both fell just eight runs apart, Floyd Reifer and Holder put on a precious 76 for the seventh wicket.

While Holder cracked two fours off 87 balls, Reifer stroked four fours off 65 balls in two hours at the crease.

The partnership was broken when Reifer prodded Mathurin into the waiting hands of Keddy Lesporis at short leg, triggering a collapse that saw the last four wickets fall for 17 runs.

The Windwards were immediately in strife when Devon Smith edged Holder behind without scoring and opening partner Atticus Browne departed in the same fashion for three, off seamer Kevin McClean (2-39).

Tottering at four for two, the Windwards were bailed out by Fletcher who has so far faced 102 balls and struck three fours in a responsible innings.

WINDWARDS 1st Innings

D Smith c Ottley b McClean 5

A Browne lbw b Holder 1

A Fletcher c wkp Walton b McClean 14

K Lesporis c R Reifer b Austin 27

*L Sebastien c Currency b McClean 4

D Polius c McClean b Austin 3

+L James c Currency b Austin 52

S Shillingford c wkp Walton b Holder 6

G Mathurin run out 4

N Pascal c and b Dewar 8

D Johnson not out 9

Extras (b4, lb2, w1, nb9) 16

TOTAL (all out, 44.1 overs) 149

Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-9, 3-53, 4-61, 5-61, 6-86, 7-94, 8-113, 9-132, 10-149.

Bowling: McClean 11-3-34-3, Holder 14-7-41-2, Reifer 3-0-22-0, Austin 13.13-31-3, Dewar 3-1-15-1.

CCC 1st Innings

(overnight 48 for three)

Y Ottley c Mathurin b Pascal 4

K Corbin c wkp James b Shillingford 27

N Bonner lbw b Shillingford 9

+C Walton c Polius b Mathurin 6

R Reifer lbw b Shillingford 30

*R Currency lbw b Polius 29

F Reifer c Polius b Mathurin 37

J Holder c Lesporis b Mathurin 41

K McClean c wkp James b Johnson 5

A Dewar c Smith b Mathurin 4

R Austin not out 0

Extras (b2, lb3, nb12) 17

TOTAL (all out, 76.1 overs) 209

Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-31, 3-43, 4-53, 5-108, 6-116, 7-192, 8-199, 9-204, 10-209.

Bowling: Pascal 11-2-43-1, Johnson 10-0-27-1, Shillingford 22-4-47-3, Mathurin 13.1-6-23-4, Sebastien 11-1-33-0, Polius 9-0-31-1.

WINDWARDS 2nd Innings

D Smith c wkp Walton b Holder 0

Browne c wkp Walton b McClean 3

A Fletcher not out 43

K Lesporis c F Reifer b McClean 18

*L Sebastien lbw b Austin 23

D Polius not out 14

Extras (lb2, nb3) 5

TOTAL (4 wkts, 37 overs) 106

Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-4, 3-30, 4-74.

Bowling: McClean 5-0-39-2, Holder 6-1-16-1, Austin 12-5-21-1, Dewar 5-0-16-0, Bonner 8-2-9-0, Ottley 1-0-3-0.

Position: Windwards lead by 46 runs.

Toss: CCC.

Umpires: L Abraham, C Mack.

Sat, 03/17/2012 - 15:04